PLCs & PACs

PLC creator explains the difference between PC-based control and PLCs

Source: Control Design

By Mike Bacidore, chief editor, Control Design

Jul 27, 2015

Dick Morley is considered by many to be the father of the programmable logic controller (PLC). His involvement with the creation of the first Modicon PLC for General Motors in 1968 was a historic step in the development of industrial controls.

We had the chance to sit down with Morley and ask him a variety of questions. In this third installment of our series, Morley explains the difference between the PLC and PC-based control.

Watch the previous two installments here: