A programmable controller (PC), also known as a programmable logic controller (PLC), is a computer system designed for industrial automation processes. These systems can operate in the harshest industrial settings such as extreme temperature rooms, wet environments or even dusty conditions. Usually, these controllers operate in a similar fashion as your computers at home. They have the central processing unit (CPU), inputs/outputs, power connection, operation software, sensors and memory. Due to their automation, the programmable controllers are applied in various industries, including the following:
For decades, the PC has been used in the glass industry to control the ratio of materials during manufacturing. Usually, the process of glass production is complex and sophisticated. You are required to mix silica, sodium carbonate, lime, color additives and much more in a specific proportion. However, the PC automates the whole process making it easy and convenient.
The process of making paper is always detailed. Since papers are high demand products, their rate of production should be high. PC systems come in handy to fasten, control and monitor the production of book pages, newspapers, gloss papers, bond papers, to meet the market demand.
Cement Manufacturing Plants
Cement production involves grinding and mixing various ingredients such as limestone, clay and marl. While the process is always complex and draining, controllers ensure that the ingredients are mixed proportionately as fast as possible. This results in the production of high volumes of quality cement.
Other common applications of programmable controllers include the aerospace industry, food industry, water processing, and textile industry, to name a few. If you are looking for programmable controllers, contact DENSO Robotics at .