Schneider Electric is celebrating 50 years of automation transformation, with its invention in 1968 of the first PLC (programmable logic controller). Prior to the introduction of the PLC, real-time measurement and control was limited to the most basic levels due to technology constraints. The invention initiated the effective use of digital computer technologies in industrial automation, triggering a massive transformation to the pervasive use of digital technology to deliver industrial measurements, controls and real-time information management. Throughout the fifty years following the invention of the PLC, the capability expansion delivered by automation systems appears only to be limited by human imagination. Industrial automation is a relatively recent technology field, which continues to undergo major transitions and advancements. It is exciting to look at new inventions driving new levels of operational and business value. Customers can start their journey to new levels of productivity, safety and cyber security by upgrading their PLC automation systems to the latest Modicon EcoStruxure Control Expert (formerly known as Unity Pro) based platforms.
Contact Jenny van Rooyen, Schneider Electric, Tel 011 254-6400, firstname.lastname@example.org