Control Systems

Video: The father of the PLC explains its birth

In this exclusive interview, Dick Morley describes how the first Modicon programmable logic controller was created.

By Control Design

In an exclusive video interview for Control Design magazine, Dick Morley, regarded as the father of the programmable logic controller, discusses the creation of the first Modicon PLC for General Motors in 1968.

Where did GM find the funds for the PLC's development? In its maintenance budget.

Watch the video on

Free Subscriptions

Plant Services Digital Edition

Access the entire print issue on-line and be notified each month via e-mail when your new issue is ready for you. Subscribe Today. E-Newsletters

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute e-newsletter to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, special reports, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.