Programming the Programmable Controller

  • Erich Sulzer
  • Engineering Staff, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
Part of the Chapman and Hall Advanced Industrial Technology Series book series (AITS)


In connection with manufacturing automation, software may be defined as the informal conversion of a technical problem into a sequence of instructions (program) that are understood by the programmable controller. Software preparation involves the analysis of problems and the generation of the program by the user. A relatively recent addition to the definition of software is the inclusion of program documentation.


Function Block Ladder Diagram Machine Code Programmable Controller Technical Language 
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© Chapman and Hall 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich Sulzer
    • 1
  • Engineering Staff, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    • 2
  1. 1.Programmable Controls DivisionSiemens Energy & Automation, Inc.PeabodyUSA
  2. 2.ErlangenWest Germany

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