Hardcover: 414 pages
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox; 3 edition (August 6, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches
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the book is ok. If you need it for a class though and need the logix pro program, mine came with a cd with the full license on it. No trial cd, the full one. The book is ok teaching about plc's. If it's not required for a class though, get a different one.
This book is great is you know absolutely nothing about PLCs or programming them. It's often used in high school CTE classes or in vocational programs at community colleges. The LogixPro CD that comes with it is nice, because it's almost impossible to get access to actual industrial vendors' proprietary software, and the PogixPro emulates Allen Bradley's RMS Logix software to some extent. However, even if you're working on your own outside of a class, you will pretty quickly outgrow this basic entry level book. And the LogixPro software is also available directly from the company that supplies it for only $45 as well.So I highly recommend it as your first toe to dip in the water of PLCs, but don't think that what's in this book is everything. The most basic stuff is covered well, and that's usually really beginner stuff that's assumed that you know in most other books. But you will definitely need further study in other books to make yourself employable as a PLC tech. And if you alreday know a little somethin' about PLCs, you probably already know everything in this book.
Very good book.Although it says it often uses Allen-Bradley SLC500 series,this is actually a general textbook that doesn't really depend on any specific PLC product.This book is similar to Petruzella's book.Both books are excellent.I don't really have strong preference on any of those two.Both books have clear explanations, many figures, and many programming examples.I like Rabiee more, because the physical size of book is smaller.
There is a fair amount of useful information in this book for beginners but there are several typos in the book as well. Most all of the ladder logic and relay logic diagrams are drawn wrong and will not work in typical PLCs. Also there are many chapter review questions that are not covered in the chapter which is being reviewed. I would recommend the author hire a technical editor and proof reader prior to publishing another edition of this book. This book is definitely not worth its price.
This book is good for one who wants to know what is PLC, how it works and how to design / program it.PLC's specialties are you do not need to design hardware( circuit board ) and program it in assembly or Cwhen you use it for most engineering control projects. What you need to do is to understand its graphical( ladder ) design language which is much easier to learn and use. Thus, you can save a lot of time in hardware/software development and only chose a suitable PLC device according to your control requirements and programit to do what you want it to do.I like this book because I feel it is good for beginner, even designer. But I also think the book can be evenbetter if it can be written in little more detailed each time when a new concept / functionality is introduced.The attached CD is helpful for reader to fully understand the book and build skill for real, complex designs.
I know I am going out on a limb here, but, since I didn't have the money for the class, I thought I would take a chance on the text book and the lab manual. I am glad I did. Max does a great job of keeping his explanations simple and easy to understand the principle he is trying to explain. Great book. I am now saving to take the class.
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