Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers, Sensors, and Communications
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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.
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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 leading-edge technology. Chapters begin with a generic approach to PLCs and programming, followed by specific examples for major brands of PLCs. LogixPro programming and simulation software is included so that the reader can write and simulate PLC programs.
New chapters have been added on safety and lockout/tagout, Rockwell Automation addressing, fundamentals of process control, instrumentation, process control systems, and fundamentals of robotics.
Detailed information about the configuration and use of DeviceNet has been added. Information on ControlLogix PLCs and addressing has also been added. All chapters have been updated to incorporate the latest technology.
Among the many important features of this book is its comprehensive coverage of the following:
Major brands of PLCs
Input/output modules and wiring
IEC 61131-3 programming
Communications, including industrial buses
Sensors, sensor wiring, and applications
Supervisory. Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Instrumentation and process control Fundamentals of robotics
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First, thank you for choosing this textbook.
I am excited about this edition. This text includes a wonderful software package that can be used to learn how to program PLCs. (This software is included courtesy of Mr. Bill Simpson of TheLearningPit.com.) The software includes simulators so you can program and then watch the results. It is based on Rockwell Automation PLC programming. Several programming problems are included that utilize the software and simulators. The software enables the reader to learn programming on a home computer.
I am also excited about three new chapters on process control and instrumentation. For years I searched for easy-to-understand, practical material on process control and instrumentation. I developed the process control material to meet that need. I found that students had trouble learning and understanding PLC addressing, so I completely rewrote the addressing material to make it easy to learn and apply. I also found that many students have difficulty wiring PLC modules, so I completely revised the chapter on PLC wiring to make it easy to understand and apply as well. I added a chapter on robotics. I added material on safety to the lockout/tagout chapter. The communications chapters and other chapters have been updated and improved.
Each chapter begins with a generic approach to the topic and is explained clearly through the use of common, easy-to-understand, generic examples. Examples are then shown for specific controllers. The brands covered are AutomationDirect, GE Fanuc, Gould Modicon, Omron, and Rockwell Automation. There are many illustrations and practical examples. Each chapter has objectives and questions. Many chapters have programming exercises, and some also ha