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Welcome to the site for Programmable Logic Controllers by Rehg and Sartori.
This site
  • Solicits user feedback on additions, deletions, and reorganization of the text content plus additions and/or changes in the instructor’s resource material.
  • Provides a mechanism to ask the authors questions on text content.
  • Provides additional end-of-chapter questions and problems.
  • Previews changes planned for current chapters and new chapters under development.
  • Provides a place to report and view any errata for the text.


Features in the 2nd Edition
  • NEW!  Two column and four-color interior design improves readability and figure placement.

  • NEW!  All the chapter questions and problems are listed in one convenient location in Appendix D with text page locations for all chapter references in the questions and problems.

  • Continues to describe the PLC instructions for the Allen-Bradley PLC 5, SLC 500, and Logix processors with an emphasis on the SLC 500 system using numerous figures, tables, and example problems
  • Continues to provide student problems from easy to challenging in the following five formats: PLC system and setup based problems using the text CD, PLC 5, SLC 500, Logix, and challenge problems that could use any PLC system.
  • Two part organization:
Part 1 covers fundamental PLC concepts plus the operation and programming formats for the most frequently used PLC instructions.
Part 2 addresses advanced ladder logic instructions and applications, analog and process control instructions, the new IEC 61131 PLC languages, and industrial networks.
  • Includes a CD-ROM with reference material from Allen-Bradley.

  • Provides a concise description of the five IEC 61131 programming languages and includes detailed descriptions and example problems for the ladder logic, function block diagram, structured text, and sequential function chart languages supported by the Logix processors.

  • ONLY IN THIS TEXT! Standard logic and standard programming modules are used to show how ladder logic, function block diagrams, and structured text programs are analyzed or developed with blocks or modules of program code.
  • ONLY IN THIS TEXT! An empirical design process is included to provide a structure for program development.

  • A generic troubleshooting process for PLCs is presented, plus all ladder logic programming and field device chapters include troubleshooting techniques at the end of the chapter.

  • EXPANDED on-line instructor resources include: Over 1500 multicolor PowerPoint slides with over 500 high resolution figures and tables, slide text covering key points from the chapters, and instructor notes to describe the slide text content in detail.

A Look at the PLC Text

Sample Chapter

The follow link downloads the 2nd edition of Chapter 4, PLC Timers.

Chapter 4 (7 meg pdf file)

Table of Contents and Preface

The following links to Adobe pdf files provides a look at the TOC and either a full version of the Preface or specific parts.

Table of Contents

Preface - Full

Preface - Text Purpose

Preface - Text and Program Fit

Preface - Chapter Descriptions

Student Questions and Problems

The sample download illustrates the type and format for student questions and problems. Questions are divided into two categories : General and Web/Book CD Questions, and require a word, sentence or paragraph answer, and problems are divided into five categories: General, PLC 5, SLC 500, ControlLogix, and Challenge Problems.

Chapter Questions and Problems

A Look at Instructor Resource Material

 On-Line Resources

On-line resources available from Prentice Hall - Pearson Education for the text include: a testbank and test generation software; a set of PowerPoint slides for each chapter; a set of test questions for each chapter objective that provides for competency-based testing; and a set of laboratory experiments.

PowerPoint slides include all chapter figures, a chapter summary in bullet format, instructor notes and active links between slides.  The slides can be easily divided into teaching slides for SLC 500 and PLC 5, ControlLogix, introductory PLC classes, advanced PLC classes, or any combination required for the curriculum. Some samples of the on-line material are available for review below. The PowerPoint file is provided in small (html) and large (ppt) format with the large format recommended for a full evaluation of the training material.

Chater 3 PowerPoint (15 meg ppt file)

Chater 3 PowerPoint (2 K HTML file)

Competency Based Testing Questions (74K pdf file)

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