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Panel Meters Take on PLC Chores

Panel Meters Incorporate Capabilities to Improve Process Visibility and Keep up With Transmitter Enhancements

By Hank Hogan

Because they've gotten smarter and have additional capabilities, panel meters now can take over some functions previously handled by PLCs. For instance, a panel meter with math capabilities can keep count and shut off a machine after a fixed number of cycles.

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