Programmable Logic Controllers

What is a PLC?

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a small, industrial computer. PLCs are used to automate processes that would otherwise require human intervention.

Where are PLCs used?

PLCs are all around us. They are used to automate traffic lights, control navigation systems, and operate rollercoasters. In the workforce, they are common in HVAC, manufacturing, plants, and automation settings.

Why are PLCs used?

PLCs are adaptable, reliable, and cost-effective. They can be programmed for a variety of uses and are energy efficient.

Manufacturing and robotics at Goodwin University

Manufacturers use PLCs to automate production and optimize efficiency. We offer a variety of Manufacturing degree and certificate programs at Goodwin University. Learn more about our Manufacturing programs today!

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