Introduction to Programmable ControllersNumber Systems and CodesLogic ConceptsProcessors, the Power Supply, andProgramming DevicesThe Memory System and I/O InteractionThe Discrete Input/Output SystemThe Analog Input/Output SystemSpecial Function I/O and SerialCommunication InterfacingProgramming LanguagesThe IEC-1131 Standard and Programming LanguageSystem Programming and ImplementationPLC System DocumentationData Measurements and TransducersProcess Responses and Transfer FunctionsProcess Controllers and Loop TuningArtificial Intelligence and PLC SystemsFuzzy LogicLocal Area NetworksI/O Bus NetworksPLC Start-Up and MaintenanceSystem Selection Guidelines1:2:3:4: 5:6:7:8:9:10:11:12:13:14:15:16:17:18:19:20:21:
21 Chapters of PLC Know-How
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Follow our 11 major steps in selecting a PLC for an application andavoid using the wrong controller
Install sinking and sourcing inputs and outputs properly—onewrong wire and it won’t work
Implement safety circuits correctly in PLC applications to protectpeople and equipment
Prevent noise, heat, and voltage variations from ruining your PLCsystem
Implement a step-by-step static and dynamic start-up checkout toguarantee smooth PLC system operation
Design preventive safety and maintenance into your total controlsystem
SELECTION, INSTALLATION & SAFETY
TROUBLESHOOTING & MAINTENANCE
Learn no-nonsense troubleshooting procedures to reducedowntime
Troubleshoot analog I/O and avoid undesirable count jumps
Learn 6 preventive maintenance procedures to keep your PLCsystem running fault free
Learn a step-by-step procedure for finding hidden ground loops
Learn how to deal with leaky inputs
Identify vibration problems and use them for preventiveengineering control
Control excessive line voltage and avoid intermittent shutdowns
Learn the number systems and codes used in PLC addressing
Eliminate the confusion of ladder logic programming
Master all types of timers and counters used in real-lifeapplications
Avoid ladder scan evaluation problems
Implement a safe circuit with hardware and software interlocking
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