NEW WORKBOOK SIMPLIFIES PLCS

The PLC Workbook. Clements-Jewery and Jeffcoat. Prentice Hall. 195 pages. Softback. ISBN 0 13 489840 0. £19.95. This book is written for specialists who are involved in designing, specifying and maintaining machines which are controlled by PLCs. It is written from first principles and provides simple exercises to enable the reader to configure and design […]

The PLC Workbook. Clements-Jewery and Jeffcoat. Prentice Hall. 195 pages. Softback. ISBN 0 13 489840 0. £19.95.

This book is written for specialists who are involved in designing, specifying and maintaining machines which are controlled by PLCs.

It is written from first principles and provides simple exercises to enable the reader to configure and design logic circuits. Selection of a particular PLC for a particular application is also covered from the perspective of hardware availability and functions offered.

Support documentation together with methods for diagnosing faults and maintaining PLC systems is also covered. This section is particularly useful.

Finally, there is an insight into advanced programming techniques beyond ladder logic. This includes finite state programming, sequencers and Grafset.