Strategic choice: A PLC or Embedded controller
More than 30% cost savings compared to a PLC system are possible. But when is that profitable?
Traditionally, the control of a device is built with a PLC.
This is a good thing, because for a prototype and a small 0-series, material costs do not yet play a major role.
If the device is manufactured in larger numbers (100+) per year, a cost advantage of ** more than 30%** can be achieved.
But when do you have to do that? What is involved? How can it be done efficiently?