The Basic Discrete, Sequencing and Manufacturing Control Library
As industry needs and technologies merge, the resources found in the Basic Discrete, Sequencing and Manufacturing Control Library will help you understand this ever-changing arena and provide valuable insight into the function and application of discrete input and output devices, discrete and sequencing control.
Fundamentals of Industrial Control, 2nd Edition D. A. Coggan
This new enlarged and updated edition of a best-selling classic provides a unique balance between control system theory and effective application, covering every major control system element, from sensors to final control elements, in the context of overall control strategies and system design. Contributing subject experts give time-tested, practical advice on the application of each system element. This edition provides updates on a range of topics including Internet communications, industrial communications network hardware and software, open systems, wireless networks, enterprise computing, and computer and control system security. Other sections introduce the new generation of distributed controls and digital automation systems, and present migration strategies for expanding and upgrading existing systems. Practical issues such as the use of standards and sound documentation for project management are emphasized throughout. As a bonus, the book comes with the full text and graphics on a CDROM so that you can have access from your bookshelf or from your PC for ultimate convenience.
Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide David Polka
Drawing on over 20 years of experience as an instructor and developer of technical support and training materials for major drives manufacturers, the author of this practical reference introduces engineering concepts of motors and drives in a way that can be easily understood by both engineers unfamiliar with the technology and technicians who are technically literate but not accustomed to complex theory and mathematics. It features simple explanations, summaries, review questions, glossaries, and reference tables for formulas and conversions. The text begins with an explanation of the principles of DC and variable frequency AC drive technology. It provides an overview of drive components and types of drives, with special emphasis given to common motion control applications for each. The text goes on to cover DC and AC motor and drive operation, step motors, AC vector motors, brushless servo motors, linear stepper and linear servo motors, drive innovations such as vector drives, PWM stepper and servo drives. Feedback devices such as tachometers, resolvers, and encoders are also addressed as they relate to speed and torque control. Later chapters cover drive systems control methods and the maintenance and troubleshooting of drive systems.
Bottom-Line Automation, 2nd Edition Peter G. Martin
This newly revised edition helps today’s manufacturing companies face the challenges of a global marketplace where every part of the operation must become more efficient to enhance the bottom line. Based on the results and conclusions of an applied research project of process manufacturing operations directed by the author, Bottom-Line Automation presents an overview of more than 30 years of industry trends, pointing out the strengths and pitfalls of each. The book also explains how manufacturers selected automation technology suppliers for state-of-the-art technological features in their systems rather than for the improvements the technology could offer the manufacturing operation. New topics in the book discuss the economic optimization of industrial assets. Key findings include the fact that returns on automation investments were rarely, if ever, calculated. In fact, accounting systems were not even capable of measuring the performance offered by process automation systems. The author explains a strategy for measuring and improving automation system performance for the ultimate goal—the bottom line, and provides case studies of how such a strategy was implemented in three process manufacturing organizations.
A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition Vernon L. Trevathan
A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition, has been updated and additional topics added covering custom software, control equipment structure, and continuous emissions monitoring systems to better provide the reader with comprehensive information about all major topics in the broad field of automation. Edited by Vernon L. Trevathan with contributions from over thirty-five leading experts from all aspects of automation, this book defines the most important automation concepts and processes, while also describing the technical skills professionals require to implement them in today's industrial environment. Whether you are an engineer, manager, control systems integrator, student, or educator, you will turn to this book again and again as the ultimate source on what is encompassed by automation.
Out of the Barn Richard Morley
This easy-to-read compilation of a series of articles, authored by PLC inventor Dick Morley, originally appeared in MSI (formerly Manufacturing Systems magazine). The series ran from January 1992 through August 1997. In typical Dick Morley fashion, the book covers eight entertaining topical sections, including Floor Level Control Systems; Industrial Computing: The Camel Has the Tent; Software: Indispensable Exasperation; Managing Manufacturing: Multi-Tasking Personified; Enhancing Corporate Wealth; Global Reports; Evaluating Entrepreneurship; and We Have Met the Enemy: They Is Us!.
ISA has selected libraries of books to represent each of the seven domain areas: Basic Continuous; Basic Discrete; Advanced Control; Reliability, Safety and Electrical; Integration and Software; Deployment and Maintenance; and Work Structure. Each library includes works which complement each other in providing the reader these resources:
Fundamentals — a primer on the domain, but includes advanced concepts
Hands-On — a practical guide with lots of applications and examples
Management — covers everything from project management to cost justifications
Reference — a handy, fact-filled volume with quick answers to common problems
Diversion — a sometimes offbeat look at the industry, to keep it all in perspective