Plant Automation - PLCs
Electronic control components have evolved on a massive scale over the last 20 years, but many systems are much older than that and are classified as obsolete, which leaves the company with a challenge for future options.
The programmable logic controller (PLC) went through a lot of trial-and-error in its early inception. It has continued to develop since the 1970's and the market is now converging toward Ethernet/IP-based control networks.
AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are available in four form factors: M series, 10-point series, 18-point series, and 36-point series.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and strings are designed to turn printable characters into numbers that programmable logic controller (PLCs) can deal with and are commonly used in the U.S.
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