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Introduction to industrial controls and manufacturing
Kamen, Edward W.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Academic Press, [1999]

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x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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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.

Covers both analog and digital control using P/PI/PID controllers and discrete logic control using ladder logic diagrams and programmable logic controllers Contains a brief introduction to model predictive control, adaptive control, and neural net control Covers control from the device/process level up to and including the production system level Contains an introduction to manufacturing systems with the emphasis on performance measures, flow-line analysis, and line balancing Contains a chapter on equipment interfacing with a brief introduction on OLE for process control (OPC), the GEM standard, fieldbuses, and Ethernet Material is based on a course with a lab project developed and taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology Coverage is at the introductory level with a minimal amount of background required to read the text

Author Notes

Dr. Edward W. Kamen is a Professor in The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of several teaching and research awards. Professor Kamen has published over 80 research papers in the field of systems and control. He is the author of Introduction to Signals and Systems, 2nd edition and he is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems.

Table of Contents

Manufacturing Fundamentals
Introduction to Control
Example of a Process Control Problem
Continuous-Variable Control
The Laplace Transform
Return to Level Control
Effect of Output Flow
Modeling of Continuous-Variable Processes
Transfer Function Representation
System Modeling Based on the Step Response
Input Delay
Control of Continuous-Variable Processes
Closed-Loop Configuration
Tracking a Step Reference
PI Controller
PID Controller
Effect of a Disturbance
Processes with Input Delay
Digital Control
Design of Digital Controllers
An Alternate Design Approach
Model Predictive, Adaptive, and Neural Net Controllers
Model Predictive Controllers
Adaptive Control
Neural Net Controllers
Discrete Logic Control
State Diagram Representation
Boolean Logic Equations
Generation of Boolean Logic Equations
Ladder Logic Diagrams and PLC Implementation
Electrical Ladder Logic Diagrams
Software Ladder Logic Diagrams
PLC Implementation
Bottle-filling Operation
Manufacturing Systems
Performance Measures
Flow-Line Analysis
Flow-Line Analysis with Machine Breakdowns
Line Balancing
Production Control
Production Control Schemes
Pull Systems
A Push and Pull System
Equipment Interfacing and Communications
Equipment Interfacing
Web-Based Studies
Appendix A Further Reading
Appendix B Laboratory Project
Process Demonstrator
Project Description.

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