PLC Systems

PLC programming systems from Tectra Automation enhance automation applications through a flexible and powerful control, programming and communications design. Whether through a controller or industrial PC, our PLC control systems maximise productivity in a wide range of automation applications and processes.

IndraLogic XLC

IndraLogic XLC offers extension options via the latest PLC kernel IndraLogic 2G for high-performance communication for all engineering tasks.


IndraLogic V PC Based

IndraControl V is a scalable platform with networking via Ethernet or PROFIBUS, and Integrated HMI solutions with WinStudio and IndraWorks Operation.


IndraLogic L Controller Based

Scalable and easily expandable IndraLogic L Controller solutions support Ethernet or PROFIBUS networking, with a range of HMI solutions.

Contact Tectra Automation today for PLC systems for an optimised automation setup. Call us on +27 11 971 9400 or send us an enquiry.

Leading control logic for your application

Tectra Automation supplies Bosch Rexroth's range of programmable logic controller (PLC) systems for electric drive and control applications across Africa.

These PLC systems use a state-of-the-art engineered design in accordance with the IEC-61131-3 standard and have a range of language elements for object orientation within a control architecture.

PLC systems from Bosch Rexroth are delivered within the fully-integrated open-standard IndraWorks engineering framework, allowing you to achieve your application objectives with a single, uniform software tool.

  • Open Core Engineering standards mean enhanced control compatibility, communicability and flexibility of PLC systems
  • Supports Sercos III protocol for real-time PLC system communications
  • Integrated PLC system control solutions for all automation requirements

Achieve high precision & reliability across your electric drive & control applications with our PLC programming systems.

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The IndraLogic PLC system families

IndraLogic XLC

The XLC PLC system provides the basis for intelligent automation of production tools and systems, with cutting-edge control hardware and numerous extension options.

Using the Sercos III Ethernet communications protocol, operators can realise real-time I/O signal processing and communication with peripherals for maximum performance. The XLC range includes 4 PLC system products with varying computing and performance abilities, with each system incorporating synchronised motion control functions.

  • Support 2 to 4 function modules
  • User memory: 12 – 36 MB
  • Advanced on-board diagnostics & settings
  • Time for 1 000 command mix instructions: 5 – 35 μs

IndraLogic L

Compact construction with terminal technology for simple DIN rail mounting means the IndraLogic L is suitable in any automation environment.

These high-performance PLC systems offer comprehensive functions with several interfaces. Scalable with easy expansion function modules, together with no wearing parts such as batteries and fans ensures the L series PLC system will be a mainstay of your automation architecture.

  • PLC system support up to 4 function modules
  • User memory: 4 – 24 MB
  • A mix of display LED and key diagnostics & settings
  • Time for 1 000 command mix instructions: 50 – 150 μs

IndraLogic V

These PC-based PLC systems are established on IndraControl hardware in different performance classes. Their highly robust device technology is well-suited to industrial environments.

A range of operating systems and HMI solutions can be used with the IndraLogic V PLC system as required by your drive and control operation.

  • User memory: 24 – 48 MB
  • SoftPanel on-board diagnostics & settings
  • Time for 1 000 command mix instructions: 5 – 15 μs

Open Core Engineering

Through the convergence of digital and mobile technologies, Bosch Rexroth's PLC systems incorporate the possibilities of open and dynamic communication of mobile devices to industrial automation.

This means that the traditional role offered by HMI and SCADA interfaces will be replaced by a remote, application-based interface that allows customers to quickly develop custom solutions through their PLC systems to suit their requirements.

Customers can also programme PLC systems with commonly used high-level languages on all standard operating systems.

Bosch Rexroth Africa on your doorstep

Using over 50 years of experience, we are able to package and tailor these technologies in ways that recognise the unique operating and market environments of industries across Africa.

Click here to find your nearest Bosch Rexroth Africa branch!

Frequently asked questions:

What is a PLC system?
A programmable logic controller (PLC) is an industrial computer control system designed to monitor and control different electro-mechanical processes in a range of automation and manufacturing environments. The PLC continuously monitors the inputs and then controls the processing or manufacturing outputs based on its programming.
What are PLC systems used for?
PLCs are used to control a wide variety of automated processes and machines, from motors and pumps in a manufacturing plant, to factory assembly lines and elevator lift systems.
What are the main components of a PLC?
PLC panels generally comprise the following main components: the central processing unit (CPU); the input/output (I/O) interfaces and the programming device. The PLC requires power supply to operate.
The CPU is the “brain” of the PLC, since it contains the programming software, memory and communication system required to understand and store the programming carried out on the programming device (as well as other data). The I/O sends information to and from the CPU.
How do PLC systems work?
The CPU reads the input and output signals it receives via the I/O. It relies on its programming to evaluate those input and output signals, and then updates these as required, to execute the programmed instructions.
What are the different types of PLC?
The 2 main types of PLCs are modular and fixed (also knowns as compact or integrated). Modular PLCs are more flexible since they can be made up of multiple I/Os and CPUs (and these items can be added or removed, as required). Fixed, compact or integrated PLCs are those designed and set by the manufacturer.


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