The father of the PLC explains its birth

May 20, 2015
In this exclusive interview, Dick Morley describes how the first Modicon programmable logic controller was created.

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.

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