The importance of architecture and hardware specifications in Programmable Logic Controllers

Ismaili, Nexhbedin (2018) The importance of architecture and hardware specifications in Programmable Logic Controllers. JAS - SUT Journal of Applied Sciences-SUT, 4 (7-8). pp. 86-94. ISSN 2671-3047

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Automation is the latest and most productive trend of organizing and controlling any production process that provides high productivity, optimum execution speed, reasonable costs, high flexibility and advanced capabilities in terms of accuracy and precision of communication and execution of orders. Based on these special operating and competitive advantages, every modern industrial enterprise is automatically controlled by special microprocessor-based regulators, known as PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers). PLCs use programmable memory to store instructions and implement logical, sequential, timer, numerical, and arithmetic functions, thus making the core of the automation of each process. Equipped with special hardware modules and units, PLCs allow continuous reception of signals from field devices, their adaptation for reading and processing from the CPU processor, and then communication of results to output devices that will execute processed decisions, thus optimizing the regulatory capability of the entire industrial system. All hardware components are characterized by mutual connectivity and at the same time condition the optimal operation of each other, creating the functional chain that begins with the power supply unit to all modules, to continue the further communication between input modules-CPU/memory-output modules. The application of microprocessor-based regulators will continue to play an essential role in controlling processes by facilitating their understanding through the implementation of contemporary HMI interfaces, various simulators, and so on.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 08:35
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 08:35

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