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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, easy-to-read 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 - increasing its applicability to courses in electronics and control

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This is the introduction to PLCs for which baffled students, technicians and managers have been waiting. In this straightforward, easy-to-read 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 - increasing its applicability to courses in electronics and control systems. The third edition has been expanded to contain new material on fail/safe operating conditions, Sequential Function Charts, floating point numbers and dummy rungs, with discussion of commercial PLCs. There is also extended coverage on the programming of PLCs for fault diagnosis, as well as distributed systems and program documentation. Each chapter is followed with a Problems section, for students to put the theory they have learnt into practice. Appendices contain further problems, and answers to all questions from each chapter are included at the back of the book.

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Booknews
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.
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"... an excellent introductory text for students studying PLCs that is also a useful programming guide for engineers who need to program them...supported by numerous worked examples and a specific focus on the safety aspects necessary in PLC system design." —Computing Reviews, Programmable Logic Controllers, Sixth Edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080961859
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
11 MB
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A concise, thoroughly practical and accessible introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers.

Meet the Author

Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.

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