I have existing code on an IDEC PLC - model FT1A that is fairly complex. The device interfaces with multiple devices through the digital inputs and communicates with a VFD through the RJ45, utilizing some of its inputs as well. There are a high amount of screens and scripts running on the device.
Our current software developer is having trouble keeping up with the ongoing advancement of this effort. I am evaluating my options by seeing if there is a contractor that can meet the needs and respond quickly and competently. (and do great, optimized, documented work).
Additionally, there is a plan to migrate the application to the higher level hardware (better PLC, larger HMI, remote connectivity, etc)
Ulitmately, I would like our provider to have a sample of the hardware and connected devices (we would supply), provide major and minor updates, be available for consulting, and help with code related troubleshooting.