Dick Morley

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Workforce Development November 1, 2008

Programmable controllers: How it all began

This is the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the programmable logic controller (PLC). It started in 1968 and is a real-time device that acts as the modem to your process. It is not part of the computer. My work from 1954 to 1964 was working in specialized projects such as aircraft and memory for computers.

By Dick Morley