Author: Jon Stenerson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2004-01-01
The third edition of Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers, Sensors, and Communications retains the previous edition¿s practical approach, easy-to-read writing style, and coverage of various types of industrial controllers while reflecting leading-edge technology. Since the programmable logic controller has become an invaluable tool in American industry, it responds to the substantial need for trained personnel who can program and integrate these devices. Covers new and emerging technologies and techniques—IEC 61131 programming; Industrial automation controllers; ControlLogix; Embedded controllers; Supervisory control and data acquisition; Fuzzy logic; Step, stage, and state logic programming. Features process control and instrumentation—Process Control, PLC Addressing, PLC Wiring, and Robotics. For trained personnel using programmable logic control devices.
This textbook, now in its sixth edition, continues to be straightforward and easy-to-read, presenting the principles of PLCs while not tying itself to one manufacturer or another. Extensive examples and chapter ending problems utilize several popular PLCs, highlighting understanding of fundamentals that can be used regardless of manufacturer. This book will help you to understand the main design characteristics, internal architecture, and operating principles of PLCs, as well as Identify safety issues and methods for fault diagnosis, testing, and debugging. New to This edition: A new chapter 1 with a comparison of relay-controlled systems, microprocessor-controlled systems, and the programmable logic controller, a discussion of PLC hardware and architecture, examples from various PLC manufacturers, and coverage of security, the IEC programming standard, programming devices and manufacturer’s software More detail of programming using Sequential Function Charts Extended coverage of the sequencer More Information on fault finding, including testing inputs and outputs with an illustration of how it is done with the PLC manufacturer’s software New case studies A methodical introduction, with many illustrations, describing how to program PLCs, no matter the manufacturer, and how to use internal relays, timers, counters, shift registers, sequencers, and data-handling facilities Consideration of the standards given by IEC 1131-3 and the programming methods of ladder, functional block diagram, instruction list, structured text, and sequential function chart Many worked examples, multiple-choice questions, and problems are included, with answers to all multiple-choice questions and problems given at the end of the book
The third edition of the book on Industrial Electronics and Control including Programmable Logic Controller is aimed at providing an explicit explanation of the mode of operation of different electronic power devices in circuits and systems that are in wide use today in modern industry for the control and conversion of electric power. The book strives to fulfil this need for a fundamental treatment that allows students to understand all aspects of circuit functions through its neatly-drawn illustrations and wave diagrams. Several colour diagrams are included to explain difficult circuits and waveforms. This approach will help students in assimilating the operation of power electronics circuits with more clarity. Same as in previous editions, the book commences with a discussion on rectifiers, differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers, multivibrators, timers and goes on to provide in-depth coverage of power devices and power electronics circuits such as silicon controlled rectifiers (SCRs), inverters, dual converters, choppers, cycloconverters and their applications in the control of ac/dc motors, and heating and welding processes. The book also presents an overview of the modern developments in the field of optoelectronics and fibre optics. Finally, the book ends with a discussion on Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). The book has an added advantage of multiple-choice questions, true/false statements, review questions and numerical problems at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce the student’s understanding of the concepts and mathematical derivations introduced in the text. The book is intended as a textbook for polytechnic students pursuing courses in electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, and electronics and instrumentation engineering. This tailor-made book with its exhaustive explanations of circuit operations and its student-friendly approach should prove to be a boon to the students and teachers alike. AUDIENCE: Polytechnic Students - pursuing courses in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2014-07-31
"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Gary A. Dunning
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2005-12-16
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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: E. A. Parr
Release Date: 2003-08-12
Andrew Parr's Programmable Controllers provides a thoroughly practical introduction to the use of PLCs in industry, covering programming techniques alongside systems-level design issues. In the third edition a masterclass series of real-world case studies have been added to illustrate typical engineering challenges - and model solutions. New material also includes the new IEC-61508 functional safety standard, use of Windows-based software on programming terminals, an expanded section on Scada, and extended coverage of networks and fieldbus. Andrew Parr works at ASW Sheerness Steel where the plant control is based on approximately sixty programmable controllers. * The practical guide to PLC applications for engineers and technicians * Systems-level design and control covered alongside programming techniques * Coverage matched to introductory college programs
Author: Randy Frank
Publisher: Artech House
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Now in its third edition, Understanding Smart Sensors is the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative summary of the latest applications and developments impacting smart sensors in a single volume. This thoroughly expanded and revised edition of an Artech bestseller contains a wealth of new material, including critical coverage of sensor fusion and energy harvesting, the latest details on wireless technology, and greater emphasis on applications through the book. Utilizing the latest in smart sensor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronic research and development, Engineers get the technical and practical information they need keep their designs and products on the cutting edge. Providing an extensive variety of information for both technical and non-technical professionals, this easy-to-understand, time-saving book covers current and emergent technologies, as well as their practical implementation. This comprehensive resource also includes an extensive list of smart sensor acronyms and a glossary of key terms.
Author: John E. Ridley
Release Date: 1997
A programmable logic controller is a microprocessor used to control any electronically programmable device, such as a microwave oven, washing machine etc. and the Mitsubishi PLC is the most common in industry. The aim of this book is to provide the engineering technician with a sound working knowledge of PLC operation, with a minimum of unnecessary theoretical background. Content is determined by the needs of service engineers who encounter PLCs with increasing frequency in their work.
Author: Richard A. Cox
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This popular books guide includes complete explanations, examples readers can relate to, plus a writing style suited to journeyman and apprentice technicians. Use of the personal computer for programming devices is explained, with supplemental information on logic gates to guide readers to an understanding of programming concepts and symbols. Realistic examples and variety of troubleshooting techniques provide readers with an all-inclusive introduction to PLC installation, programming, and maintenance.
Author: Gary A. Dunning
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-03-11
INTRODUCTION TO THE CONTROLLOGIX PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATION CONTROLLER USING RSLOGIX 5000 SOFTWARE: WITH LABS, 4E enables readers to master ControlLogix software with ease. Using its signature hands-on lab exercises that demonstrate Programmable Logic Controllers, this versatile guide walks readers step-by-step through RSLogix 5000 software from hardware configuration, to programming basic instructions and features, to RSLinx communications. Plus, this edition features manufacturer-specific illustrations and RSLogix screenshots to teach key concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Herbert A. Simon
Release Date: 2012-01-22
Die Wissenschaften vom Künstlichen von Herbert A. Simon gilt seit dem Erscheinen der ersten Ausgabe im Jahr 1969 als "Klassiker" der Literatur zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz. Simon hat zusammen mit den Computerwissenschaftlern Allen Newell, Marvin Minsky und John McCarthy Mitte der fünfziger Jahre das so bezeichnete - von Alan Turing antizipierte - Forschungsgebiet der Computerwissenschaft und der Psychologie ins Leben gerufen. Seine herausragende, allgemeinverständliche Darstellung von Grundüberlegungen und philosophischen Aspekten der Künstlichen Intelligenz ist heute aktueller denn je, nicht nur wegen der ständig zunehmenden Bedeutung der Forschung und Entwicklung auf diesem Gebiet, sondern auch aufgrund des verbreiteten Mangels an Grundkenntnissen für eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Künstlichen Intelligenz.
This is the best way to learn ladder logic programming because it´s like you were buying three different books: One for Theory, one for Lessons and a third one for Real applications. Learning about Programmable Logic Controllers is a real need for any technician/engineer who wants to work or applying for a job in the field of automation. It has been proven that it becomes a major disadvantage when you are educated on the technology of just one particular manufacturer, because most of the companies have at least two different PLC brands on their industrial processes. You become more competitive if you are able to easily switch from programming one PLC to another, like you were able to speak several languages. This book is not for you if you just plan to read or learn about a particular brand. Our approach is to teach general information and provide PRACTICE so it will be easier for you to understand ANY PLC brand. The first chapters will teach you about general theory and all the available PLC technologies using the most common terms and names of industrial automation; knowing the jargon is quite important when attending a job interview. The second part is dedicated to learn the basic ladder logic instructions used for programming any generic PLC. There is a software tool ( for downloading) used to write and test each of the forty step by step hands-on lessons to help you in practicing on Ladder logic programming. The last part has fourteen industrial PLC applications with project drawings and ladder logic programs, which you can simulate. Practicing with real life examples will help you to understand and reinforce the concepts. There is some extra and useful material: A first bonus is a short chapter of basic understanding on electricity. You´ll have to refresh this knowledge if you plan to make real connections on PLC applications.A second bonus: The basic ladder logic commands from several important PLC manufacturers : Allen Bradley(r), Siemens(r), General electric(r), Triangle Research(r) and PLC Direct(r). It will be easy for you to understand the basic concepts from any specific PLC Manufacturer´s ladder logic since you already have learned the basic instructions.A third bonus: A Software Simulator is available for downloading so you can perform a hands-on practice of the lessons and the application projects by writing a program on your computer and performing all tests until it works as expected. This material is ideal for beginners and self-learners with no specific background because no prior knowledge is assumed or required. This book has already been selected by prestigious educational institutions all over the world to train students on industrial automation. The learning methodology used here will allow you to troubleshoot, test and debug any PLC application with DIGITAL inputs and outputs. Our second book (coming soon) will cover the ANALOG part.We look for positive reviews so we are the only ones providing support ,free of charge :On page 154 you find two e-mail addresses and the steps for you to get support to obtain and install the software, write a program, answer to your doubts and review of your answers to the questions from each chapter ( in English and Spanish). Note to professors/instructors: . Please don´t cut your students´wings by teaching a particular brand of PLC.Teach as many brands as possible. Important: Pocket PLC trainers are available for purchase so, in addition to the free software you can also practice with real PLCs. IMPORTANT: Your learning experience is important to us.The few negative reviews are from people who don´t even read the text,practice the lessons or try the software. Reading our answers will prove that we never hide, that we try to contact you if needed and that we listen.