The automation world seems to be constantly trying to answer the question, “Which solution should I choose. PLC or DCS?” Now there is some new help at arriving at the right choice, or at least getting in the ballpark. The Better Way is a new decision tool to aid in making the choice.
The site asks the user to answer 14 basic questions about the application along with some contact information and then within minutes, emails a report with the “best” and “next best” recommendations between PLC, Process PLC, Small DCS, or Large DCS. Some background information is provided as to why the particular recommendations have been made along with supporting information about the selection criteria used.
Please give it a try and then provide feedback here on how well you think it worked for your situation. If the link above does not work, copy and paste the following url into your browser: http://www.processautomationinfo.com/25