This practical and clearly written introduction provides both fundamental and cutting-edge coverage on programmable logic controllers; today a billion dollar industry. It combines comprehensive, accessible coverage with a wealth of industry examples that make intangible concepts come to life—offering users a broad-based foundation that will serve them well on the job. The volume examines every aspect of controller usage in an easy-to-understand, jargon-free narrative. Beginning with a basic layout the book goes right into programming techniques, it progresses through fundamental, intermediate, and advanced functions—and concludes with chapters on related topics. Applications are discussed for each PLC function, and vast arrays of examples and problems help users achieve an understanding of PLCs, and the experience needed to use them. For programmers and others working with PLCs.
New edition of a text which fulfills training requirements for programmable logic controllers (PLC). Twenty-seven chapters discuss general PLC basics; basic programming; basic, intermediate, advanced, and data handling functions; functions working with bits; and related topics. Includes recent developments, troubleshooting exercises, programming formats and functions for the major manufacturers, and a matrix-type listing of major function designations by manufacturers for cross-referencing purposes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From The Critics
Focusing on the basic aspects of programmable logic controllers , this textbook discusses their programming, functions, and related topics. Specific chapters address programming procedures, on/off inputs and outputs, digital gate logic and contact/coil logic, ladder diagrams and process control descriptions, timer functions, counter functions, arithmetic functions, number comparison functions, conversion functions, jump functions, data move systems, data handling functions, digital bit applications, sequence functions, robot controls, matrix functions, analog operations, networking, alternative programming languages, auxiliary commands, and maintenance. Webb teaches at Northcentral Technical College and Los Angeles Valley College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)