Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Programmable Logic Controller

Edited by Luiz Affonso Guedes

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Despite the great technological advancement experienced in recent years, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are still used in many applications from the real world and still play a central role in infrastructure of industrial automation.  PLC operate in the factory-floor level and are responsible typically for implementing logical control, regulatory control strategies, such as PID and fuzzy-based algorithms, and safety logics. Usually PLC are interconnected with the supervision level through communication network, such as Ethernet networks, in order to work in an integrated form. In this context, this book was written by professionals that work and research in automation area and it has two major objectives. The first objective is present some advances in methodologies and techniques for development of industrial programs based on PLC.  The second objective is present some PLC-based real applications from various areas such as manufacturing system, robotics, power system, communication system, and education.

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Programmable Logic ControllerEdited by Luiz Affonso Guedes

Published: January 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/131

ISBN: 978-953-7619-63-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6408-1

Copyright year: 2010

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38265 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Object-Oriented Modeling, Simulation and Automatic Generation of PLC Ladder Logic

By Kwan Hee Han


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2. Practice of Industrial Control Logic Programming using Library Components

By Oscar Ljungkrantz, Knut Åkesson and Martin Fabian


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3. Control and Plant Modeling for Manufacturing Systems using Basic Statecharts

By Raimundo Moura and Luiz Affonso Guedes


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4. The Java Based Programmable Logic Controller. New Techniques in Control and Supervision of a Flexible Manufacturing Cell.

By Ramón Piedrafita and José Luis Villarroel


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5. Holonic Robot Control for Job Shop Assembly by Dynamic Simulation

By Theodor Borangiu, Silviu Raileanu, Andrei Rosu and Mihai Parlea


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6. Centralized/Decentralized Fault Diagnosis of Event-Driven Systems Based on Probabilistic Inference

By Shinkichi Inagaki and Tatsuya Suzuki


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7. New Applications Using PLCs in Access Networks

By Lamartine V. de Souza, João C. W. A. Costa and Carlos R. L. Francês


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8. Development of Customized Distribution Automation System (DAS) for Secure Fault Isolation in Low Voltage Distribution System

By M. M. Ahmed, W.L. Soo, M. A. M. Hanafiah and M. R. A. Ghani


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9. Computer Emulations to Support Training in Automation

By Manuel E. Macías and Ernesto D. Guridi


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10. PLC based Structure for Management and Control of Distributed Energy Production Units

By Joao M. G. Figueiredo


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