Programmable Logic Control
PLC is the acronym of Programmable Logic Control, is a specialized computer used to control machines and process.
We can do PLC Data Integration and Data Presentation by an effective way. There is lot of way to Integrate PLC with any application. One of the Integration example is PLC Integrated with our Minerva ERP.
Minerva ERP supports in industries for PLC Operation. We avail of getting and fetching Information from the machinery like Factory ballast industry, lighting industry etc.
PLC integration with MinervaERP is the effective time utilization and accurate method.
The PLC has input lines where devices are connected to notify upon events (e.g. temperature above/below a certain level, liquid level reached, etc.), and output lines to signal any reaction to the incoming events (e.g. barcode capturing, spec meet within the master values etc.).
The PLC can store all the input data without any loss. For example, in manufacturing sector if the FG ready it will be tested and all the specified parameters will be tested accordingly and PLC save all those details. So in future if any customer complaint arises for FG, we can track the data using PLC stored data. So it will be very useful to find out and rectify the problems.
Like this we can do PLC Integration with any application and for Data presentation.
Advantages of PLC Industrial Automation integrated with MinervaERP:
- Flexibility: One single Programmable Logic Controller can easily run many machines.
- Correcting Errors: In old days, with wired relay-type panels, any program alterations required time for rewiring of panels and devices. With PLC control any change in circuit design or sequence is as simple as retyping the logic. Correcting errors in PLC is extremely short and cost effective.
- Space Efficient: Today's Programmable Logic Control memory is getting bigger and bigger this means that we can generate more and more contacts, coils, timers, sequencers, counters and so on. We can have thousands of contact timers and counters in a single PLC. Imagine what it would be like to have so many things in one panel.
- Low Cost: Prices of Programmable Logic Controllers vary from few hundreds to few thousands. This is nothing compared to the prices of the contact and coils and timers that you would pay to match the same things. Add to that the installation cost, the shipping cost and so on.
- Testing: A Programmable Logic Control program can be tested and evaluated in a lab. The program can be tested, validated and corrected saving very valuable time.
- Visual observation: When running a PLC program a visual operation can be seen on the screen. Hence troubleshooting a circuit is really quick, easy and simple.