Over the years, the Programmable Logic Control (PLC) has primarily been used to perform automation, process control and data acquisition functions such as digital and analogue control, serial string handling, PID, motional and machine vision. Today, all of these functions can be performed by using a Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) unit. Unlike PLCs, the PAC can offer open, modular architectures relieving process engineers from compatibility issues between the controller and other components of the control system architecture.
If you are a process engineer familiar with IEC 61131-3 Standard Open PLC Languages, programming in ladder logic, visual studio or perhaps SCADA, with a Programmable Automation controller (PAC) you can develop and run your industrial application easily and cost effectively without the need for a legacy PLC.
Amplicon have a comprehensive range of cost effective yet innovative controllers including PACs, Rackmount computers, Panel PCs and Embedded PCs that are specifically designed to cater for process control applications.