4 fundamentals to consider
when selecting your PLC


What is the right Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for your application? How can you be certain to make the right choice?


Selecting the correct PLC for your machine is much more complicated than just choosing a part number. Acting as the « brain » of your machine, the PLC must be perfectly suited for your application. That’s why its selection can’t be properly done without an assessment of your machine first. Which type of inputs and outputs does it require? What kind of functions & features are needed? Not forgetting communications : what kind of external devices must the PLC talk to? One-to-one or one-to-many communication?...

There are so many variables to be considered... Let’s have a look together at the 4 fundamentals to be taken into consideration and let’s see how IDEC can provide you with the best-in-class PLCs and the support of automation and safety experts.

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Our speaker

Steve Schiller, Strategic Business Development Manager IDEC EMEA

“My goal is understanding the needs of our users, working together to build the most suitable Automation, Safety & Control solutions for their applications. Taking pride in providing the optimum combination of control system hardware coupled with the real-world machine use.”

With over 35 years of experience within the electrical, electronic and advance manufacturing technology industry, supported by his foundation of education with a HNC in Electrical Engineering – the knowledge is there to be shared. Alongside this acquired expertise Steve has more than 20 years inside the IDEC family, bringing with it substantial knowledge of the available products and how to apply them to your applications.


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