PLCs are a mainstay of modern automation, even with recent alternatives like PC-based controls. There’s a reason for their continued popularity: PLCs are durable, reliable, and cost-effective, with flexible programming that can speak to existing and newly developed programming languages.
Since the arrival of the PLC in the 1960s, this technology has only gotten faster and sleeker with the capacity to do more and know more. (That’s right, PLCs are part of the surge in manufacturing data collection. Ethernet ports and other information processing functions are quickly becoming standard.) PLCs are continuing to evolve rapidly to meet today’s industrial challenges.
But with all of these options, how do you find the right PLC for your application?
The Benefits of Custom PLC Panels
There are many advantages to choosing custom PLC panels over an off-the-shelf package. A flexible, dependable PLC will serve your needs for many years to come. Over time, your PLC may have to manage more branches of a process, expand its programs with memory capacity to match, or simply keep pace with changes elsewhere in your system.
Pre-packaged and narrowly designed PLCs will consistently require significant, expensive, and frustrating modifications to achieve any change in function or capacity. Custom PLC panels are not only designed to fit your application in perfect harmony, but can also come equipped with baked-in plasticity to accommodate any growth in your system.
One-size-fits-all also won't work for a variety of industrial applications. A food processing company will have wildly different needs compared to a marking systems manufacturer. Custom PLC panels with personalized programming offer a clear advantage over trying to wedge a basic PLC into a specialized application.
Affordable In-House Programming, Production, Testing, and Design Services
PanelShop.com not only builds custom PLC panels, but also provides comprehensive customer support. Our experienced engineers write the programming right next door to our shop, which fabricates and tests our panels.
As a single source supplier, PanelShop.com doesn’t cut corners or outsource any stage of the process. We have total confidence in our quality and so do our customers, who trust PanelShop.com to go the extra mile without inflating costs.
If you’re not sure about the exact specs you’ll need to make your project successful, PanelShop.com provides free engineering consultation – we’ll treat your project with the close attention to detail and problem-solving expertise that your business deserves.
Learn more about PanelShop.com, get a free custom quote, or just give us a call to find out how we can serve your needs.
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