Mitsubishi FX Programmable Logic Controllers: Applications and Programming

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Elsevier, Jul 31, 2004 - Computers - 352 pages
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John Ridley provides comprehensive information on usage, design and programming for the Mitsubishi FX range of programmable logic controllers, in this step-by-step, practical guide.

Professional engineers working with Mitsubishi PLCs, as well as students following courses focusing on these devices, will find this book to be an essential resource for this popular PLC family. Numerous worked examples and assignments are included, to reinforce the practical application of these devices, widely used in industry.

Fully updated throughout from coverage of the FX PLC to now cover the FxN PLC family from Mitsubishi, John Ridley also focuses on use of the Fx2N - the most powerful and diverse in function of this PLC group. The second edition contains advanced topics along with numerous ladder diagrams and illustrative examples.

· A hands-on approach to the programming, design and application of FX PLC based systems
· Programmed using GX Developer software - used worldwide for the whole range of the FX PLC family
· Covers Ladder Logic tester - the GX developer simulator that enables students and designers to test and debug their programs without a PLC
· GX Developer demo available on a companion website for the book
 

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Contents

Introduction to PLCs
1
GxDeveloper startup procedure
18
Producing a ladder diagram
24
Modifications to an existing project
40
Serial transfer of programs
55
Monitoring
66
Basic PLC programs
71
PLC sequence controller
91
Introduction to programs using data registers
200
Ladder logic tester
214
Bidirectional counters
244
Highspeed counters
247
Floating point numbers
265
Master control nesting
275
Shift registers
279
Rotary indexing table
282

Free line drawing
105
Safety
111
Documentation
116
Entry ladder monitoring
151
Converting a MEDOC project to GxDeveloper
157
Change of PLC type
162
Diagnostic fault finding
165
Special M coils
171
Setreset programming
175
Trace
180
Data registers
195
Index registers V and Z
293
Recipe application BREW1
298
Subroutines
310
Interrupts
315
Step counter programming
324
Automatic queuing system
332
Analogue to digital conversion FX2N4AD
344
Digital to analogue conversion FX2N4DA
370
Assignments
378
Index
387
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Dr. John W. Ridley has a wealth of experience in the medical field, in a variety of positions, both civilian and military. He began his career as a patient care technician before going to serve during the Vietnam conflict as a combat medic. He then worked as a trainer for combat medics, until he received an appointment to the laboratory training program at Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam, Houston, TX. He served three years of active duty as a medical laboratory technician and then pursued his BS degree in Zoology and his Masteras of Education degree, both from the University of Georgia. During this time, his work experience included positions as a laboratory technician and later a technologist, then a clinical laboratory manager and as an officer in several US Army Reserve Combat Support Hospitals, rising to the rank of Colonel. Dr. Ridley completed a Ph.D. in Health and Human Services shortly after completing a tour of duty in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He then completed his education as a registered nurse, which allowed him to incorporate the critical clinical perspective into his role as an educator, which began in 1992, and continues today. Dr. Ridley is currently the Director of Medical Laboratory Technology at West Central Technical College in Waco, Georgia.

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