August 2010

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: PLC and PLC-based PAC market poised to rebound

The global programmable logic controller (PLC) and PLC-based programmable automation controller (PAC) market declined significantly across all regions of the world in 2009. The market declined in emer..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global programmable logic controller (PLC) and PLC-based programmable automation controller (PAC) market declined significantly across all regions of the world in 2009. The market declined in emerging economies as well, but the decline was much less severe in those regions due to substantial infrastructure stimulus funding, fewer financial institutional issues and a more rapid turnaround in local consumer demand for goods and services. While it is difficult to view any market growth through the lenses of the recent economic environment, there are many dynamics that will drive market growth over the next five-year forecast period. Industries will continue to invest in automation. As a re

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