Programmable Logic Controllers / Edition 4

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This fourth edition of Programmable Logic Controllers continues to provide an up-to-date introduction to all aspects of PLC programming, installation, and maintaining procedures. No previous knowledge of PLC systems or programming is assumed. As one reviewer of this edition put it "I honestly believe that someone with little or no background to PLC systems could take this book and teach themselves PLCs".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073510880
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/3/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 75,770
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Programmable Logic Controllers, 4e
Chapter 1 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs): An Overview
Chapter 2 PLC Hardware Components
Chapter 3 Number Systems and Codes
Chapter 4 Fundamentals of Logic
Chapter 5 Basics of PLC Programming
Chapter 6 Developing Fundamental PLC Wiring Diagrams and Ladder Logic Programs
Chapter 7 Programming Timers
Chapter 8 Programming Counters
Chapter 9 Program Control Instructions
Chapter 10 Data Manipulation Instructions
Chapter 11 Math Instructions
Chapter 12 Sequencer and Shift Register Instructions
Chapter 13 PLC Installation Practices, Editing, and Troubleshooting
NEW! Chapter 14 Process Control, Network Systems, and SCADA

14.1 Types of Processes

14.2 Structure of Control Systems

14.3 ON/OFF Control

14.4 PID Control

14.5 Motion Control

14.6 Data Communications

Data Highway

Serial Communication







14.7 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

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New! Chapter 15 ControlLogix Controllers

Part 1—Memory and Project Organization

Memory Layout








Creating Tags

Monitoring and Editing Tags


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Part 2—Bit-Level Programming

Program Scan

Creating Ladder Logic

Tag-Based Addressing

Adding Ladder Logic to the Main Routine

Internal Relay Instructions

Latch and Unlatch Instructions

One-Shot Instruction

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Part 3—Programming Timers

Timer Predefined Structure

On-Delay Timer (TON)

Off-Delay Timer (TOF)

Retentive Timer On (RTO)

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Part 4—Programming Counters


Count-Up (CTU) Counter

Count-Down (CTD) Counter

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Part 5—Math, Comparison, and Move Instructions

Math Instructions

Comparison Instructions

Move Instructions

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Part 6—Function Block Programming

Function Block Diagram (FBD)

FBD Programming

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