Paperback: 628 pages
Publisher: Thomson/Delmar Learning; 3rd edition (December 16, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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I teach a basic course in programmable logic controllers. I have found this book to be a dream come true. While there are a lot of books out today dealing with PLCs most of them fall far short of this book. This is the first book that I have found that covers "Documenting Your System" which is a very important subject that has been ignored by other authors. I highly recommended this book.
As an introductory book to PLCs, this book is terrible. There are too many mistakes and typos. Since I don't have a lot of experience in this field, I wasted many hours trying to figure out why my instructions didn't work the way described in the book. People with PLC experience can probably figure out mistakes in the book, but newcomers will have a hard time following the instructions in this book. The sentence structure is also needlessly convoluted, as if the author is trying to sound smarter than he is. I feel sorry for the students who shelled out $180 for this book at their college bookstore.
This book really introduces you to fundamentals of PLC through the major PLC 's manufacturer products and furthermore the easiest way to learn how to programming them. If you are a student, sales, engineer, or technical individuals who now acquainting with the PLCs just you can buy `Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers' book and Gary Dunning going to tell you 'What the PLC is.' and how you can programming them. After you've read this book you are really become a "do it yourself" PLC Expert and able to planing and doing some different Programmable Logic Controls just you can get a PLC instruments.
Excellent for getting a good training on PLCs. First half is general PLCs and second half mostly SLC500. This is the main book, not the Lab Manual. You can order the lab manual that has the large words "Lab Manual" on the cover. Just to be sure I requested NOT getting the lab manual. I also keep this book at work for ref book.
I recommend this book to my students who are getting started in PLC programming. It is a good beginner's book but more advanced readers will be disappointed. The reason I did not give it five stars is because the book is a little too pricey for basically being a lab manual. With this book and the PLC drivers at [...] my students have had great success with interfacing to various PLCs also.
This book tells about PLC works and very clearly explain how can logic applied. this book is sure for beginner to start and it is also widely use for most of college.
most informable book for my electrical class this yearwhich help me with trouble shooting plc's and the safety when trouble shooting on live circuits
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