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Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers, 3rd Edition

  • Gary Dunning Hennepin Technical College
  • ISBN-10: 1401884261  |  ISBN-13: 9781401884260
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1998
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.25

About

Overview

Updated to reflect recent industry developments, this edition features practical information on Rockwell Automation's SLC 500 family of PLCs and includes a no-nonsense introduction to RSLogix software and the new ControlLogix PLC. To assist readers in understanding key concepts, the art program has been modernized to include improved illustrations, current manufacturer-specific photos, and actual RSLogix software screens to visibly illustrate essential principles of PLC operation. New material has been added on ControlNet and DeviceNet, and a new chapter on program flow instructions includes updated references to the SLC 500, MicroLogix, and the PLC 5.

Features and Benefits

  • coverage examines how Rockwell Automation's SLC 500 and MicroLogix PLCs work and program, leading to a better understanding of fundamental processes
  • a clear-cut orientation to general principles underlying all PLC operations enhances readers' ability to assimilate more advanced concepts and instruction sets in later chapters
  • the hands-on Lab Manual, now subtitled "Programming the SLC 500 PLC using RSLogix 500 Software," has been updated to include more information on RSLinx drivers for the MicroLogix as well as a new Ethernet driver configuration lab for the SLC modular processor, the 5/05
  • new exercises in the Lab Manual complement the new program flow instructions and take readers through jump to subroutine, jump to label, MCR, and the immediate input instruction

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Welcome to the World of Programmable Logic Controllers
Chapter 2 Micro Programmable Logic Controllers
Chapter 3 Programming a Programmable Controller
Chapter 4 Number Systems
Chapter 5 Introduction to PLC Operation
Chapter 6 Introduction to Logic
Chapter 7 Input Modules
Chapter 8 Output Modules
Chapter 9 Putting Together a Modular PLC
Chapter 10 PLC Processors
Chapter 11 Introduction to ControlNet and DeviceNet
Chapter 12 Processor Data Organization
Chapter 13 The Basic Relay Instructions
Chapter 14 Understanding Relay Instructions and the Programmable Controller Input Modules
Chapter 15 Documenting Your PLC System
Chapter 16 Timer and Counter Instructions
Chapter 17 Comparison and Data-Handling Instructions
Chapter 18 Sequencer Instructions
Chapter 19 Program Flow Instructions

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ISBN-10: 1418023671  | ISBN-13: 9781418023676

List Price = $356.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $268.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
    List Price = $246.95  | CengageBrain Price = $246.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.25
  • Rockwell Lab Manual
    List Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.25


Bundle: Text + Programming the Controllogix Programmable Automation Controller Using RSLogix 5000 Software

ISBN-10:  1418023663 | ISBN-13:  9781418023669

List Price = $368.95  | CengageBrain Price = $368.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $277.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
    List Price = $246.95  | CengageBrain Price = $246.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.25
  • 'Programming the Controllogix Programmable Automation Controller Using RSLogix 5000 Software
    List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401884318 | ISBN-13: 9781401884314)

Rockwell Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 140188427X | ISBN-13: 9781401884277)

List Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.25

'Programming the Controllogix Programmable Automation Controller Using RSLogix 5000 Software  (ISBN-10: 1401884326 | ISBN-13: 9781401884321)

List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25

eResource  (ISBN-10: 1401884296 | ISBN-13: 9781401884291)

Applied Programmable Logic Control Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401899676 | ISBN-13: 9781401899677)

Learning programmable logic controllers (PLCs) can be fun when users are able to make connections with familiar control systems like conveyer belts and traffic lights! This innovative Lab Manual uses projects and examples that are based on everyday automated control systems to provide readers with a clear understanding of the "hows" and "whys" involved in the use of latches, timers, counters, sensors, relays, and more. A comprehensive introduction to ladder logic diagrams and PLCs sets the stage for more than 50 project-based lab exercises that effectively expose users to a number of control situations for active, "hands-on" learning.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.50

Student Supplements

Rockwell Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 140188427X | ISBN-13: 9781401884277)

List Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.25

'Programming the Controllogix Programmable Automation Controller Using RSLogix 5000 Software  (ISBN-10: 1401884326 | ISBN-13: 9781401884321)

List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25

Applied Programmable Logic Control Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401899676 | ISBN-13: 9781401899677)

Learning programmable logic controllers (PLCs) can be fun when users are able to make connections with familiar control systems like conveyer belts and traffic lights! This innovative Lab Manual uses projects and examples that are based on everyday automated control systems to provide readers with a clear understanding of the "hows" and "whys" involved in the use of latches, timers, counters, sensors, relays, and more. A comprehensive introduction to ladder logic diagrams and PLCs sets the stage for more than 50 project-based lab exercises that effectively expose users to a number of control situations for active, "hands-on" learning.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gary Dunning

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.