Top 4 PLC providers in Vietnam
PLC programming is widely applied in industrial manufacturing, ranging from small packaging line to huge automation system. However, PLC programming is quite complicated, due to the high level of expertise required and a large number of PLC models. Let’s find out what the most popular PLC providers in Vietnam are as well as their benefits and applications.
What is PLC?
Unlike other types of controller, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) is able to change customized control algorithms through programming. Popular programming languages are LAD (Ladder logic), FBD (Function Block Diagram), STL (Statement List).
The advantage of PLC is that it can change the program at will; perform complex algorithms with high accuracy; compact electrical circuit; be easily maintained, repaired, and expanded functions; have good anti-interference capability, reliably work in industrial environments; and communicate with other smart devices.
PLC programming is widely applied in industrial manufacturing and for many types of machines such as printers, packaging machines, spinning machines, sewing machines, food processing machines, high-speed cutting machines, distributing and monitoring systems in production line, etc.
Small packaging lines can also use a number of PLCs with compact design, reasonable price but still capable of fully integrating the necessary features, flexibility for many basic applications. For large and complex systems such as automobile and electronics productions, there are PLC series that can use many different modules.
Top 4 PLC providers in Vietnam
One of the most popular PLC providers in Vietnam is Siemens. Siemens PLC has high cost and heavy software, but stable and durable, is often applied to many high-level machines or large automation systems. The important reason why Siemens is popular in Vietnam is that it is one of the first brands to enter the Vietnamese market.
Originating from Germany, one of the most industrially developed countries in the world, many Siemens devices can have a superior lifespan than those of Asian manufacturers. Siemens also has a wide variety of product lines with several sizes, so it can be used for many technology stages and manufacturing lines.
Another popular provider is Mitsubishi of Japan with more reasonable price, integrated many features, widely used in life as well as in industrial production. Mitsubishi has a lot of products used in the electrical automation industry such as switches (starter, CB, air circuit breakers), electric actuators (inverters, servos), and controllers (PLC, HMI).
Mitsubishi is one of the brands that entered the country market quite early and the PLC systems are normally attached to the machines imported to Vietnam. The most outstanding feature of the Mitsubishi PLC series is its high durability plus the ability to operate stably in many different environments.
Currently, the basic Mitsubishi PLC in Vietnam is divided into two main types: Q series and FX series. The Q series is designed as a separate module. When choosing the configuration for the project, we optionally choose the configuration for the CPU, the module extends with in/out accordingly. Mitsubishi FX series is designed as a fully integrated in/out block for use in a specific application.
ABB officially launched in Vietnam in 1993. Popular PLC ABB series are known to the market as: AC500 Series, AC500-eCo Series, AC500-S Series and AC500-XC Series. These are suitable for each application size from small, medium to large. ABB PLC offers different levels of performance with high availability, withstanding harsh environments, location motion control, monitoring, or safety-standard solutions.
Rockwell Automation acquired Allen Bradley in 1985. Allen-Bradley is one of the oldest automation firms in the world. Having been established for over 100 years, Allen-Bradley has brought to the automation sector not only extremely durable equipment but also useful PLC programs for many industrial production lines; for example, Micro800, MicroLogix 1100, CompactLogix L3X, CompactLogix L4X & L4XS, SLC 500, SmartGuard 600, CompactLogix 5370, etc.
There are still many other providers; however, those above-mentioned are the most popular in Vietnam. PLC programming is quite complicated, requiring a high level of expertise. If employees work with it for the first time, it will definitely be confusing and take a lot of time to fully understand. But this can be solved quickly by hiring automation service providers experienced in different types and different applications. ATTS Vietnam (Autotech), the locally and regionally leading automation provider, has an excellent team of programmers, who can help you make your PLC work optimally.
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