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.
Table of Contents
- 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.
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