Technician's Guide To
Programmable Controllers, 6E
Terry Borden, Richard Cox
up-to-date, TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE TO PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS, 6th
Edition provides you with the most comprehensive introduction to
PLCs available on the market today.
Each topic is discussed in a way that is easy
to understand and apply, ensuring that you are prepared for class as
well as for your future career.
Theory, hardware, instructions, programming,
installation, startup, and troubleshooting are discussed in detail.
In addition, supplementary programming
examples utilizing the PLC instructions in the text give you a
better understanding of the various instructions and how they can be
combined to create simple yet effective control logic solutions for
- This text is designed to help
readers understand the various communication schemes
that are used to pass or exchange information between
the PLC and the various control components and control
- The chapter entitled "PLC
Programming Examples" encourages application of concepts
by giving readers specific examples of PLC programming
code and logic utilizing many of the instructions
covered in previous chapters.
- Numerous and varied
troubleshooting techniques round out the all-inclusive
introduction to PLC installation, programming, and
New in this
- This text has been updated to
provide detailed programming information and examples on
Allen-Bradley ControlLogix family of PLCs.
- Chapters on relevant topics such
as "Sequential Function Chart Programming," "Function
Block Programming," and "Structured Text
Programming" are now included.
- A new chapter, "Alarm & Event
Programming," gives readers an understanding of the
instructions and PLC programming code that can be used
to provide guidance on executing this all important
1. What is a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)?
2. Understanding the Input/Output (I/O) Section.
3. Processor Unit.
4. Memory Organization.
5. Numbering Systems.
6. Understanding and Using Ladder Diagrams.
7. Relay Type Instructions.
8. Programming a PLC.
9. Programming Considerations.
10. Program Control Instructions.
11. Programming Timers.
12. Programming Counters.
13. Data Manipulation.
14. Math Functions.
15. Word and Array (file) Instructions.
17. Process Control Signals, Scaling, and PID Instructions.
18. Function Block Programming.
19. Sequential Function Chart Programming.
20. Structured Text Programming.
21. Alarm and Event Programming.
22. Understanding Communication Networks.
23. Start Up and Troubleshooting.
24. PLC Programming Examples.
About the Authors:
Terry Borden is the Chairman of the Electrical Maintenance and
Automation Department at Spokane Community College in Spokane,
Washington. Mr. Borden holds a degree in Industrial Automation and
Mr. Borden worked as a control
engineer, and was a partner in Applied Solutions, LLC prior to
accepting his position at Spokane Community College.
Richard A. Cox
Richard A. Cox is the Executive Director of COXCO Training and
Consulting in Spokane, Washington and is a retired member of the
Electrical/Robotics Department at Spokane Community College.
He holds a Bachelor of Science
degree from the University of the State of New York, a Master of
Science degree from Eastern Washington University, and is also a
retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, Local 73.
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