333K
  • What is the Difference Between PLC and DCS?

    575,844 views 1 year ago
    ✅ C'mon over to https://realpars.com where you can learn PLC programming faster and easier than you ever thought possible!

    ==========================

    ✅ Check out the full blog post over at https://realpars.com/differ......

    ==========================

    In a nutshell, a PLC or programmable logic controller is a ruggedized computer used for automating processes.

    A DCS or distributed control system is similar to a PLC in that is has rugged computer controllers however the DCS contains multiple autonomous controllers that are distributed throughout a system, also used for automating processes.

    As you can tell, there are likely advantages and disadvantages in both systems. The take away is that with today’s technologies, either system can control an entire plant. Which system is chosen will likely take the advantages and disadvantages into account as well as system costs.

    In summation, the DCS has autonomous controllers dispersed throughout the entire plant. If a controller fails, the entire plant doesn’t necessarily get impacted. It also has the onboard monitoring and control that saves development time. A single PLC is a single point of failure. You surely wouldn’t want to control an entire plant with a single PLC, however; a connected PLC system can have nearly the same security and robustness as a DCS.

    ==========================

    Missed our most recent videos? Watch them here:

    https://realpars.com/advant......

    https://realpars.com/steppe...

    https://realpars.com/types-...

    =============================

    To stay up to date with our last videos and more lessons, make sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel:
    http://goo.gl/Y6DRiN

    =============================

    TWEET THIS VIDEO: https://ctt.ac/BT0dg

    =============================

    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/th...

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realpars

    Follow us on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/co......

    #RealPars #PLC #DCS Show less
    Read more
  • Uploads Play all

    This item has been hidden
  • Popular uploads Play all

    This item has been hidden
  • Siemens PLC Training Play all

    C'mon over to http://www.realpars.com/ where you can get access to a library filled with top notch PLC programming lessons as well as new video lessons delivered to you every week.

    ==========================

    To stay up to date with our last videos and more lessons, make sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel:
    http://goo.gl/Y6DRiN

    =============================

    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealpars/

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realpars

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/realpars
    This item has been hidden
  • Star-Delta Starter PLC Program and Wiring Play all

    The star-delta starter is a common method used in starting heavy three-phase motors. Although there are other new ways of starting heavy-duty motors, you can still benefit from learning this popular traditional method as an automation engineer.

    Here is the basic idea. When you turn on a three-phase motor, in the first few minutes of starting the motor, it draws up to 4 times more current than the rated current.

    This huge amount of current can damage the motor windings and also the electrical network. In the star-delta starter, we first run the motor in star connection and then after a few minutes, when the motor gains sufficient speed, we’ll switch the connection to Delta.

    In star connection, the current that the motor draws is one-third of the rated current so by running the motor in star connection we can reduce the startup current.

    ==========================

    To stay up to date with our last videos and more lessons, make sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel:
    http://goo.gl/Y6DRiN

    =============================

    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealpars/

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realpars

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/realpars
    This item has been hidden
  • Siemens PLC Programming Example Play all

    C'mon over to http://www.realpars.com/ where you can get access to a library filled with top notch PLC programming lessons as well as new video lessons delivered to you every week.

    ==========================

    To stay up to date with our last videos and more lessons, make sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel:
    http://goo.gl/Y6DRiN

    =============================

    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealpars/

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realpars

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/realpars
    This item has been hidden
  • PLC Basics Play all

    The programmable logic controller, or PLC, is a special purpose computer. It has no display, no keyboard, no printer, no hard drive, and hides in the control panel out on the factory floor, but it is still a computer.

    Initially, the PLC was a replacement for panels of relays, devices that turn on and off. Making a machine run using relays as logic was time-consuming and challenging, and making a change in the logic or the operation of the machine was almost as complicated as starting over.
    This item has been hidden
  • Types of Automation Play all

    You’re sleepy, you wake in the middle of the night to get a drink. On your way to the kitchen, you stub your toe on a chair, kick the dog's water bowl which spills water all over the tile floor.

    You search for the light switch, slipping on the spilt water and fall on your, well, you know. How many times have you wished that this late night venture of searching for the light switch could be automated?

    Meaning, you just want to walk into the kitchen and the light will turn on all on its own. And of course, when you are finished and leave the room, the light should turn off as well. Well, an automatic process such as this is not unlike the factory floor and the concept of automation or industrial automation.
    This item has been hidden
  • Industrial Networks Play all

    This item has been hidden
  • Motion Control Play all

    Have you ever thought about how a robotic arm moves with precision or how graphic printers create accurate replications of images, or how consumable products are moved precisely around a plant floor or any other type of motion control positioning system?

    With this video series, you will learn about motion control using different types of motors available, primarily stepper and servo motors.
    This item has been hidden
  • How to Wire Discrete DC Sensors to PLC Play all

    In this two-part video series, you will learn how to wire a 2-wire DC sensor, like a switch or a contact, to a PLC input card.

    You will also learn what a 2-Wire Discrete sensor is and recognize some of the common types of 2-Wire Discrete sensors.

    DC sensors can be used to indicate the state of a device or a process to the PLC program. Knowing these input states can allow the PLC program to make decisions, such as, when to start or stop a pump.

    Discrete DC Sensors, or discrete Direct Current sensors, operate in a circuit with a battery or other power source, commonly known as a power supply. A power supply is placed in an electrical circuit to provide power to the connected devices, like a switch, or a lamp. DC power supplies are referred to by their voltage and capacity, indicated by how many amperes they can supply. The more amperes a power supply can deliver, the larger and more expensive they generally are.

    In DC PLC circuits, the power supply almost always supplies 24 Volts DC to the connected devices.
    This item has been hidden
to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...