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PLCs improve predictive maintenance

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Author: Damon Purvis

Topics: Programmable Logic Controller, IIoT, predictive maintenance

Organizations: Microsoft, AutomationDirect

There is no doubt PLC technology is already strongly established on the plant floor. However, by embedding IT protocols, Cloud connectivity, and security features into today’s PLCs, it is possible to gather data that may have existed idly and use it to provide a much stronger idea as to what condition devices and machines are in to prevent unplanned downtime.

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