Why Use PC Control?
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) provide a great solution for many applications, but when your application goes beyond straight-forward ladder logic controlling simple I/O, PC control can be the smarter way to go.
- When you have a PLC system that includes an HMI with motion control and/or a vision system, you not only spend time developing and debugging each system independently, you also have to spend significant effort integrating the separate controllers.
- The result is often difficult to support. Even small changes require editing multiple databases and complex debugging. coprocessor modules for communications, complex math algorithms or string/array data manipulation adds even more difficulty