Features in the 2nd Edition
- NEW! Two column and four-color interior design improves readability
and figure placement.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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
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 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
Chater 3 PowerPoint (15 meg ppt file)
Chater 3 PowerPoint (2 K HTML file)
Competency Based Testing Questions (74K pdf file)