Growing numbers of engineering graduates are finding employment in the control systems area with applications to manufacturing. To be properly prepared for such positions, it is desirable that the students be exposed to the topics of process control, discrete logic control and the fundamentals of manufacturing. Presently there is no existing textbook and/or reference that combine together process control, discrete logic control and the fundamentals of manufacturing. This is a book that fills that gap. This book integrates together the theory with a number of illustrative examples. Constructive procedures will be given for designing controllers and manufacturing lines, including methods for designing digital controllers, fuzzy logic controllers and adaptive controllers, and methods for the design of the flow of operations in a manufacturing line. One chapter will be devoted to equipment interfacing and computer communications, with the focus on fieldbuses, device drivers and computer networks. There are no existing control-oriented textbooks that bring this material into the picture, although interfacing and communications are becoming a bigger and bigger part of the overall control problem.
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Introduction to Industrial Controls and Manufacturing is an ideal book for individuals who wish to take advantage of the growing opportunities that exist in the controls field with applications to manufacturing. The book contains an introductory treatment of the essential topics including process control, discrete logic control, ladder logic diagrams, manufacturing systems, and production control. Although each of these topics can be found in existing texts, this book is the firstT to contain an integrated presentation of these topics with the emphasis on controls. The book also introduces advanced control techniques including model predictive control, adaptive control, and neural net control. There is a chapter on equipment interfacing and communications with a brief introduction of OPC, the GEM standard, fieldbuses, and Ethernet. The required background for reading the text is prior exposure to the concepts of signals and systems. This book is written at a level appropriate for junior or senior level engineering students in electrical, mechanical, chemical, and industrial engineering. The text is also an invaluable technical reference for professional engineers and scientists who wish to obtain some exposure to the fundamentals of industrial controls and manufacturing.
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Book Description Academic Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 244 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.55 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0123995671