Programmable Logic Controllers / Edition 2

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This outstanding book for programmable logic controllers focuses on the theory and operation of PLC systems with an emphasis on program analysis and development. The book is written in easy-to-read and understandable language with many crisp illustrations and many practical examples. It describes the PLC instructions for the Allen-Bradley PLC 5, SLC 500, and Logix processors with an emphasis on the SLC 500 system using numerous figures, tables, and example problems. New to this edition are two column and four-color interior design that improves readability and figure placement and all the chapter questions and problems are listed in one convenient location in Appendix D with page locations for all chapter references in the questions and problems. This book describes the technology so that readers can learn PLCs with no previous experience in PLCs or discrete and analog system control.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135048818
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 999,965
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

Chapter 2 Input Devices and Output Actuators

Chapter 3 Introduction to PLC Programming

Chapter 4 Programming Timers

Chapter 5 Programming Counters

Chapter 6 Arithmetic and Move Instructions

Chapter 7 Comparison Instructions

Chapter 8 Program Control & Miscellaneous Instructions

Chapter 9 Indirect and Indexed Addressing

Chapter 10 Data Handling Instructions and Shift Registers

Chapter 11 PLC Sequencer Functions

Chapter 12 Analog Sensors and Control Systems

Chapter 13 PLC Programming Standard IEC 61131-3 – Function Block Diagrams

Chapter 14 Intermittent and Continuous Process Control

Chapter 15 PLC Programming Standard IEC 61131-3 – Text Based Languages

Chapter 16 PLC Programming Standard IEC 61131-3 – Sequential Function Charts

Chapter 17 Industrial Networks & Distributive Control

Appendix A – Glossary

Appendix B – PLC Module Interface Circuits

Appendix C-- Programmable Logic Controller History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    I highly recommend this book which explain a lot of things like

    I highly recommend this book which explain a lot of things like the funcionallity of the sensors, I/O modules, timers, counters, latch outputs etc. is really good for beginners and some medium advance students, the examples and the problems are according with the material described in each chapter. My only suggestion to the author is to add more information about the R6 file how it works? where is controlled or accessed etc. and if this book is trying to meet the expectations for more advance students I think he need to include another chapter for control motion which is a very important subject for people like me who want more information about the PLC capabilities. in general this is a really good book.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Very Good Text for Students or Professionals Needing an Understanding of PLCs

    I found this volume to be extremely useful. I design and build simple to medium complexity reactor systems, which utilize a wide range of I/O. However, programming of the reactor control systems is left to an engineering group, which introduces delays in building and implementing my systems. I wanted to learn PLCs and ladder logic so I could handle the programming of the simpler systems myself.
    Although the text is quite specific to Allen-Bradley systems, I have found it easy to adapt the knowledge learned in this text to three other systems (Unitronics, Click, and Omron) that are currently used in-house at my company.
    One minor complaint would be the layout with respect to examples that need to be worked by the reader. Sometimes the flow of text is interrupted by the examples, and the actual learning to work the problem is physically presented after the example. This is very minor (nit-picky, really) - and it's just my opinion.
    Highly recommended text.

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