Blurring the PLC vs. PAC Line

Oct. 16, 2012
PLC's Processing Power Allows for More Functions in Less Time at Lower Costs

PLCs have come a long way since they were first developed in the 1960s. Major enhancements to the technology have expanded its flexibility and speed capabilities. Sammy Natsui, product manager at AutomationDirect, discusses how advances in processing power, high-speed communications to remote I/O, custom functionality and faster execution, simplified programming and maintenance, and data handling have lead PLCs to function more like PACs.

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