Industrial demand for productive and safe automated facilities requires that operators, supervisors, electricians, maintenance technicians and other industry personnel possess a thorough understanding of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers is a comprehensive introduction to PLC theory, operation, installation, programming, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This textbook is designed to be a useful training and reference tool for students, apprentices, and technicians in the trades.
The textbook begins with an overview of PLCs and principles, electrical safety, and circuits. Required safety practices are emphasized throughout the textbook. Personal protective equipment are depicted based on requirements specified by the National Fire Protection Association standard NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. This text also addresses troubleshooting principles and test instruments used when installing and troubleshooting PLCs. All installation and troubleshooting procedures are detailed with sequenced steps.
Each textbook comes with a CD-ROM with an Illustrated Glossary, PLC Programming Software, Quick Quizzes, Programming Software Tutorial Videos, and Reference Material. These activities enhance the content to give additional information and assessment.
Table of Contents:
- PLC and Electrical Safety
- Electrical Principles and PLCs
- Electrical Circuits and PLCs
- PLC Hardware
- PLC Programming Instructions
- Programming PLC Timers and Counters
- PLC and System Interfacing
- PLC Installations and Startup
- PLC and System Maintenance
- Troubleshooting Principles and Test Instruments
- Troubleshooting PLC Hardware
- Troubleshooting with PLC Software