Industrial vs. Commercial Style Controls 

Industrial systems typically use PLCs, available in a variety of sizes and application use. PLCs are popular choices thanks to their enhanced accuracy and uptime, increased device and sensor ruggedness, signals and wiring systems. PLCs deliver greater performance over more agile networks with increased flexible programming options.

Commercial systems typically use a combination of unitary controllers (UNT), electronic devices used to control unit ventilators, packaged air handling units, fan coils and other components serving a dedicated zone digitally. UNTs control a specific piece of equipment with larger building controllers used to complete facility-wide programming tasks or monitor input/ output points. 

The main differences between PLC and DDC programs centers around versatility and adaptability 

PLCs offer numerous powerful programming functionalities without the need to shut down the controller to modify the programming and many allow for customized user-defined functions.

The new normal has made today’s data center ecosystem more demanding than ever. Combining PLCs Increased ruggedness and customizable capabilities with SCADAs real-time data collection and assessment can help increase productivity today while delivering the long-term values associated with dependability and performance.

If you are exploring ways to optimize your data center, reach out to Therma today. Our engineers can help you identify and assess the best control options for your data center.