From the engineers to the marketers to the distributors, they all have to know about the product in order to present it to customers, and sometimes that means having to know your cardinal grammeter from your girdle spring. Evidently a good many people feel it does not, although they do not seem to have articulated this point clearly. I find it strange that you would think that theirs is more in your favor. Economies of scale apply here also. Soon, the "best" might not involve PLCs except for trivial systems. Power Control Systems, a technology consulting firm in Glastonbury, CT, was facing this situation when they were looking to purchase a stainless enclosure earlier this year. A question that has been on my mind for some time.
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The automation industry tends to follow trends in computing, not lead them. EDRO was experiencing longer than acceptable lead times for a custom motor and gearbox assembly due to assembly time and component availability with the manufacturers. And we all know that this fact cannot be changed today or tomorow. I guess PLC hardware and software manufacturers could roll those software development and support costs into the price of the hardware, but then the hardware would look too expensive. Just because it does not have a Haas control, that most here are familiar with, dont think that other controls are orphans. I gather more data to analyze etc, I can point out more motors faster and tell you why it didn't start and when it needs to be worked on but none of these are what I consider a leap for mankind Maybe the printer, electric toothbrush, and video-gaming markets are "different", but this flys in the face of what works there.
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That system only works with constant growth or the continuing revenue stream generated by the nicks and gouges that annoy folks. Software on the other hand has very little material cost up front. Condition see all Condition. I don't have a problem with buying and selling software at fair value, it's the abuse that seems to upset folks. Not only is it the heart and soul of process automation, as a maintenance technician good software is the best troubleshooting tool I have.
In that way we cannot argue that we should recieve the bug-fixes free of charge. But I suppose that's a tremi-pipe dream. Sure you can get free software from some of the vendors, but can you get a tech support person to come out to your facility when you are having trouble? Is the quality of electronics similar to Fanuc or Yasnac, or is it kinda in between Fanuc and "home made", like Anilam stuff of that era? Especially if the software was available on the internet. Like any good old world craftsman, the best tools are expensive but serve you well, the trick is taking the time to learn them and to earn with them There is two ways to compensate for the workbench development cost:
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