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PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) Networks

Learning objectives

  • Discuss LAN architecture as it applies to industrial networks
  • Compare the structures of star, common bus, and ring topology, and identify advantages and disadvantages of each configuration
  • Discuss how error detection is accomplished in the various network topologies
  • Describe common methods of network access used in PLC systems
  • Describe different types of transfer medium and identify their pros and cons
  • Define throughput and describe its impact on system response

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will have a basic understanding of LAN architecture and topology, communication network access, and transmission media.

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