PLC based PID Controller
Below is a Electrical Control Panel, It has a Strip Chart Recorder which is electro-mechanical, It has a PLC Inside. A handheld PLC Programming unit. The computer is showing the Ladder Logic Program. PLC is based on a embedded uC. The DIN Controllers are Analog + Digital circuits. So you see it is a Electrical Control Panel with Electronics and the PLC Ladder Logic means, Software too.Process Control Application Notes
This is a PID Controller based Control Panel using a PLC. The Computer is a 386 40MHz with 40MB HDD. The printer Epson dot matrix, The worktable is an inhouse design made of steel and plywood, capable of withstanding heavy loads.
Electrical Control Panel Wiring
Control panes have many DIN Instruments like Indicators, Controllers and Recorders. They also have in the back end contacters, drives and circuit breakers with orderly wiring and cable management.
You can also see a Stripchart recorder for the temperature logging and PID curve study. This controls a Steam Valve with 4-20mA output.