PLC communication cable is a general term used to refer to cables used for communication purposes in various PLC applications. It encompasses cables used for communication between a PLC and a PC, communication with programming software on a PC, communication with other PLCs, as well as communication with servo drives and frequency inverters.
On the other hand, a programming cable specifically refers to a communication cable used for connecting a PLC to a programming device, such as programming software or a dedicated programming unit. It allows the transfer of programming data, configuration settings, and other commands between the programming device and the PLC. The programming cable is essential for programming, troubleshooting, and monitoring the PLC’s operation and parameters.