Before I share different PLC software brands with you, let me ask you one question.
How many times, in a day, you listen to the word “Automation”?
The day-by-day, many companies are leading to advance technologies in the core [Electrical and Mechanical] field. And their roles are commendable.
These advanced technologies in this domain are helpful in many areas like electrification, automation, and digitalization.
In the automation environment, more companies are manufacturing and working on the control system by using PLC and SCADA. The brand of PLC is used for industrial and commercial controlling purposes. And also the additional educational projects are being developed using PLC.
This small post will help you to understand to know about different brands of PLC programming and different companies behind those brands.
So, let’s dive right in…
Topmost 19 Different Multiple Brands of PLC
Here is the list of prominent PLC software brands.
- ABB PLC (Asea Brown Boveri)
- AB PLC (Allen Bradley)
- Mitsubishi PLC
- Delta PLC
- Siemens PLC
- Omron PLC
- Hitachi PLC
- GE (General Electric) PLC
- Honeywell PLC
- Schneider PLC
- Bosch PLC
- Festo PLC
- FATEK PLC
- SETEX PLC
- Keyence PLC
- Beckhoff PLC
- Unitronics PLC
- Eaton PLC
- Wago PLC
There are so many brands available in the market. These are the top 19th list of PLC works on their specific software.
Look at the Indian market. The brand of Siemens PLC is at the topmost position. And Allen Bradley PLC is at the second position in Automation. Allen Bradley PLC’s brand is popularly known as AB PLC or Rockwell PLC brand.
Both PLC brands provide various/different functions and features.
The ABB, AB, GE, Siemens, Delta, Mitsubishi, Honeywell, and Schneider are the other PLC brands widely used, today.
Here are the different brands of PLC with its useful software for the compact PLC.
Topmost 12 Different PLC software Brands
|Sr.No.||PLC’s Name||Developed Country||Software|
|1||ABB PLC||Switzerland||Automation Builder
|2||AB PLC||United State||RS Logix 5
RS Logix 500
RS Logix 5000
|3||Mitsubishi PLC||Japan||Gx Developer
Gx Works 2
|4||Delta PLC||Taiwan||WPL Soft
|5||Siemens PLC||German||Step 5- Micro wins
Step 7- Simatic Manager
|8||General Electric PLC||United State||Durus|
|9||Honeywell PLC||United State||HRA|
|12||Bosch PLC||Germany||Bosch Rexroth|
Which PLC Software You Should Use?
Different PLC software requires different licenses. Unfortunately, most of the software is paid.
Many of the brands provide trial versions with limited features. If you want to use PLC software for individual learning, I think, free trial or limited versions are good to go with.
You can also install Delta PLC for free.
Personally, more or less, I have experience of working with the six brands of PLCs software – ABB PLC (Asea Brown Boveri), AB PLC (Allen Bradley), Siemens 300 PLC, Siemens 200 PLC, Mitsubishi PLC, and Delta PLC.
How to learn PLC programming?
ABB PLC, Mitsubishi PLC, and Delta PLC software easy to learn and understand. If you are new to the PLC programming, I would recommend these PLC programming.
There are many PLC programming courses available online.
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Which is the best online course to learn PLC programming?
Here is my first choice- The Best PLC programming course.
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If you are looking for PLC software for learning or commercial/industrial purposes, I hope, you find this list of different PLC software brands useful.
For any further query or discussion, hit the comment section below. Also, do share your experience working with different PLC software brands. I would be glad of knowing your opinion.
If you are preparing for the Interview, here is a List of PLC Interview Questions and Answers.
As well if you are interested to build an automation project based on the PLC brands, I shared 50 Project Ideas for EEE based on Automation (PLC, SCADA, and HMI) system
Happy PLC Learning!
Myself Dipali Chaudhari. I am a master in Electrical Power System. Sharing my knowledge on this blog makes me happy. Apart from that, I love playing badminton. And sometimes I dwell on the Python programming.