The top most used PLC systems around the world

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Johan Bengtsson

Hello list

We are going to greatly extend the number of different PLC:s simulated in our educational softwares. My question is really simple: What types and brands of PLC is most used in different
parts of the world?

(Don't forget to mention what part of the world you are talking about, I don't know where all of you are from...)


/Johan Bengtsson
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Johann,

We had this thread a few months ago. Does anyone have a note of the previous
conclusions?

In the UK Allen-Bradley is probably the most widely used PLC. Siemens and
Mitsubishi are also very common.

Regards,

Bryan Weir.
 
Here in northwest BC, A-B has the sawmill market pretty well cornered - thats 40 larger mills, 100 small ones. The exception is the smelter I work in, which uses Modicon, almost exclusively,
a few GE 9030s, and four Slc 100s.

Regards to the List! Rick..............
 
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Jack Gallagher

I think these are as follows:

U.S.
Allen Bradley

Europe
Siemens

I am unsure of the rest of the world or if I am correct at all. Just what I have noticed.

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David Lawton Mars

From my experience the 2 most popular are Allen Bradley and Siemens, in that order.
Mitsubishi is also fairly popular here in the UK and I've come across a few Modicon PLC's too.
Regards
David
 
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Kevin Yates (Manchester)

Just for interest. Rockwell in the UK claim to have 39% of the market.

Regards


Kevin Yates
Wormald Control Systems
 
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Vijaysinh Kadam

Hi,

I know that following are the PLC's used in US.

1. AB
2. Omron
3. Mitsubishi
4. Siemens

I have heard about use of Siemens PLC's in India.

Thanks
Vijay


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IMHO it is safe to say that the most used PLCs are Allen Bradley in the US, Siemens in Europe and
Mitsubishi in Asia. They all boast >40% market shares in their respective areas. Other common PLCs would include Modicon, Telemecanique, Omron ...

Peter Kosin

Process control engineer
INEA d.o.o.
 
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Martin Karlin

Hello List,
I'm in Italy an alls that we see is SIEMENS. Maybe its because FIAT at some stage, I believe, had a lot of shares in Siemens, but if the factory is connected in some way to FIAT, its SIEMENS you'll find. I've seen some AB's but they're mostly on US supplied machinery.
regards
 
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Michael Sullivan

The top PLCs used in the world are as follows based on market share:

Europe
1. Siemens
2. Schneider Electric
3. Rockwell

North America
1. Rockwell
2. Schneider Electric
3. Siemens

Worldwide
1. Siemens
2. Rockwell
3. Schneider Electric

Mitsubishi has the leading market share in Japan and many other Asian countries.
Schneider Electric, Rockwell, and Siemens also have a strong prescence in Asia.
 
Are you presenting this as fact or opinion? If fact, what's the source of these rankings.

Mike Ryan
Aerojet Fine Chemicals
 
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Michael Sullivan

These rankings are based on facts obtained from the Automation Research Corporations Advisory Group in its report "Worldwide PLC Outlook" with data through October 1999. The details of this data (precise market share percentages by world, region, industry, company) can be purchased from ARC. Similar data is also available from several other research sources.

Correction: In North America, the current rankings are 1. Rockwell, 2.
Schneider Electric, 3. GE Fanuc, 4. Siemens.
 
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> I'm in Italy an alls that we see is SIEMENS. Maybe its because FIAT at some
> stage, I believe, had a lot of shares in Siemens, but if the factory is
> connected in some way to FIAT, its SIEMENS you'll find.

Perhaps it also has to do with the Italian mentality that German products are great. That's why GM and Ford try to present themselves as German car manufacturers in the Italian market! Ironicly a lot of German badged products (such as Siemens washing machines) are in fact Italian products with German branding.

> I've seen some AB's
> but they're mostly on US supplied machinery.

At the electricians end (simple PLC's, counters ecc.) there is also a lot of OMRON stuff, but yes, nearly all automation seems to be SIEMENS. They are not so keen on the drives, ABB are very popular, and I was rather suprised to find out that there is a big ABB servomotor plant just down the road from me in Asti. This would appear to be 'contratendenza'!
 
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Michael Johnson

It seems to me that if you are doing work in Europe and Central America, then Siemens is the norm. If you work here in the states, A-B is the norm with Square-D and Modicon coming in at a close second. However, Siemens is found all around the world while A-B/Rockwell is localized in North America and very small parts of Central America and the Caribbean. Hence, I think Siemens is number one in the world, not Rockwell.
 
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Johan Bengtsson P&L Automatik AB

Thanks for the replies, both on list and off list

It seems like the worlds most popular PLC:s are quite what I already expected; A-B, Siemens and Schnider Electric. Modicon, Mitsubishi and Omron being a little bit smaller but quite significant

Europe: most Siemens
North America: most A-B
Asia: most Mitsubishi


This will mean implementing A-B and Schneider Electric (Siemens and Mitsubishi already there)


/Johan Bengtsson

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Vijay Bharadva

It depends on the application. With my experience as a PLC programmer, I have seen following applications.

1. Process industry : Rockwell
2. Machine application : rockwell/Siemens
3. CNC application : siemens/Allen-Bradley
4. power industry : GE fanuc
5. Tyre Industry : Rockwell/Modicon
6. Building automation : Telemechanique/Siemens LOGO/Rockwell PICO.

It depends on your maintenance crew's user friendliness also. With my experience Allen-Bradley is most user friendly PLCs.

 
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Remco de Jong

Hello there,

Here in the Netherlands. For small crab and crane applications, normally I'll make my PLC-Programs in Siemens LOGO. It's a very simple PLC. For greater Cranes (For example 2 crabs) I'll make my programs in Siemens S7-200.

For automatic cranes I'll use the Siemens S7-300.

So you can see I'll make all of my PLC Projects with Siemens.

Greets,

Remco de Jong
Control & Automation Engineer
Van den Berg Transporttechniek (DEMAG Cranes & Components)
 
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