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A programmable logic controller (PLC) or programmable controller is an industrial digital computer which has ..... PLC-like programming combined with remote I/O hardware, allow a general-purpose desktop computer to overlap some PLCs in ...

www.isa.org/standards-publications/isa-publications/intech-magazine/2010/december/automation-basics-programmable-logic-controllers-hardware-software-architecture

In many respects, the architecture of the programmable logic controller (PLC) resembles a general-purpose computer with specialized input/output (I/O) modules ...

www.controleng.com/articles/six-key-differences-between-plcs-and-computers

Feb 6, 2017 ... What makes a programmable logic controller (PLC) different from a ... and hardware are platform specific; components and programming ...

www.machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/engineering-essentials-what-programmable-logic-controller

Jun 1, 2015 ... A programmable logic controller (PLC) is an industrial solid-state computer that monitors inputs and outputs, and makes logic-based decisions for automated processes or machines. 1. ... PLC Hardware Components. A central ...

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It has impacted our lives as much as the modern personal computer or cell phone . A good technician must have an understanding of how a PLC controls ...

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Aug 8, 2017 ... Software PLC is a software technology designed to turn an embedded ... It is independent of hardware busses like ISA, VME, PC/104, and PCI.

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They are all controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)... ... Input Device: An input device is a piece of computer hardware equipment used to provide ...

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PLC-based controls for a material handling system[/caption] PC-based ... to any one hardware platform; Fast communication between controls programming and  ...

www.sciencedirect.com/topics/computer-science/programmable-logic-device

11.17 Altera erasable programmable logic devices .... The programming of field programmable logic devices is implemented directly via a computer. ..... or to use a hardware-configured programmable logic device (PLD) such as the simple ...