Next-generation controllers reduce costs, increase productivity

Dixson, Greg; Falke, Bjoern
March 2009
Plant Engineering;Mar2009, Vol. 63 Issue 3, pA12
Trade Publication
The article discusses the significance of next-generation controllers for industrial costs and productivity. It is noted that the controllers which are available at far lower costs, serve as the system nucleus to control distributed input/output, collect data and network with other sub-systems or production cells. Meanwhile, the high-end personal computer-based control systems have a software that accommodates the ever-increasing need for expanded instruction sets.


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