PLCs & HMIs

PLC Platform Digital Communications

Modern PLC platforms offer many types of digital communications, so users need to know some basics before configuring and programming these systems. Programmable logic controllers...

PLC Analog Programming

Using PLCs to monitor and control analog signals takes their functionality to the next level but requires a little extra design effort. Originally conceived for...

PLC Discrete Programming

Although today’s PLCs can do so much more, they still excel at their original purpose of executing discrete on/off logic. The introduction of programmable logic...

PLC Hardware and Software

PLC hardware and software often lag behind cutting-edge consumer technology to ensure reliability, but are rapidly gaining ground in many areas. As noted in the...

PLC Basics

PLCs are the brains behind many industrial automation systems large and small. These basics will help you understand what they are and how they...

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Guide

Interested in programmable logic controllers? Learn about how PLCs work, PLC applications, PLC programming software, and I/O implications that impact PLC selection. What is a...