PLC vs Microcontroller – Difference between PLC and Microcontroller

PLC vs Microcontroller – Difference between PLC and Microcontroller


A PLC is basically a gigantic microcontroller. It does the same things a microcontroller
can do, but with higher speed, performance, and reliability. A microcontroller is really just a tiny low
power CPU or computer with some output registers wired to pins instead of other registers or
devices. In this video we will go to show you difference
between PLC and Microcontroller. Firstly, we will see Definition of PLC. A programmable logic controller called shortly
PLC, or programmable controller is an industrial digital computer which has been ruggedized
and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, or robotic
devices, or any activity that requires high reliability control and ease of programming
and process fault diagnosis. Now we will see Definition of Microcontroller. A microcontroller contains one or more CPU’s
along with memory and programmable input or output peripherals. Program memory in the form of Ferroelectric
Ram, Nor flash or Rom is also often included on chip, as well as a small amount of Ram. Let’s start with the difference between
PLC and Microcontroller. PLC is used for industrial signals , programmed
with USB cable or either net etc. easy language can take analog signals easily change the
program can be connected with HMI systems and interact easily, it consists of a processor
and modules ,it has big memory. Microcontroller is for programming the chips
on boards to do specific jobs and the you should complete the circuit on the board with
relays and other stuff to regulate the current , used in other things that doesn’t need changes
, it consist of IC with various number of Input or output. PLC Programming is Ladder Type Programming
& it’s easy. Microcontroller Programming depends on Hand
Coding Program, & it’s so difficult. PLC is basically for Industrial use for controlling
machinery. Microcontroller can be used for any types
of application. PLC is an infinitely expandable input or output
logic controller generally programmed with a external PC program. Microcontroller is not an infinitely expandable
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