Synopses & Reviews
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.
Practical and up-to-date, TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE TO PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS, 6th Edition provides readers with the most comprehensive introduction to PLCs available on the market today. Theory, hardware, instructions, programming, installation, startup, and troubleshooting are discussed in detail in a way that is easy to understand and apply. In addition, supplementary programming examples utilizing the PLC instructions in the book give readers 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.
About the Author
Terry Borden is the Chairman of the Electrical Maintenance and Automation Department at Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington. Mr. Borden holds a degree in Industrial Automation and Robotics. Mr. Borden worked as a control engineer, and was a partner in Applied Solutions, LLC prior to accepting his position at Spokane Community College. Richard A. Cox is the Executive Director of COXCO Training and Consulting in Spokane, Washington and is a retired member of the Electrical/Robotics Department at Spokane Community College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York, a Master of Science degree from Eastern Washington University, and is also a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 73.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. What is a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)? 2. Understanding the Input/Output (I/O) Section. 3. Processor Unit. 4. Memory Organization. 5. Numbering Systems. 6. Understanding and Using Ladder Diagrams. 7. Relay Type Instructions. 8. Programming a PLC. 9. Programming Considerations. 10. Program Control Instructions. 11. Programming Timers. 12. Programming Counters. 13. Data Manipulation. 14. Math Functions. 15. Word and Array (file) Instructions. 16. Sequencers. 17. Process Control Signals, Scaling, and PID Instructions. 18. Function Block Programming. 19. Sequential Function Chart Programming. 20. Structured Text Programming. 21. Alarm and Event Programming. 22. Understanding Communication Networks. 23. Start Up and Troubleshooting. 24. PLC Programming Examples. Glossary. Index.