Controls ABC, easy as PLC!
Discover how programmable logic controls play a very important role within automation. Due to their ability to handle and control different processes successfully they commonly used in the systems we provide our clients. PLC’s have been a predominant feature of many process control systems since the early 1980’s.
Over the years, they have of course evolved thus making them a popular choice for those in process driven industries. They are no longer a component within a control panel that just carries out repetitive tasks. They are essentially the heart of control systems. Advanced technology allows them to be used in other ways, such as interacting with devices and machines as well as with the operators running them.
There are four main components of this sort of system. The power supply & rack, the CPU (Central Processing Unit) and the input/output sections. Combined, these create an ideal solution for a variety of different scenarios. By integrating PLCs into our control systems, we have been able to help a wide range of clients from various industry sectors.
Here at Adbro Controls, we have extensive experience in a vast range of PLCs across a wide range of industry sectors.
We pride ourselves in being specialists in the conversion and upgrading of PLC systems, whether this be from the same vendor or a selection, we aren’t exclusive to just one.
We have experience with the following vendors PLCs:
Rockwell Allen Bradley -PLC3, SLC500, MicroLogix, Compact Logix
Siemens – Step 5, Step 7 300 & 400, S7 1200 & S7 1500
B&R – Automation Studio 2.7 onwards
Mitsubishi – FX Series, Q Series
Throughout our 20 years in the business, we have been able to help a variety of companies thanks to our knowledge of PLC controls.
We have found that process driven companies involved in the following industries find the addition of PLC controls within their systems to be beneficial:
Food & Beverage
The versatility of PLC controllers makes them a popular choice for many looking to upgrade their control systems.
Below are just a few examples of the sort of situations that benefit from having PLCs integrated in their set up, thus making them a key factor for a higher performing system.
Plastics handling (molding & forming)
Packaging (flow wrapping, palletising)