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5 Must-Have Controller Programming Features

Machine Builders Want Ease-of-Use, Support for Multiple Programming Languages, Ability to Reuse Code, Global Acceptance and the Ability to Accommodate Motion and Robotic Control Along With Traditional PLC Functions

By Dan Hebert

What are the most important programming software features? In my previous column/articles/2014/industrial-controller-programming-top-needs/, I shared the supplier voice on this question, and this one shares what OEMs have to say. The five features listed as most important by suppliers were ease-of-use, automatic connection to the controller, one programming package for an entire family of controllers, ability to reuse code and support for multiple programming languages.

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