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.

 
Programmable Logic Controllers: 
Principles and Applications
by Ronald A. Reis, John W. Webb, ISBN 0136794084
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.

  • Latest developments in PLC model functions and networking capabilities.

    • Provides students with guidelines on the most recent programming developments.

  • NEW - New chapter on electrical devices connected to I/O modules.

    • Provides students with a complete explanation of the latest technology in input/output on/off switching and analog devices.

  • NEW - Updated and enhanced pedagogical tools—e.g. equipment illustrations, additional example problems, more troubleshooting questions, enhanced glossary and bibliography.

    • Provides students with more effective tools that are easier to use and more motivating.

  • NEW - Updated PLC manufacturers listing.

    • Provides students with the most current listing of PLC manufacturers.

  • NEW - Examination of new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1131 international standards for PLCs—Including Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Ladder Diagram (LD), Instruction List (IL), and Structured Text (ST).

    • Provides students with a comprehensive look at all the important new standards in the field.

  • NEW - New 28-chapter Activities/Laboratory Manual—With 980 true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in questions, plus 170 programming exercises.

    • Provides students with helpful activities that reinforce the material in accompanying chapters in the book.

  • Extensive pedagogical aids in each chapter—e.g. learning objectives, introduction, explanations, examples and troubleshooting problems.

    • Provides students with easy-to-follow guides for determining the important points within each chapter and learning them.

  • Presents material in a logical and orderly fashion—Stand-alone chapters provide flexibility and customization.

    • Provides students with fortified comprehension every step of the way, so that they can keep pace with technology.

  • Examples, troubleshooting problems and exercises.

    • Provides students with worked-out solutions, program/application tips integrated into programming chapters and exercises that can be carried out in the laboratory on actual PLCs.

  • Maintains a generic approach—By exploring many alternative formats.

    • Enables students to apply all the techniques presented to any manufacturer's equipment.

  • Matrix type chart.

    • Provides students with a reference for major function designations listed by major manufacturers.

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