I discovered the other day that one of the PLC
companies has just released a small 14I/O PLC with a $69 price tag.
Question: Should I feel worried about this?
After all, our lowest priced controller is the CC18, currently
priced at $79 for the OEM version.
Answer: No, we are not worried. A PLC,
at any price, is not competing with our unique offering,
which is enabling original equipment manufacturers to secure
custom designed, perfect-fit
electronic controls for their products, economically and without
risk. Our off the shelf products exist primarily for Proof of
Concept and Rapid Prototyping.
That said, many companies with low volume
production requirements still find our off the shelf products much
better overall value that any competing solutions. Our controllers
with built in user interface (MS120, MMi202) are exceptionally cost
effective, and we have many useful "weird" peripheral functions. The
CC18 has 2 analog inputs and the capacity to run sophisticated math
algorithms as well as 32 independent tasks.
have worked up a case study that shows that a custom
SPLat can save you 68% or more compared to
a PLC based solution, with a break-even on NRE of under 70 units.
The example is real, the numbers are real, the customer is real
(though not identified). Click here to learn how you could save 68% or more
by using a custom SPLat.