Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) has been extensively used in the manufacturing industry to automate the manufacturing processes, including making logical decisions in the assembly line, controlling robotic devices, and diagnosing process faults. The recent increase in industrial automation and advent of Industry 4.0 have bolstered the demand for PLCs. The suppliers in the PLC market are looking for innovation including compact PLCs and increased I/O capacity of PLCs that enhances the functionality of devices.
Top 5 PLC Vendors
#1 Siemens AG
Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company diversifying operations across the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure & cities divisions. However, their industrial automation division is the largest and the most profitable division. In 2016, Siemens reported an annual revenue of US$ 88.09 billion. It serves an esteemed client base that includes Volkswagen, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Novation, and DONG Energy A/S.
#2 Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc is one of the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation. The company has brands like Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software, and product portfolio including Rockwell Automation covers control systems, motor control devices, industrial control components, information software, network technology, sensing devices, safety technology, and industrial security.