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PLC Training Software, Motor Control & Programmable Logic Controller Tutorials

   PLC Training Software  

PLC / Motor Control Books

(Note: Software is available in 1, 3, 5, 10 User and Site License packages email us for pricing)
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Constructor 15 Electrical Ladder Diagram, Schematic and PLC Software

New !!The Constructor 15 -

The Constructor program makes the creation, testing, trouble-shooting, teaching and printing of electrical ladder diagrams, schematics and one line diagrams fast and easy.

The Constructor is unique in it's ability to test an electrical circuit. Now the complete circuit can be tested from the three phase power components to the control circuit. See and Hear the circuit running. The built-in symbol libraries of over 600 symbols makes the creation of your diagrams fast and easy.  more

We also have optional libraries containing over 1800 Allen Bradley, Automation Direct, Cutler Hammer, GE Fanuc, Idec, Mitsubishi, Modicon, Omron, Siemens,  Telemecanique and Toshiba PLC I/O diagrams. - more

(Note: Software is available in 1, 3, 5, 10 User and Site License packages email us for pricing)

The Instructor Teaches Motor Control 101
(Single User)

The Instructor Teaches Motor Control 101

This interactive multimedia software uses pictures, sounds, animations and interactive circuits to teach you the basics of motor control. A Certificate of Completion may be printed on your printer if you achieve a passing score on the included test.

  • Basic Motor Control
  • Electrical Safety
  • Trouble-shooting
  • Print Reading
  • Interactive Diagrams (Eight electrical diagrams you can control and Virtually Run.)
  • Introduction to PLCs - more

e Frequency Drive Training Software
(Single User)

New !!The VFDTrainer -

Variable Frequency Drives are becoming the standard in industry for precise control of motors and rotating equipment. The VFDTrainer is a tutorial on the basic operation, installation, programming and trouble shooting of these units.
  • AC Motors
  • Uses of Variable Frequency Drives
  • Parts and Operation of a VFD
  • VFD Control
  • VFD Installation
  • VFD Start-up
  • Soft Starters - more

(Note: Software is available in 1, 3, 5, 10 User and Site License packages email us for pricing)

ViewTrainer - Human Machine Interface Trainer
(Single User)

The ViewTrainer This new HMI Training (RSView32) Software includes the following units of instruction...

  • RSLinx Communications
  • DDE Topics & Excel
  • Creating a new RSView Project
  • Graphic Displays & Animation
  • Alarms
  • Data Logs
  • Run Mode
  • Interactive Quiz - more

CLXTrainer - ControlLogix Trainer
(Single User)

  • Introduction to ControlLogix
  • Overview of RSLogix5000
  • ControlLogix Architecture
  • ControlLogix Memory
  • Project Organization
  • Data File Types
  • ControlLogix Bit Instructions
  • Timer Instructions
  • >> more

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TSTrainer - Hands-On Live Voltage Troubleshooting without the Risk
(Single User)


Hands-On Live Voltage Troubleshooting without the Risk

The TSTrainer is a multi-media computer-based training module design to instruct the user in proper control trouble shooting techniques.

Drill and practice is used to reinforce skills. The realistic control systems include both electro-mechanical motor control as well as PLC control.

A virtual meter is used to diagnose the faults within the systems. - more

The PLCTrainer
(Single User)

Bundle Includes:

The PLCTrainer
The LogixTrainer

+ The LogixPro Simulator FREE

The PLCTrainer Bundle -

Now  includes Analog instruction, an area that has been overlooked by most training materials.

Includes a Laboratory Manual full of proven practical applications that allow the student to work through and understanding of the PLC's Instruction Set.

The screens demonstrating the instructions have a look and feel of RSLogix, plus if you own a copy of RSLogix, you can open it from within The PLCTrainer! - more

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(Single User)

The PLC Technician Bundle

(Single User)

The Automation Specialist

(Single User)

The Technicians Dream

The MCTrainer
(Single User)
$129.00 $225.00
The MCTrainer includes a Laboratory Manual full of proven practical applications that allow the student to work through and understanding of relay logic. 

Additionally, a student management system is included in the package. 

 If you own a copy of The Constructor v. 2.8 or above, you may call The Constructor from within The MCTrainer.  

Bookmarking is also included making it easy for a student to return to the last lesson that they studied.  - more

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DeviceNet Tutor-Level 1
(Single User)

DeviceNet Tutor-Level 1

Multimedia tutorial on the newest controls technology.

The tutorial includes a Laboratory Manual for use by Tech Schools, Community Colleges, Company Training Departments, Apprenticeship Programs and individuals.

It also includes a calculator for determining the voltage drop of the network.  This is critical in the design and maintenance of an efficient DeviceNet. - more

   PLC & Motor Control Books  

PLC Training Software

Building Automation Control Devices and Applications

Building Automation Control Devices and Applications -

Building Automation Control Devices and Applications covers the operation, signals, and functions of the sensors, actuators, and other control equipment used in automated systems in commercial buildings. It is a solid foundation for a comprehensive training program in building automation.

The textbook is organized by building system, and each system is explained so that the function and application of each device is clear. This system-based foundation is then used to discuss the possibilities of interaction between multiple systems in automated buildings. - more

Building Automation: System Integration with Open Protocols
Book w/ CD-ROM
Building Automation: System Integration with Open Protocols -

Building Automation: System Integration with Open Protocols introduces concepts of automated electronic controls and network communication and then details the two primary protocols for wired networks: LonWorks® and BACnet®.

Each system is thoroughly described with information about installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

The capstone of this textbook is a series of examples that illustrate the design, installation, and configuration of each protocol in various scenarios.

The final chapter discusses the future of building automation, including trends in the industry, networking, protocols, and control strategies. - more

Electrical Systems for Facilities Maintenance Personnel New!Electrical Systems for Facilities Maintenance Personnel -

Electrical Systems for Facilities Maintenance Personnel provides a detailed overview of facility electrical equipment and systems as well as the testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting skills that facilities maintenance personnel need on a commercial job site.

Electrical Systems for Facilities Maintenance Personnel is a comprehensive preparation resource for those responsible for maintaining commercial building electrical systems and equipment.

Distribution System, Lighting System, HVAC System, and Motor Control circuit principles, testing, and troubleshooting concepts are presented through a hands-on approach.

** Instructor's Resource Guide Available - more

Electric Motor Control Electric Motor Control, 10E -

Updated with the latest technology, machines, and controls in the industry, ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, 10E delivers comprehensive coverage and practical insight for anyone who will install, monitor, and/or maintain motor controls.

Extremely reader friendly, the book begins by introducing the simplest of equipment and then helps you build on your knowledge as you learn step by step how to draw and interpret motor control schematic diagrams.

Subsequent units offer detailed coverage of motor control components and how they are connected to form complete control circuits. The text ends with troubleshooting techniques that provide you with eal-world practice. - more

Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated SystemsElectrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems -

This industry-leading text includes the latest motor control and integrated systems technology for instruction of advanced manufacturing skills.

The latest test tools, safety practices, and technology have been added to complement the advancing technology of motor starters, motor drives, PLCs, and control devices. - more

Electrical Motor Controls Resource GuideElectrical Motor Controls Instructor's Resource Guide

is a valuable instructional tool designed for training in group settings. The Instructor's Resource Guide includes an Instructor's Guide, Instructional Outlines, PowerPoint® Presentations, Interactive Illustrations, Flash Cards, Quick Quizzes®, Illustrated Glossary, Pretest, Posttest, Answer Keys, and Test Generator Software. - more

Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems Workbook

Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems Workbook -
The Workbook provides Worksheets for each major concept presented in the Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems text. For review, a Tech-Chek follows each chapter. - more

Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems Applications Manual

Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems Applications Manual -
This outstanding instructional tool includes hands-on application information that expands on content presented in Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems text. - more
Electric Motor Drive Installation and Troubleshooting Electric Motor Drive Installation and Troubleshooting, 3E -

Electric Motor Drive Installation and Troubleshooting is designed for technicians in the field responsible for installing, programming, troubleshooting, and retrofitting electric motor drives.

This industry-leading resource begins with electric motor principles, power requirements, and control methods and focuses on the safe operation, installation, startup, and troubleshooting of electric motor drives. This new edition provides comprehensive coverage of electric motor drive retrofit procedures and includes proven, real-world application scenarios.

Also included is the latest NFPA 70E® safety information. End-of-chapter review questions and activities provide a variety of assessment opportunities. - more

Electric Motors and Motor Controls Electric Motors and Motor Controls -

This book is designed for electrical professionals and students who need to understand motor controls from a practical perspective.

By first introducing basic controls, and then progressing to more complex controls for various motors and various applications, Electric Motors and Motor Controls, 2E provides a strong foundational knowledge of motor theory.

Coverage includes the latest information on modern controls, while still including older controls that are still in use.

The National Electrical Code® is cited throughout the book to acquaint readers with how to install and maintain motor systems effectively and safely. - more
Electrical Wiring Industrial Electrical Wiring Industrial - 15E -

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 15E is the complete, step-by-step guide to wiring industrial buildings according to the current 2014 National Electrical Code®.

For anyone learning industrial wiring, EWI is an ideal on-the-job reference for apprentice and journeyman electricians, and anyone working in the electrical field.

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL,15E presents concise, straightforward information in a practical, task-oriented style. Chapter topics explore all fundamentals, from installing new electrical service and changeovers from old systems to project planning and maintenance procedures.

A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, - more

Electrical Wiring Industrial
$49.95 $148.95

Electrical Wiring Industrial - 13E -

Updated to reference the 2008 National Electrical Code, this edition of Electrical Wiring Industrial guides readers step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building, making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry.

With a practical, straightforward approach, the book begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service, power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures.

Specific references to the 2008 National Electrical Code throughout the book shows readers how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures.

A complete set of industrial building plans is also included

Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls and Maintenance
$105.95 $94.95

Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls and Maintenance -

Obtain quick and easy access to information on DC and AC motors, various types of manual, magnetic, and electronic controls, and the installation and maintenance functions of each.

Updated to the 2008 National Electrical Code® and featuring safety references to the most current OSHA Safe Work policies, Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls, and Maintenance, 9th Edition provides practical, hands-on information to get the electrical system operating as well as the theory of “why” the system works to aid in troubleshooting.

The Ninth Edition features material on Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and newer controls for servo and small motors. Current practices and equipment have also been added to the Maintenance section to better enable readers to troubleshoot motors and control problems. - more

Electronic Variable Speed Drives Electronic Variable Speed Drives -

This one-of-a-kind book gets its distinction from a total commitment to electronic variable speed drives and provides the essential information maintenance technicians need to understand DC and inverter drive technology.

Logically structured, Electronic Variable Speed Drives, 3E begins with fundamental drive circuits and builds to an understanding of more complex drive circuits for improved learning.

Troubleshooting and maintenance are emphasized throughout, and abundant waveform schematics help guide the reader's understanding of the theory of operation of the different types of drives and their circuitry. - more

Industrial Electricity, 9E Industrial Electricity, 9E -

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY, 9E is the ideal book to help electrical students, as well as maintenance technicians, master the fundamentals of electrical theory as they pertain to the field of industrial electricity.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY, Ninth Edition, presents the essentials of electrical theory in a clear, current, logical manner to help you master both fundamental concepts and more advanced subjects relevant to the field of industrial electricity.

Coverage begins with foundational topics like electrical symbols and drawings, current, voltage, resistance, and power, while subsequent chapters introduce Ohm’s Law; series, parallel, and combination circuits; and resistive and reactive circuits.

The text also includes thorough discussion of advanced subjects such as rotating machinery, motor controls, transformers, electronic drives, and PLCs, as well as practical information on key real-world applications of electrical theory, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. - more

Industrial Electricity and Motor Controls, 2E Industrial Electricity and Motor Controls, 2E -

The most complete, up-to-date guide to industrial electricity

This practical resource offers comprehensive coverage of the entire electrical field and its equipment, including troubleshooting and repair. You'll learn how to read and interpret schematics and drawings and safely work with all electrical components and systems on the jobsite.

The Second Edition features a new chapter on robotics, a new 16-page color insert, and information on the latest codes, regulations, and devices.

Filled with more than 650 photos and diagrams, study questions, review problems, and detailed answers, this career-building tool helps you enhance your electrical and electronics expertise and apply it effectively in the workplace. - more

Industrial Motor Control, 7E Industrial Motor Control, 7E -

INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROL 7E is an integral part of any electrician training.

Comprehensive and up to date, this book provides crucial information on basic relay control systems, programmable logic controllers, and solid state devices commonly found in an industrial setting.

Written by a highly qualified and respected author, you will find easy-to-follow instructions and essential information on controlling industrial motors and commonly used devices in contemporary industry.

INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROL 7E successfully bridges the gap between industrial maintenance and instrumentation, giving you a fundamental understanding of the operation of variable frequency drives, solid state relays, and other applications that employ electronic devices. - more

Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers -

Updated to reflect recent industry developments, this edition features practical information on Rockwell Automation's SLC 500 family of PLCs and includes a no-nonsense introduction to RSLogix software and the new ControlLogix PLC.

To assist readers in understanding key concepts, the art program has been modernized to include improved illustrations, current manufacturer-specific photos, and actual RSLogix software screens to visibly illustrate essential principles of PLC operation.

New material has been added on ControlNet and DeviceNet, and a new chapter on program flow instructions includes updated references to the SLC 500, MicroLogix, and the PLC 5. - more

Motor and Drive Troubleshooting: Basic Testing to Advanced Diagnostics
Motor and Drive Troubleshooting: Basic Testing to Advanced Diagnostics

Motor and Drive Troubleshooting: Basic Testing to Advanced Diagnostics is a new textbook that provides an overview of the latest information on the safe, efficient, and practical use of portable oscilloscopes (scope meters).

This new book has five chapters that include the fundamental principles, basic procedures, common applications, and inspection methodologies of handheld portable oscilloscopes as compared to other test instruments such as clamp-on ammeters and digital multimeters (DMMs).

Detailed commercial and industrial illustrations, applications, and procedures supplement the material. - more

Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers

Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers -

Program PIC microcontrollers to drive small motors

Get your motors running in no time using this easy-to-follow guide.

Detailed circuit diagrams and hands-on tutorials show you, step by step, how to program PIC microcontrollers to power a wide variety of small motors.

You'll learn how to configure all the hardware and software components and test, troubleshoot, and debug your work.

Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers is filled with more than 2,000 lines of PicBasic Pro code you can use right away. - more

New!Programmable Logic Controllers Principles and Applications -

Programmable Logic Controllers: Principles and Applications covers the fundamentals of installing, programming, and troubleshooting PLC-embedded systems used in industrial control applications.

This text/workbook provides a foundation for PLC troubleshooting using software and test instruments while adhering to electrical safety. It also covers the use of discrete and analog input and output device installation, programming, and operation. - more

Programmable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control Programmable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control -

A Complete, Hands-on Guide to Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control offers a thorough introduction to PLC programming with focus on real-world industrial process automation applications.

The Siemens S7-1200 PLC hardware configuration and the TIA Portal are used throughout the book. A small, inexpensive training setup illustrates all programming concepts and automation projects presented in the text.

Each chapter contains a set of homework questions and concise laboratory design, programming, debugging, or maintenance projects. This practical resource concludes with comprehensive capstone design projects so you can immediately apply your new skills. - more

Programmable Logic Controllers with ControlLogix Programmable Logic Controllers with ControlLogix -

Programmable Logic Controllers with ControlLogix strength is its breadth and depth of coverage, taking the reader from an overview of the Programmable Logic Controllers through ladder logic, structured text, sequential function chart, and function block programming.

Students learn more and more easily because of the practical coverage, numerous examples and extensive exercises.

DVD included that has videos that show click by click explanations of setup of RSLinx, project development, configuration, instructions and much more. Students can watch click-by-click examples of all the common tasks in ControlLogix, from setting up RSLinx, starting a new project configuration, and programming, as well as numerous programming examples. - more

Solid State Devices and Systems, 4E Solid State Devices and Systems, 4E -

Solid State Devices and Systems, 4th Edition, presents a comprehensive overview of solid state devices and circuitry.

This new edition is designed for electricians, students, and technicians who have a basic understanding of electricity. Component and circuit construction, operation, installation, and troubleshooting are emphasized and supported by detailed illustrations.

New and expanded topics include test instruments, printed circuit board construction, soldering and desoldering, power sources and renewable energy, photonics, digital electronics, and solid state technology in programmable controllers.

Textbook, Study Guide and Instructor's Resource Guide Available.  -  more

Technician's Guide To Programmable Controllers Technician's Guide To Programmable Controllers, 6E -

Practical and up-to-date, TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE TO PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS, 6th Edition provides you with the most comprehensive introduction to PLCs available on the market today.

Each topic is discussed in a way that is easy to understand and apply, ensuring that you are prepared for class as well as for your future career. Theory, hardware, instructions, programming, installation, startup, and troubleshooting are discussed in detail.

Supplementary programming examples utilizing the PLC instructions in the book impart a better understanding of the various instructions and how they can be combined to create simple yet effective control logic solutions for today's world. - more

UGLY's Electric Motors and Controls 2017
$18.95 $24.95

New!UGLY's Electric Motors and Controls 2017 -

Work safely and efficiently on motors and controls when you have the new Ugly’s in your toolbox!

Updated to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Ugly’s Electric Motors and Controls 2017 is a quick, on-the-job reference specifically designed to provide the most commonly required information on the design, installation, application, and maintenance of motors and controls in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access format.

An ideal tool for electrician’s, contractors, designers, engineers, instructors and students, this essential pocket guide uses diagrams, calculations, and quick explanations to ensure jobs are completed safely and correctly and in accordance to industry standards. - more

Understanding Motor Controls New!Understanding Motor Controls, 4E -

Designed for students with no previous experience in motor controls,

Herman's UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, 4E introduces basic principles and guides readers from learning about common motor control components to understanding how to use components in motor control circuits.

Numerous up-to-date illustrations depict troubleshooting circuits while thorough explanations detail basic types of meters and test equipment to troubleshoot control circuits.

An updated chapter on installing motors corresponds with the National Electrical Code and clearly illustrates how to select overload heater sizes. Using actual motor control components, hands-on laboratory experiments enable students to practice the concepts they've learned. - more

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