A programmable logic controller (PLC) or programmable controller is a robust industrial computer adapted to control production processes such as assembly lines, machines, robotic devices or any activity that requires high reliability, ease of programming and process fault diagnostics.
PLCs can range from small modular devices with a few inputs and outputs (I/O), in a case integrated with the processor, to large modular devices mounted in a cabinet, with thousands of I/Os, often connected in network with other PLCs and control SCADA system.
PLCs were first developed for process automation in the automotive industry, with the aim of providing a simple programmable controller technique to replace relay-based logic systems. Today, they are used in virtually all industrial and process applications.
SIMATIC controllers are the most commonly used PLC controllers in industry in Slovenia and Europe. They are used to control and manage all types of machines, devices and industrial lines.
LOGO! The Logic Module is the ideal controller for simple operations in industry and for home use, such as controlling roulettes or similar.
SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers for the implementation of less and medium-demanding automation implementations. They are available in standard and SAFETY versions. They are characterized by their compactness and low price.
Thanks to its modular structure, the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller provides the highest standards with which we can manage the most demanding operations.
SIMATIC ET200 I/O offers a multifunctional, modular and scalable solution for distributed control without a controller directly on the machine. It can be integrated into the entire automation system via PROFIBUS or PROFINET communication.
TIA Portal is a program for programming SIMATIC controllers. It is fully integrated for automation. It provides unrestricted access to the entire range of automation, from planning to integrating program blocks and transparent operation.
The Modicon M221 logic controller offers best-in-class performance. Available in brick or book form, it requires minimal installation and offers exceptional versatility. It offers a simple remote control panel for quick maintenance and visualization of machines.
Modicon M241 logic controller: the ultimate in compact machine controllers!
The Modicon M241 logic controller offers best-in-class communication with 5 built-in connectors.
Modicon M251 with CANopen, Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP allows you to easily connect to SCADA, MES and ERP via standard Ethernet cables and even via Wi-Fi. Boost machine performance with powerful data transfer via SD card, built-in web server and more. Get unrestricted access to your machine via Ethernet – anywhere and anytime, and thus simplify maintenance with any mobile device through visualization pages constructed directly in EcoStruxure Machine Expert and stored in the PLC’s web server.
The Modicon M262, which supports the Industrial Internet, has built-in protocols for cloud services such as MQTT, OPC UA for servers and clients, API and TLS encryption. It can be connected directly to the cloud and used to push data to the EcoStruxure Machine Advisor platform while ensuring cyber security.
As a local controller, it provides superior operating efficiency with 3ms for installation in logic applications and up to 24 synchronized axes in 4ms or 8 axes in 1ms for motion when used as an all-in-one motion controller. With a dual-core processor, it effectively manages the simultaneous flow of the application and communication.