Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers

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by William Bolton
     
 

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This is the introduction to PLCs for which baffled students, technicians and managers have been waiting. In this straightforward guide Bill Bolton has kept the maths to a minimum, avoided detailed programming instructions and presented the subject in a way that is not device-specific.

Having read this book you should be able to:

  • Identify the main design

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Overview

This is the introduction to PLCs for which baffled students, technicians and managers have been waiting. In this straightforward guide Bill Bolton has kept the maths to a minimum, avoided detailed programming instructions and presented the subject in a way that is not device-specific.

Having read this book you should be able to:

  • Identify the main design characteristics and internal architecture of PLCs
  • Describe and identify the characteristics of commonly used input and output devices
  • Explain the processing of inputs and outputs by PLCs
  • Describe communication links involved with control systems
  • Develop ladder programs for the logic functions AND, OR, NOR, NAND, NOT and XOR
  • Develop ladder programs involving internal relays, timers, counters, shift registers, sequencers and data handling
  • Identify methods used for testing and debugging

Editorial Reviews

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A tutorial for practicing engineers or a text for an industrial or academic course. Introduces the new technology and the several commercial versions of it now available. Discusses such aspects as design characteristics, internal architecture, input and output devices, communication links, developing ladder programs, and testing and debugging. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
“If you’re looking for a good introduction to PLCs or you haven’t worked with them for a while and need to brush up, then this is the book for you.”
— Melanie Martella, www.sensormag.com, December 2006

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080961859
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,001,681
File size:
11 MB
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