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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783895782596
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/18/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.39 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Starting from the mid of the sixties, ARNOLD ZANKL has been playing a part in the story of automation. As a member and head of various staff units, he has been directly or indirectly involved in many decisions having a formative influence on the technical development of automation systems.
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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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