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What’s the difference between PLC and DDC?

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and direct digital controls (DDCs) are integral in many automated plant and process control systems, making them function the way you want them to. PLCs and DDCs are similar in that they both make decisions based on data gathered from sensors to write outputs. However, PLCs often hold the edge over DDCs …

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How do Industrial Control Systems work?

Industrial control systems are playing a pivotal role in helping to develop the factories of the future. They are made up of the devices, technologies, networks, and controls used to operate and automate manufacturing, engineering and production processes across a wide range of industries. Each part of an industrial control system is built to manage …

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Electrical Control Systems are boring…. Or are they?

I joined Banelec in 2006, knowing absolutely nothing about electrical controls. I was immediately taken with how diverse the applications were; I had never had any reason to think about how things were controlled or made to work, but once I started seeing various projects coming through, I began to notice everything. Suddenly the automatic …

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Banelec celebrating 20th Birthday

Banelec are proudly celebrating 20 years as a company. Since being founded in 2000, the company has gone from strength to strength; from originally designing and manufacturing hazardous area electrical control panels, Banelec have progressed into automation and robotic solutions, frequently combining both principles. Year on year Banelec have increased productivity and turnover, building on …

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