Field Logic Controller
Let us be so bold to predict the death of PLCs as we know them
Demonstrating our commitment to flexible, custom solutions, Turck has developed the next big thing for control: the field logic controller (FLC). Turck's FLC solutions are made possible by ARGEE (A Really Great Engineering Environment), a revolutionary web-based programming environment that allows users to set conditions and actions directly at the field level. By utilizing HTML5, Turck provides a complete engineering environment for users to write, run, simulate, debug, and monitor code, all without requiring the use of a PLC.
Using FLCs, Turck's multiprotocol block I/O products can act as simple I/O devices or as standalone logic controllers. While ARGEE programming is not designed to replace a PLC outright, it can be used to change the way we think about control, allowing FLC devices to:
- Be used without a PLC in standalone applications
- Perform arithmetic functions, use timers, counters, and even toggle bits
- Share data with a PLC via assigned I/O variables
Using a simple "Condition" and "Action" principle that is integrated into a flow chart user interface, ARGEE allows users with little or no programming experience to easily configure and program their Turck FLC devices.
ARGEE challenges what an I/O device can do by creating a hybrid between simple block I/O and higher level PLCs. The result - Turck's FLC.