4. Utilize isolation devices: Incorporating isolation devices like isolation transformers and isolating amplifiers can minimize the likelihood of lightning-induced disturbances propagating to your PLC equipment. These devices provide electrical isolation, preventing lightning strikes from passing through power or signal lines.
5. Use hardware protection measures: Employ appropriate hardware protection measures, such as voltage limiters and transient voltage suppressors, within your PLC system. These protective devices absorb or suppress overvoltages, limiting their impact on your PLC equipment.
6. Regular maintenance and inspections: Conduct routine maintenance and inspections of your PLC system to ensure proper functioning and the effectiveness of lightning protection measures. Replace damaged lightning protection devices and protective equipment promptly, and address any grounding issues.
By following these guidelines, you can safeguard your PLC equipment from the destructive effects of lightning strikes. Remember, prevention is always better than repair. Invest in proper installation, grounding, and protection measures to ensure the longevity and reliability of your PLC system. Stay safe and keep your PLC running smoothly!
Remember to reach out to GCAN for any further assistance or questions you may have. We are here to help you protect your PLC investment and ensure its optimal performance.