WEST Control Solutions (2016) 5 Reasons to use a temperature controller over a PLC
WEST Control Solutions (2016) 5 Reasons to use a temperature controller over a PLC

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and temperature controllers can offer similar functions for
effective process control in manufacturing, ensuring consistent quality and minimising user error.
Process control devices have existed in various forms since at least the 17th century, as temperature
regulators in furnaces, and later in to the 18th & 19th centuries as flyball governors on steam engines,
boiler valves and other mechanical systems.
PLCs are a more modern tool that came about as a result of increased factory automation in the
20th century, particularly since the 1970s. Prior to this the same function was served by an array of
mechanical components which were costly to install & repair and complicated to change when factory
operations were modified (for example; if a product line was updated).

WEST Control Solutions (2016) 5 Reasons to use a temperature controller over a PLC

WEST Control Solutions (2016) 5 Reasons to use a temperature controller over a PLC
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