programmable logic controller (PLC)

  

Definition

Microcomputer embedded in or attached to a device to perform switching, timing, or machine or process control tasks.

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  • You may want to have a programmable logic controller at your work place so that you can switch things much quicker.

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  • The programmable logic controller was useful in automating the process of the machine as there were simple steps it was useful for.

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  • I currently program programmable logic controllers, which are used by our equipment to do things such as turn on a light, or stop a motor.

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