any of you folks required to be knowledgeable with plc's and different programming protocols for process controls, motor controls, etc.? dont you wish that the "powers-that-be" would decide on one particular brand name for your plant, and quit buying all the "off-the-wall" stuff, then expect you to know all there is to know about setting it up, programming it, and maintaining it? sorry, just a little frustrated at the bean-counters. we have just about all the different u.s. brands, along with most of the japanese brands, and a good portion of the european stuff. sure makes my job interesting, lol! not to mention all the various interface cables that you need for the different hardware.
and they expect me to change light bulbs, too!