Motion or Logic? Simple or Advanced? A few I/O or many? Application or Machine scope?
No matter the scope of your application, whether it is large or small, motion or logic-based, stand-alone or PC-based, Valin has a great controller solution for you.
There are a number of considerations to start with when selecting the best controller for your application that many people do not consider:
Who is going to program the application and what is his or her programming background? Is he used to the higher-level languages like C# or LabView? Is she comfortable with ladder-logic? Or is he used to the more script-based languages like BASIC? Which of the IEC 61131 languages would he prefer?
Logic or Motion? What is the core purpose of the controller in your application? As much as PLCs and motion-controller are becoming more and more alike, they still have their individual strengths and weaknesses.
How many and what types of inputs and outputs does your controller need to interface with for your application?
What is your control architecture? Centralized or distributed? Stand-alone or PC-based?
What does your application's future hold...or your company for that matter? Believe it or not, that can play a big part in making the best, or worst, decision for your application!
Let our Application Engineers help you pick the best controller for your application.
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