|Authors:||Ward Beecher Henry|
The implementation of a control program requires complex organizational and analytical skills, which change depending on the application. Because they are so varied, we cannot explain how to solve every specific control task. Nevertheless, we can provide you with techniques and guidelines for completing this problem-solving process. In this handbook, we will introduce a strategy for implementing a control program, which includes program organization, system configuration, and I/O programming. These strategies also apply to PLCs with the IEC 1131-3 programming standard. Additionally, we will present both simple and complex PLC programming examples. After you finish, you will be ready to learn how to document the PLC system—the last step in implementing the control program.