PLC, PC or PAC?

In a word, it’s all about … automation.  Now that the economy is beginning to recover, most manufacturing companies report that they are planning to invest in more automation. 

For more than 30 years we have been using our trusty PLC’s because they are simple and reliable, if a bit quirky.  PLC’s have practically merged with PC’s in recent times. 

Then, more recently, the PLC sprouted wings and emerged as a PAC.  If you’re not already familiar with a PAC – that’s a Programmable Automation Controller.  These units combine the sturdy reliability of the PLC with the programming language of a PC.

The PAC uses commercial computer chips and the Microsoft Windows operating system which allows you more control without giving up your existing systems.  And that is the wave of the future – faster network speeds and more utilization of wireless technologies to leap larger distances to remote sites or even to distant buildings where cabling is impossible or costly.

These systems give you lots of options for your application needs. It just depends on what you need and what you can afford.  Whether you are using PLC’s, PAC’s or a combination, most of these units will eventually need repair.

The ACS tech team will provide the services you need when it ‘s time to repair your PLC or PACAllen-Bradley, Honeywell, National Instrument, ABB, Unitronics, Baumuller, Mitsubishi, Modicon, Omron, Siemens, Square D, Yaskawa and many more brands are serviced by our expert team.

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