Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers

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For undergraduate-level courses in programming and configuration of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for industrial control.

An easy-to-read alternative to the expensive and jargon-filled manual sets, this text describes how to set up and troubleshoot a PLC. It includes, but goes beyond, simple Boolean logic, so that students will be able to use all of the power of a modern PLC.
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  • Hardback | 735 pages
  • 198.6 x 243.1 x 40.4mm | 1,297.29g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130955655
  • 9780130955654

Table of contents

1. What Is a PLC?

2. PLC Components.

3. Programming in Binary Logic (Boolean Logic).

4. Counters and Timers.

5. Memory Organization and Data Manipulation.

6. Manipulating Simple Data Elements.

7. Manipulating Data in Files, Blocks, Arrays, and Structures.

8. Program Structure and Structured Programming.

9. IEC 1131-3: The Common Programming Language.

10. PLC Setup and Status.

11. Interrupts.

12. Process Control.

13. Communications.

14. Robotics, Automation, and PLCs.

15. Troubleshooting.

16. The Future: Whither the PLC?

A. Allen-Bradley PLC-5 Status File Structure.

B. Allen-Bradley SLC 500 Status File Structure.

C. OMRON CQM1 SR and AR Memory Areas.

D. Allen-Bradley Compare Instruction Operators.

E. Allen-Bradley Compute (CPT) Instruction Operators and Precedence.

F. Siemens S7 Status Bit Affected by Math and Logic Operations.

G. Siemens S7 System Functions (SFC), System Function Blocks (SFB), and IEC Functions (FC).

H. Allen-Bradley PLC-5 Major and Minor Fault Bits and Codes.

I. Allen-Bradley SLC 500 Major Fault Codes.

J. Allen-Bradley PLC-5 PID Control Block.

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