Putting the PLC vs. PAC Argument to Bed

Oct. 6, 2023
Is there really an important difference between PLCs and PACs?

While programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs) have been pitted against each other, many programmers believe that there’s no discernable difference between the two, at least from an application-software point of view.

Though they have different processes, both PLCs and PACs do essentially the same thing: controlling automated processes and machines. The only major difference between the two is that PACs can run computer-based software like Linux or Windows applications.

Learn more about PLCs and PACs in the column from partner publication Control Design.