Good morning Locals!
Late last week I decided to start reviewing books on Amazon on PLCs.
Why? Well, even though I've been at this since 1990, I'm very aware of the fact that I will never know everything, and that there will always be more to learn :-)
And I figured seven years after my initial kickstarter to create my first course, PLC Basics, it was time to broaden my horizons and see how PLC Book authors are teaching the masses about programmable controllers.
The first set of books I'm going to review are books free with Kindle Unlimited, since I already had an subscription as I'm a huge consumer of Space Opera and litRPG ebooks.
If all goes as planned, I'll have my first review up today on "Introduction to Programmable Logix Controllers and Ladder Logic" by Nule & Vishwakarma (link https://amzn.to/3fkb2hX)
In short, for $3 (or free with Kindle Unlimited) it does a good job of providing a no-nonsense introduction to PLCs, but has two flaws:
Needs an editorial pass for typos and awkward sentences -my guess is English in not the author's native tongue.
It really doesn't cover the market leader in the USA: Allen-Bradley, and makes some poor assumptions like times and counters have accumulates that are limited to 32767. Only true, if you're using old SLC-500s/PLC-5s/MicroLogixs from the 80's and 90's :-)
That said, I hope you all have a great week and thanks to our supporters for their continued support!
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I meet with Dennis Wylie and Justin Wengatz of Rockwell Automation to find out, today on #TheAutomationPodcast!
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Like our previous article, we will use the same project file for this article. First, open your project and right-click on Alarm and Event Server as shown in the below window...
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