Controllers: All you needed to know about PLCs, but didn’t know who to ask

10/26/2006


Primarily intended as a textbook for community college courses, the fourth edition of William Bolton's Programmable Logic Controllers is a complete, highly readable introduction to PLCs that reaches sufficient depth to make it a useful reference for practicing engineers. If you are new to PLCs, or just need some brushing up, this book is an excellent self-study text. If you veteran PLC guru, it belongs on your reference shelf.

Bolton has kept jargon to a minimum, considered all the programming methods in the standard IEC 61131-3 software, and presented the subject in a way that is not device specific.

In this fourth edition, Bolton incorporated increased coverage of industrial systems as well as giving more consideration to IEC 61131-3 and all the programming methods in the standard. The new edition brings the book up to date with the current developments in PLCs, describing new and important applications such as PLC use in communications (Ethernet), and safety. He also increased coverage of commonly used PLCs, helpful for professionals wishing to update their knowledge.

Bolton, formerly Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, U.K. is an author of college texts in engineering and other technical subjects. As well as being a lecturer for many years, he has worked in industry, been head of research, development and monitoring at the British Training and Education Council and acted as a consultant for UNESCO and the Further Education Unit (FEU).

Programmable Logic Controllers
Fourth Edition
Author: William Bolton
ISBN: 0-7506-8112-8
Paperback
333 Line Illustrations
3 Halftones images
304 Pages
Publication Date: 30 August 2006
Price: $34.95
Publisher: , a sister company to Control Engineering

C.G. Masi , Control Engineering senior editor





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