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IEC 61131–3: Programming Industrial Automation Systems

Concepts and Programming Languages, Requirements for Programming Systems, Aids to Decision-Making Tools

Authors: John, Karl-Heinz, Tiegelkamp, Michael

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  • Practitioner-oriented but formally correct professional book written by computer experts for industrial engineers
  • Describes the standard IEC 1131-3 for programming systems, which made PLC the most powerful technology in contemporary production automation
  • The CD-ROM contains demo versions of widely used programming systems and a buyer's guide
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The programming of industrial controllers has developed into a fully-fledged engineering discipline in its own right over the last few years. It soon became apparent that the concepts and languages used in office automation were not equal to the task. "Rugged software" and fast adaptability are just two examples of the additional demands made by industrial automation technology. To standardise a variety of modern concepts and languages for the benefit of users, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) developed a standard for using industrial controllers. Based on experience with cxisting PLC languages, five programming languages were defined, together with a data concept using modern software development methods. This book introduces these new programming concepts, assesses the value of the standard in the industrial context, and provides achecklist to enable users to appraise the functionality of a programming system. It also includes two free programming packages on CD-ROM, inviting the reader to try out IEC 61131 programming. The IEC 61131 programming systems OpenPCS and STEP 7 are supplied by infoteam Software GmbH (www.infoteam.de) and SIEMENS AG ( www.siemens.de ). This book is the product of more than 15 years of experience in the development of PLC programming systems, especially a number of IEC systems. The purpose of writing it was not only to present the user with the formal language structure, but also to explain the concepts and methods underlying the different languages.

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book provides a comprehensive introduction to IEC61131-3, the new International Electrotechnical Commission standard governing the concepts and programming languages for industrial control systems. … Through its coverage of the subject, this superb reference text will be invaluable to PLC experts and students alike." (Assembly Automation, Vol. 22 (1), 2002)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
IEC 61131–3: Programming Industrial Automation Systems
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Programming Languages, Requirements for Programming Systems, Aids to Decision-Making Tools
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-07847-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-07847-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 376
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations
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