Milestones in Automation: From the Transistor to the Digital Factory / Edition 1

Milestones in Automation: From the Transistor to the Digital Factory / Edition 1

by Arnold Zankl
     
 

ISBN-10: 3895782599

ISBN-13: 9783895782596

Pub. Date: 07/18/2006

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

This story of the concept of Totally Integrated Automation extends from the beginning of Simatic, the world's most successful programmable controller family, to modern-day technology, with the documentation backed by specific solution examples and a brief look into the future.
Easy to read and creatively designed, the book offers technicians, engineers and managers…  See more details below

Overview

This story of the concept of Totally Integrated Automation extends from the beginning of Simatic, the world's most successful programmable controller family, to modern-day technology, with the documentation backed by specific solution examples and a brief look into the future.
Easy to read and creatively designed, the book offers technicians, engineers and managers a profound look into the development history and possibilities for the use of a technology that has left its mark like no other on industrial processes and a huge range of technical systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783895782596
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/18/2006
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1958-2005 - From the Transistor to Totally Integrated Automation.

The Road to the PLC. 1958-1979.

1958 - Transistor changes the world of control engineering.

1964 - Control and switching systems are implemented in silicon.

1971 - ICs expand the range of industry-standard applications.

1973 - The origins of the programmable controller.

The S5 Era. 1980-1990.

1980 - The breakthrough of programmable controllers.

1984 - Siemens enforces the products business.

The context - Alternatives to the PLC.

Integration. 1996-2002.

1996 - From the PLC to totally Integrated Automation.

2000 - Integrated drive systems and Component Based Automation.

2002 - Totally Integrated Automation bridges the gap to the IT world.

New Horizons. 2004 and beyond.

2004 - Totally Integrated Automation in successful competition.

The future - Automation engineering faces new challenges.

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