Industrial Automation: Hands On

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A practical guide to industrial automation concepts, terminology, and applications

Industrial Automation: Hands-On is a single source of essential information for those involved in the design and use of automated machinery. The book emphasizes control systems and offers full coverage of other relevant topics, including machine building, mechanical engineering and devices, manufacturing business systems, and job functions in an industrial environment. Detailed charts and tables serve as handy design aids. This is an invaluable reference for novices and seasoned automation professionals alike.

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* Automation and manufacturing * Key concepts used in automation, controls, machinery design, and documentation * Components and hardware * Machine systems * Process systems and automated machinery * Software * Occupations and trades * Industrial and factory business systems, including Lean manufacturing * Machine and system design * Applications

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Frank Lamb has nearly 30 years of experience in the electrical and electronics industry and 20 years of experience in controls and automation. In 1996, he started Automation Consulting Services, Inc., an automation and systems integration company in Knoxville, Tennessee, concentrating on controls and panel building. In 2002, Automation Consulting Services began building smaller machines onsite and working with companies to install production lines. Mr. Lamb developed a multipurpose assembly and mistake-proofing machine known as the "SmartBench." His company now focuses on automation and Lean/Six-Sigma-oriented training and consulting.

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