Technician's Guide to Programmable Controllers

Fifth Edition
Author: Richard A. Cox
ISBN #: 1401890075
©2007   Publish Date: 05/16/2006
Binding: PB
Pages: 416
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $174.95


Hailed as the most comprehensive introduction to PLCs on the market today, this newly updated 5th Edition covers theory, hardware, instructions, programming, installation, startup, and troubleshooting in a way that is easy to understand and apply. New material has been added to explain communication networks, basic control signals, linear scaling of analog process signals, and Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) instructions used by many PLC applications. Supplementary programming examples utilizing the PLC instructions in the book impart a better understanding of the various instructions and how they can be combined to create simple yet effective control logic solutions for today's world.

Product Benefits:

  • New and expanded material will help readers understand the various communication schemes that are used to pass, or exchange information, between the PLC and the various control components and control systems
  • The new chapter entitled "PLC Programming Examples" encourages application of concepts by giving readers specific examples of PLC programming code and logic utilizing many of the instructions covered in previous chapters
  • Provides detailed programming information and examples on both the Allen-Bradley SLC-500 and the MicroLogix family of PLCs
  • Numerous and varied troubleshooting techniques round out the all-inclusive introduction to PLC installation, programming, and maintenance

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1-What is a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)?.
Chapter 2-Understanding the Input/Output (I/O) Section.
Chapter 3-Processor Unit.
Chapter 4-Programming Devices (Programmers).
Chapter 5-Memory organization.
Chapter 6-Numbering Systems.
Chapter 7-Understanding and Using Ladder Diagrams.
Chapter 8-Relay Type Instructions.
Chapter 9-Programming a PLC.
Chapter 10-Programming Considerations.
Chapter 11-Program Control Instructions.
Chapter 12-Programming Timers.
Chapter 13-Programming Counters.
Chapter 14-Data Manipulation.
Chapter 15-Math Functions.
Chapter 16-Word and File Moves.
Chapter 17-Sequencers.
Chapter 18-Process Control Signals, Scaling, and PID Instructions.
Chapter 19-Programming with Boolean.
Chapter 20-Understanding Communication Networks.
Chapter 21 - Start Up and Troubleshooting.
Chapter 22 - PLC Programming Examples. Glossary. Index.

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