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The PLC: a logical development

Walker, Mark; Bissell, Christopher and Monk, John (2010). The PLC: a logical development. Measurement and Control, 43(9) pp. 280–284.

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Abstract

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) have been used to control industrial processes and equipment for over 40 years, having their first commercially recognised application in 1969. Since then there have been enormous changes in the design and application of PLCs, yet developments were evolutionary rather than radical. The flexibility of the PLC does not confine it to industrial use and it has been used for disparate non-industrial control applications . This article reviews the history, development and industrial applications of the PLC.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Institute of Measurement and Control
ISSN: 0020-2940
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 24653
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 10:19
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24653
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