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Proportionally complex PLC, PC-based controls (Packaging + Processing OEM)

OEMs seek to match the their chosen controls platforms to the complexity of the problem being solved. In the beginning, there were chips. Well, no, actually there were relays. But after Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit, in 1958, everything began to change. For machine control and countless other fields, this marked the start of a logarithmic acceleration in the evolution of capabilities, productivity, and complexity. Another large step forward came a decade later, when Richard E. Morley invented the modular digital controller, or Modicon, […]