Programmable Logic Controllers : Principles and Applications
For an undergraduate-level course on PLCs or Electronic Controls.This practical and clearly written introduction provides both fundamental and cutting-edge coverage on programmable logic controllers; today a billion dollar industry. It combines comprehensive, accessible coverage with a wealth of industry examples that make intangible concepts come to life-offering students a broad-based foundation that will serve them well on the job. It examines every aspect of controller usage in an easy-to-understand, jargon-free narrative. Beginning with a basic layout the text goes right into programming techniques, it progresses through fundamental, intermediate, and advanced functions-and concludes with chapters on related topics. Applications are discussed for each PLC function, and vast arrays of examples and problems help students achieve an understanding of PLCs, and the experience needed to use them.
- Hardback | 480 pages
- 180.34 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 699.99g
- 04 Apr 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
- 5th edition
Table of contents
I. PLC BASICS. 1. An Overall Look at Programmable Logic Controllers. 2. The PLC: A Look Inside. 3. General PLC Programming Procedures. 4. Devices to Which PLC Input and Output Modules Are Connected. II. BASIC PLC PROGRAMMING. 5. Programming On-Off Inputs to Produce On-Off Outputs. 6. Relation of Digital Gate Logic to Contact/Coil Logic. 7. Creating Ladder Diagrams from Process Control Descriptions. III. BASIC PLC FUNCTIONS. 8. Register Basics. 9. PLC Timer Functions. 10. PLC Counter Functions. IV. INTERMEDIATE FUNCTIONS. 11. PLC Arithmetic Functions. 12. PLC Number Comparison Functions. 13. Numbering Systems and PLC Number Conversion Functions. V. DATA HANDLING FUNCTIONS. 14. The PLC SKIP and MASTER CONTROL RELAY Functions. 15. Jump Functions. 16. PLC Data Move Systems. 17. Other PLC Data Handling Functions. VI. PLC FUNCTIONS WORKING WITH BITS. 18. PLC Digital Bit Functions and Applications. 19. PLC Sequencer Functions. 20. Controlling a Robot with a PLC. 21. PLC Matrix Functions. VII. ADVANCED PLC FUNCTIONS. 22. Analog PLC Operation. 23. PID Control of Continuous Processes. 24. Networking PLCs. VIII. RELATED TOPICS. 25. Alternative Programming Languages. 26. PLC Auxiliary Commands and Functions. 27. PLC Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance. 28. Selecting a PLC. Appendix A: PLC Manufacturers. Appendix B: Operational Simulation and Monitoring. Appendix C: Commonly Used Circuit Symbols. Appendix D: Major PLC Instruction, Function, and Word Codes by Typical Manufacturers. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.