programmable controller


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programmable controller

[prō′gram·ə·bəl kən′trōl·ər]
(control systems)
A control device, normally used in industrial control applications, that employs the hardware architecture of a computer and a relay ladder diagram language. Also known as programmable logic controller.
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Programmable Controllers: theory and Implementation (2nd Edition) Industrial Text Company, U.S.A.
Every aspect of industry - from power generation to automobile painting to food packaging-uses programmable controllers to expand and enhance production.
The controller is connected to a programmable controller with a built-in touch screen.
A second IMS project is the Device-to-Business (D2B) platform, basically an autonomous intelligent agent that links factory floor devices directly to a business system, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), thereby circumventing traditional factory supervisory control systems, such as programmable controllers. The agent compares performance data from these devices to historical trends and, when necessary, alerts the relevant parties.
It features an automatic stockfeed and controlling circuit operated by a programmable controller, a touch screen and a linear actuating servo-controlled motor.
A programmable controller is provided with digital readout instruments, and special graphing capability.
They company will also be exhibiting the AXU Series of high performance DC speed control systems for 10, 25, 40 and 90W output power levels, and the EMP402 programmable controller for dual 2- or 5-phase hybrid stepping motor systems.
* A programmable controller with MotionLab Software that runs on the user's local PC.
These cover: safe isolation, fault finding using instruments, inverter set up and commission, basic programmable controller fault finding and electrical theory.
A programmable controller with manual start button activates either of the flexible screw conveyors to load the first ingredient into the central weigh hopper at maximum feed rate.
The AST-300SY is a precise, programmable controller with timed closing intervals.
The IPS210 high precision, fully digital minidrive embeds motion control, drive and programmable controller functionalities.

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