The best way to learn about programmable controllers is to take a hands-on approach to writing control programs. This book walks readers through many examples and programs, covering the basics as well as the complexities of sequential and automatic control and the latest changes in programmable controller technology. Upon completion, readers will be able to write complex programs using state diagramming, zone control, subroutines, and sequential function charts. The text has many features that help reinforce learning, including: A historical overview. Chapter outlines and objectives designed to point out important issues. Numerous examples, photos, tables, and illustrations. Exercises designed to test retention of key topics. Appendices on Relay Logic, ControlLogix Status, and SLC 500 Series Status. Answers to odd-numbered problems. Instructors using the text for a course may want to obtain the Instructor's Manual (ISBN: 0-13-092393-1).Filer, Robert is the author of 'Programmable Controllers Using Allen-Bradley Slc 500 and Controllogix' with ISBN 9780130256034 and ISBN 013025603X.