Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

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Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Georg FreyEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_257-2


The programmable logic controller (PLC) is still the most used automation device in industry. This chapter presents the core concepts of the technology, discusses the software model and programming techniques, and describes the underlying execution model.


PLC IEC61131 Ladder diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Dawn Tilbury
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department, University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA