I work in a manufacturing research institutes, specifically in metal additive manufacturing.
We are attempting to develop additive manufacturing equipment.
I have some good progress programming in C++ with microcontrollers and able to control stepper motors, heating elements, endstops and safety switches etc...
I really want to learn PLC and move away from microcontroller and onto PLC.
Please advise me what are some good starter kits or equipment that I need to purchase. Preferably something that can allow me to communicate with stepper motor control cards and control some heating elements.
Thanks. I really hope to hear from you all soon.
I am kinda running out of time.