As a PLC engineer, you know that low temperatures can pose a threat to the optimal functioning of your PLC systems. But fear not! We have compiled a list of practical measures to keep your PLC cool and protected in chilly environments.
1. Heating Elements
Equip your PLC equipment with heating elements such as heaters and heating wires. These elements will help maintain the PLC within the suitable operating temperature range. Choose heating elements based on the desired temperature and power requirements, and monitor and control them using sensors or temperature controllers.
2. Insulation Materials
Use insulation materials to isolate your PLC from external low temperatures. Consider using insulation boxes, covers, or pads to provide additional insulation and reduce the risk of temperature-related issues affecting your PLC.
3. Sealing Design
Ensure that the PLC equipment’s casing has excellent sealing properties to prevent cold air from entering the internal components. You can achieve this by using sealing adhesives, rubber gaskets, or sealing strips.