Programmable Logic Controllers: Programming Methods and Applications

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - 303 pages
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This book is designed to help readers develop a good general working knowledge of programmable controllers with concentration on relay ladder logic techniques and how PLC is connected to external components in an operating control system. The book uses real world programming problems that readers can solve on any available programmable controller or PLC simulator. Later chapters relate to more advanced subjects in machine controls making this a welcome addition to a personal technical reference library. KEY TOPCIS: The authors examine ladder diagram fundamentals, the programmable logic controller, fundamental PLC programming, advanced programming techniques, mnemonic programming code, wiring techniques, analog I/O, discrete position sensors, encoders, transducers, and advanced sensors, closed loop and PID control, motor controls, and system integrity and safety. For those involved in Electrical, Automation, Control, and Process Engineering.

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This is a great fast and easy way to learn Plcs in my high school alternative energy class

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John R. Hackworth is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Old Dominion University. He also holds the special designation of University Professor, which is awarded to faculty for special teaching recognition. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining the Old Dominion University faculty, he had approximately 20 years of industrial experience in test engineering and plant automation. He is a member of ASEE and a senior member of IEEE.

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