Synopses & Reviews
Now in its second edition, Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers contains an all-new chapter on micro PLCs as well as newly available, manufacturer-specific photos to illustrate principles of PLC operation. Updated to include recent industry innovations, and expanded as a result of reader feedback, this book begins with an orientation to the general principles underlying all PLC operations which features leading manufacturers such as General Electric, Omron, Mitsubishi, and Seimens. Subsequent chapters invite readers to delve into the Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley SLC 500 family of PLCs, exploring their operation and instruction set(s) in detail. A well-engineered, fully integrated supplement package is also available for educators and trainers seeking to use this book to deliver a professional-level, hands-on PLC learning experience with minimal advanced preparation.
Updated to reflect recent industry developments, this edition features practical information on Rockwell Automation's SLC 500 family of PLCs and includes a no-nonsense introduction to RSLogix software and the new ControlLogix PLC. To assist readers in understanding key concepts, the art program has been modernized to include improved illustrations, current manufacturer-specific photos, and actual RSLogix software screens to visibly illustrate essential principles of PLC operation. New material has been added on ControlNet and DeviceNet, and a new chapter on program flow instructions includes updated references to the SLC 500, MicroLogix, and the PLC 5.
About the Author
Gary Dunning received his Bachelor?s Degree at the University of Minnesota. Hehas previously taught numerous classes on programmable logic controllers and currently teaches at Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota. Mr. Dunning is the trainer for Allen-Bradley products at Rockwell International.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Welcome to the World of Programmable Logic Controllers Chapter 2 Micro Programmable Logic Controllers Chapter 3 Programming a Programmable Controller Chapter 4 Number Systems Chapter 5 Introduction to PLC Operation Chapter 6 Introduction to Logic Chapter 7 Input Modules Chapter 8 Output Modules Chapter 9 Putting Together a Modular PLC Chapter 10 PLC Processors Chapter 11 Introduction to ControlNet and DeviceNet Chapter 12 Processor Data Organization Chapter 13 The Basic Relay Instructions Chapter 14 Understanding Relay Instructions and the Programmable Controller Input Modules Chapter 15 Documenting Your PLC System Chapter 16 Timer and Counter Instructions Chapter 17 Comparison and Data-Handling Instructions Chapter 18 Sequencer Instructions Chapter 19 Program Flow Instructions