ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Announces Publication of Programmable Controllers Resource
Research Triangle Park, NC (7 March 2007) - ISA recently announced the publication of "Programmable Controllers, 4th Edition" by Thomas A. Hughes.
This newly revised edition of Programmable Controllers discusses all phases of programmable controller applications from systems design and programming to installation, maintenance, and startup.
Used as a resource by thousands of technicians and engineers, the applications-based book provides a clear and concise presentation of the fundamental principles of programmable controllers for process and machine control. Additional topics addressed include binary logic fundamentals, electrical and electronic principles, input and output systems, memory and addressing, programming languages, and data communication.
The fourth edition of the book provides increased coverage of all five standard PLC programming languages - Ladder Diagram, Function Block Diagram, Sequential Function Chart, Instruction List, and Structured Text - and the addition of numerous programming applications and examples clearly explain each programming language. All of the chapters in the book have been supplemented with new or improved example problems and exercises, making it ideal for self-study.
For more information on this resource, or any of the resources that ISA offers, visit www.isa.org/books.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).