Advanced PLC Programming Books
I’ve finished searching for books on advanced Programmable Logic Controller programming.Â Mainstream programming languages such as C, C++, Java, and C# have a plethora of advanced books.Â However, I didn’t find much on advanced ladder logic.
The book that seems the closest to what I’m looking for is Cascading Logic: A Machine Control Methodology for Programmable Logic Controllers by Gary Kirchof.Â I will be able to judge for myself soon, since a reasonably price copy is on its way to me.Â (And hopefully I’ll have time to write a review soon.)
The second PLC book that impressed me is Programmable Logic Controllers: An Emphasis on Design and Application by Kelvin Erickson.Â It’s meant as a college textbook, but it is pretty comprehensive (>1500 pages) and does have a heavy emphasis on real world techniques.Â I couldn’t find it at a reasonable price, so I won’t be reviewing it.
I am surprised by how many PLC programming books are meant as textbooks; I’d say at least half are.Â Also, I don’t think any book covers advanced Structured Text, although a book might devote a chapter to it.