Stop Specifying PLC Brands, Start Specifying Standards

Automate 2019 - We spoke to Parker Hannifin about the factors involved.

Ladder logic is an old standby of industrial control programming. New technologies are entering the market that have potential to help manufacturing enterprises, but adherence to old standards may be hindering adoption of newer devices and controls.

Marissa Tucker is product manager of controls and HMI at Parker Hannifin. In this video, she discusses some of the factors that may be keeping industrial enterprises stuck with the wrong standards, and some ways to escape the rut of being tied to one PLC manufacturer.


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James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.