Industrial control is a key element in any factory automation process. It may vary from a simple panel-mounted controller to large interconnected and interactive distributed control systems.
PLCs are integral to industrial control; their primary function is to control individual machines or stations in real time making low deterministic latency a key factor. For industrial power applications, PLCs may control RF transistors instead of currently used vacuum tubes ensuring an accurate power control over a full dynamic range.
To make PLC programming smart and secure, NFC can replace DIP switches, service UARTs and other electromechanical elements.