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Programmable Logic Controllers
     

Programmable Logic Controllers

by W. Bolton, William Bolton
 
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
This revision of the 1996 edition, suitable for a first university course, is in line with new specifications for programmable logic controllers. Includes expanded sections on PLC's internal architecture, input-output devices/processing, networks, and sequencers and continuous control. Appends information on number systems (decimal, binary, hexadecimal) and answers to chapter problems. Lacks references and identification of the author's affiliation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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:
9780750647465
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.52(d)

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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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