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