Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

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Delmar Thomson Learning, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 516 pages
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Now in its second edition, Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers contains an all-new chapter on micro PLCs as well as newly available, manufacturer-specific photos to illustrate principles of PLC operation. Updated to include recent industry innovations, and expanded as a result of reader feedback, this book begins with an orientation to the general principles underlying all PLC operations which features leading manufacturers such as General Electric, Omron, Mitsubishi, and Seimens. Subsequent chapters invite readers to delve into the Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley SLC 500 family of PLCs, exploring their operation and instruction set(s) in detail. A well-engineered, fully integrated supplement package is also available for educators and trainers seeking to use this book to deliver a professional-level, hands-on PLC learning experience with minimal advanced preparation.

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Gary Dunning received his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Minnesota. He also studied Computer Electronics at St. Paul Technical College, St. Paul, Minnesota. During his career he has developed and taught classes on programmable logic controllers at two technical colleges in Minnesota. Mr. Dunning worked for Rockwell Automation providing technical support and taught open as well as private classes for 20 years. Gary is the author of Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers, editions 1 through 4 and the Lab Manual to accompany each edition of Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers. His latest book is the Introduction to the ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller using RSLogix 5000 with Labs.

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