PLC Programming

General Control Systems has over two decades of experience implementing industrial automation solutions utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). We develop new PLC systems to meet our customer requirements from the ground up. We also troubleshoot, update, and add to customer’s existing PLC systems.

General Control System’s PLC Engineering Services and Experience

Our PLC platform expertise includes Allen-Bradley/Rockwell, Emerson/GE, Schneider Electric/Modicon, Siemens and others. We integrate PLC systems with other devices (drives, servos, HMIs, SCADA systems, robots) and work with many industrial network protocols and hardware layers (PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Wireless PROFINET, Ethernet I/P, Modbus, RS-232, RS-485, SERCOS, CAN, EtherCAT, and others). We work with Safety PLCs and Safety I/O as well.

In addition to factory automation, we also develop software libraries, APIs, AOIs, and function blocks that enable end users to easily integrate our clients’ hardware products into a PLC platform.

GCS’ Software Approach

Our focus is on developing and implementing well-designed and structured, modular PLC code that is appropriate for any industrial setting. Our reusable code utilizes function and class-based architectures and adheres to IEC 61131-3 standards including structured text, function blocks, and sequential flow charts. The benefit is a flexible system that is easier to understand, debug, and modify for future needs.

We have libraries of previously developed, reusable code available for new systems that help reduce development cost and time.

Our PLC Programming Team

General Control Systems has a strong team of PLC in-house programmers. We are available to take on large projects, even on short notice, and quickly ramp up by working as an extension of your internal team. Our vast experience allows us to offer custom and application specific training as an added benefit to our clients.

Our company has implemented hundreds of PLC systems for clients in a wide range of industries, including water and wastewater, industrial, OEM equipment and advanced manufacturing.

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