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Programmable Logic Controllers Hardware and Programming, 2nd Edition

Programmable Logic Controllers Hardware and Programming, 2nd Edition
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By: Max Rabiee

ISBN: 978-1-60525-006-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2009
Subject: Electricity / Electronics
Grade Level: 11-14
Retail Price: $104.00
School Price: $78.00


Programmable Logic Controllers emphasizes practical use of the PLC in process and industrial control systems. The textbook begins with the basics of what a PLC is and does, then guides students through the fundamentals of programming the device. Applications, testing procedures, and operational aspects of PLC equipment and systems are discussed. This text covers the most common programmable logic controller functions, providing practical examples based on the widely used Allen-Bradley Small Logic Controller (SLC 500) series of PLCs. Wiring and programming of a PLC are covered thoroughly, using numerous examples. A supplemental Laboratory Manual provides a wealth of hands-on activities that will help students practice and hone their PLC programming skills.

Included in the textbook is a CD-ROM containing LogixPro simulation software. LogixPro is the ideal tool to facilitate student learning of the fundamentals of RSLogix ladder logic programming. The software allows students to practice and develop their programming skills when and where they want. LogixPro is not a replacement for RSLogix, nor is there support for file exchange or communication with actual Allen-Bradley products. The program, instead, provides a complete software-based training solution, eliminating the need for expensive PLC equipment.

Table of Contents

  1. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Overview
  2. PLC Selection, Components and Communication
  3. Number Systems and Codes
  4. Input/Output Devices and Motor Controls
  5. Creating Relay Logic Diagrams
  6. PLC Programming
  7. Programming Logic Gate Functions in PLCs
  8. PLC Timer Instructions
  9. PLC Counter Instructions
10. PLC Math Instructions
11. PLC Logic and Bit Shift Instructions
12. PLC Compare, Jump, and MCR Instructions
13. PLC Subroutine Functions
14. Data Handling
15. Sequencer Instructions
16. Troubleshooting and Servicing the PLC System
17. PLC Networks in Manufacturing

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 5 (PDF, 369 KB)
   sample Chapter 7 (PDF, 531 KB)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 3.38 MB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PPS, 3.4 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

Max Rabiee - earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He has taught electrical engineering (EE) and electrical/computer engineering technology (ECET) courses for over 20 years. Dr. Rabiee is a registered professional engineer (since 1988) who worked as a control engineer for several years. He was a senior electrical engineer for over four years in charge of medium and large industrial control projects.

Dr. Rabiee is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT), the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.


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Text 368 978-1-60525-006-9 $104.00$78.00
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* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 978-1-60525-010-6 $244.00$183.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 978-1-60525-011-3 $240.00$180.00*
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