ECIL unveils new automation system

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Anil Kakodkar, nuclear scientist and member of the Atomic Energy Commission unveiled the indigenously developed Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)-MPROGICON 5000 power series system at the Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) campus recently.

“We are not successful in converting all our research and development into commercially viable products. While we have benefited from the open door policy, we have become equally vulnerable. We should be able to export things of higher value than import,” he said. He expressed confidence in the fact that there was wisdom and capability in the country to attain the goal of buildinbg total solutions for ICT needs.

Admitting that the current Indian market was dominated by foreign brands, YS Mayya, chairman and managing director, ECIL, said that the high performance PLC developed by ECIL was a definitive solution to automation problems where safety, reliability and security were key concerns.

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‘‘The system promises to mitigate security concerns arising out of potential malware in these vital equipment which often form the nervous system of our industrial plants. Products that make up the ecosystem of a modern PLC are vulnerable to malware, either maliciously introduced or introduced subsequently through known vulnerabilities in hardware or software. These vulnerabilities are extremely difficult to detect,” he said.

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