Machine Techs doesn’t just repair CNC machines. We have the ability to troubleshoot your PLCs (programmable logic controller) and a variety of issues in the automation industry overall.
PLCs are digital electronic devices that contain programmable memory that can store a series of instructions. As PLCs have increased in functionality and decreased in cost, they have become mainstream in the world of automated systems, and have become fundamental to monitor and control both individual machines and complex processes.
Like any other device, especially those built to function in harsh industrial environments, it’s inevitable that problems are going to arise. Troubleshooting is necessary when working with PLCs, however, they lend themselves well to a fairly efficient diagnosis. Whether you’re currently working as a PLC technician, or aspiring to be, below are five of the most common problems you’re likely to experience while working in this field.