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Details the application and use of programmable controllers-- specialist control computers that have revolutionized control engineering by combining power and flexibility at a reasonable price. Describes controllers chosen to cover particular application points. Not intended as an instruction book in programming or a comparative guide to the various makes of machines on the market. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750604987
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/1993
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Computers and industrial control 1
1.2 Types of control strategies 1
1.3 Enter the computer 6
1.4 Input/output connections 21
1.5 Remote I/O 31
1.6 The advantages of PLC control 33
2 Programming techniques 35
2.2 The program scan 38
2.3 Identification of input/output and bit addresses 43
2.4 Programming methods 51
2.5 Bit storage 61
2.6 Timers 66
2.7 Counters 69
2.8 Numerical applications 75
2.9 Combinational and event-driven logic 86
3 Programming style 102
3.2 Software engineering 103
3.3 Top-down design 105
3.4 Program structure in various PLCs 106
3.5 Housekeeping and good software practice 116
4 Analog signals, closed loop control and intelligent modules 123
4.2 Common analog signals 123
4.3 Signals and standards 132
4.4 Analog interfacing 134
4.5 Analog output signals 143
4.6 Analog-related program functions 145
4.7 Closed loop control 145
4.8 Specialist control processors 155
4.9 Intelligent modules 156
4.10 Installation notes 157
5 Distributed systems 160
5.1 Parallel and serial communications 160
5.2 Serial standards 163
5.3 Area networks 184
5.4 The ISO/OSI Model 190
5.5 Proprietary systems 192
5.6 Safety and practical considerations 201
5.7 Fibre optics 203
6 The man-machine interface 208
6.2 Simple digital controls and indicators 209
6.3 Numerical outputs and inputs 212
6.4 Alarm annunciation 218
6.5 Analog indication 222
6.6 Computer graphics 224
6.7 Message displays 246
7 Industrial control with conventional computers 247
7.2 Bus-based machines 248
7.3 Programming for real time control 256
8 Practical aspects 264
8.2 Safety 264
8.3 Design criteria 276
8.4 Constructional notes 278
8.5 Maintenance and fault finding 288
Appendix Number systems 314
Index 319
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