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Programmable Logic Controllers, 1st Edition

  • Jonathon Lin
  • ISBN-10: 0831135077
  • ISBN-13: 9780831135072
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

The result of the author’s 30 years of teaching PLCs at two universities, Programmable Logic Controllers covers important and essential topics and skills a new PLC learner has to know and practice. Assuming the student knows nothing about the subject, it defines everything and features ample examples and breakdowns of important topics. Students taking PLC courses at two and four-year institutions will find this text especially useful. Additionally, it can be used by professionals in the fields of electrical control, automated systems, and manufacturing.


  • Covers PLC programming for three popular PLC brands: Allen-Bradley, Siemens, and Mitsubishi.

  • Includes all essential PLC topics including: Electrical control basics, Numbers , Logic basics and simplification, PLC program design, PLC systems, Basic programming instructions, Advanced programming instructions, Analog control, PID control, PLC programming languages (Ladder Diagram and Function Block Diagram)

  • Provides many programming examples in each chapter.

  • Features review questions at the end of each chapter.

  • Offers PowerPoint slides for instructors.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
Chapter 2: Electrical Control Fundamentals
Chapter 3: Number Systems and Codes
Chapter 4: Logic Basics and Boolean Algebra
Chapter 5: Simplifying Logic Circuits
Chapter 6: State Combination Circuits Design
Chapter 7: Logic Circuits Design Using State Diagram Method
Chapter 8: PLC Memory and File Structure
Chapter 9: Discrete Input Modules
Chapter 10: Analog Input and Output Interface Modules
Chapter 11: Basic Relay Instructions
Chapter 12: Timer Instructions
Chapter 13: Counter Instructions
Chapter 14: Math, Comparison and Function Instructions
Chapter 15: Program Control Instructions
Chapter 16: Data Manipulation Instructions
Chapter 17: High Speed Counter and Interrupt Instructions
Chapter 18: Analog Input and Output Programming
Chapter 19: Siemens S7-1200 PLC Programming
Chapter 20: Advanced Siemens S7-1200 PLC Programming
Chapter 21: Mitsubishi PLC Programming
Chapter 22: Mitsubishi PLC Advanced Programming
Chapter 23: Process Control Using PID Instructions
Chapter 24: PLC Selection, Installation and Maintenance