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New Training Materials Introducing PLCs To Technicians

Homewood, IL - American Technical Publishers, Inc. announces new
training materials designed to introduce PLCs to technicians
working in residential, commercial, and industrial operations.
"Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers" provides a solid
foundation of PLC theory, applications, operation, installation,
programming, and troubleshooting. The new "Introduction to
Programmable Logic Controllers" book includes a CD-ROM, and
combined with the available activities-based applications manual
and component set provides an effective and complete PLC training

The book provides practical information on PLCs, including large,
detailed figures that correspond to text. Safety during
installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of PLCs is
emphasized throughout the book. Programming instruction allows
learners to understand the information displayed on PLC screens
and PC monitors during programming.

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers features
installation, programming, and troubleshooting procedures with
detailed, sequenced steps; emphasizes personal protective equipment
as specified by NFPA 70E; depicts common PLC applications with
wiring diagrams; and reinforces programming skills and knowledge
with video tutorials that detail procedures.

"Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Applications Manual"
contains 48 hands-on activities, including a number of interactive
animations to aid the learner in completing the activities. Two
component set options are available for completing the activities.
The Industrial Component Set is designed for programs wishing to
use actual industrial equipment. Components included are
manufactured by Allen-Bradley and provide a hands-on "real-world"
learning experience. The Instructional Component Set uses
components that simulate those in the Industrial Component Set and
is designed for budget-conscious labs or individuals. Both component
sets use 24 V circuitry to ensure a safe learning environment.

For more information, please contact American Technical Publishers,
Inc., 1155 West 175th Street, Homewood, IL 60430,
800-323-3471, 708-957-1100, fax: 708-957-1101, e-mail:, web site:

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