For courses in Industrial Electronics, Power Electronic Devices or Power Electronics, Instrumentation and Controls, Process Controls, Programmable Controllers, AC and DC Motors and Transformers (AC-DC Machines), Motor Controls, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Servo and Stepper Systems, and Robotics and Robotic Interfacing. Based on the authors extensive experience teaching technicians directly on the factory floor in major industries, this text provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of all of the electronic technology found in modern industrial systems, thus preparing students to install, troubleshoot and repair the industrial circuits they will actually encounter on the job. Unlike typical texts on Industrial Electronics - which do not go into the depth required to troubleshoot complex automation systems - this text takes those very complex automation systems and breaks down the individual electronic circuits and components that are found in each of them, enabling students to see how many of these circuits and components are used over and over in a large variety of circuits. - NEW - Additional information about PID loop control - In Ch. 9 (Process Control) and Ch.
3 (PLCs), explains how the Allen-Bradley PLC5 and SLC500 control PID loops. - NEW - Additional and expanded information on PLCs - Explains how PLCs are used to control industrial data, provides sufficient information and examples to allow this chapter to be used for a stand alone course on PLCs. - NEW - New material on PID control for the Process control systems - And how PLCs control PID loops, including a PID loop simulation program that can run on a PLC without any hardware modules, students will learn about PID control which is the fastest growing type of automation control used in industry today. Students entering the job market today as technicians will be expected to understand PID control. - NEW - Data acquisition for PLCs, students will learn how PLCs are used to gather the process data from automated systems used in industry today. Students will also learn how this data is acquired and moved by PLCs over industrial networks. - NEW - Internet Keyword search strategies, lists Key words that can be used in internet searches to help students find websites concerning the latest information about the technology in the text.
- Comprehensive coverage of all of the industrial electronic circuits and components found in modern industries, familiarizes students with every circuit and system a they will be expected to understand and work on in industry. - Stand-alone, but cross-referenced chapters - Each chapter provides in-depth information about a specific technical topic, but also refers to information in other related chapters where students can learn details about individual devices and components, suits many different teaching styles and methods, allowing instructors to change the order of presentation at any time to fit their present syllabus. Students can learn about the individual components, and then find circuits that use these components, or they can study the complex systems, and then go back and review the operation of individual components and learn how to troubleshoot and repair these systems. - Detailed applications for each device and circuit discussed, students learn how devices operate and are tested, and where they will find them in real-life applications.
- Exceptionally detailed, integrated coverage of PID control, instrumentation control, and process control, prepares students to install, calibrate and troubleshoot instrumentation in industrial applications that have complex electronic circuits. They will also be expected to understand the control systems that use these instruments and also understand the theory of process control systems and PID control - Four-chapter coverage of traditional industrial electronic devices and terminals - Includes symbols and pictures and identifies waveforms and other important data. An appendix provides numerous data sheets for typical industrial electronic devices, meets the needs of instructors who prefer the traditional, component approach to Industrial Electronics. - Comprehensive coverage of PLCs and the industrial electronic systems they interface with - Including sensors and PID process control, allows students to see the link between PLCs and variable frequency drives, servo systems, steppers and robotics, and all of the electronic components and circuits they have in common.
- 'Job Assignment's - One in each chapter, with a sample solution, gives students hands-on experience with types of jobs or tasks they will be requested to do on the job. - A large number of chapter-end questions/problems - e.g., open-ended questions, true/false questions, multiple-choice questions, and problems. Includes problem solutions, with explanations of how to complete the solution and the proper formulas to use, helps students to check their comprehension of material and gives them practice in problem-solving. Allows instructors to assign a variety of questions and problems that can be used as test questions for grading, and are not time-consuming to grade. - A large number of figures, diagrams, and pictures, increases students' ability to recognize the sensors and instruments they will actually see on the job, learning firsthand what the circuit looks like and how many sensors and instruments use similar circuits, enabling them to become more skilled troubleshooters.
Table of Contents
1. Solid State Devices Used in Industrial Logic Circuits. 2. Advanced Solid State Logic: Flip-Flops, Shift Registers, Counters, and Timers. 3. Programmable Controllers. 4. Solid-State Devices Used to Control Power: SCRs, TRIACs, and Power Transistors. 5. Solid-State Devices Used for Firing Circuits. 6. Photoelectronics, Lasers, and Fiber Optics. 7. Industrial Power Supplies, Inverters, and Converters. 8. Operational Amplifiers. 9. Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Feedback Systems. 10. Input Devices: Sensors, Transducers, and Transmitters for Measurement. 11. Output Devices: Amplifiers, Valves, Relays, Variable- Frequency Drives, Stepper Motors, and Servomotor Drives. 12. AC and DC Motors and Generators, Transformers, and Three-Phase Electricity. 13. Case Studies of Four Industrial Applications. 14. Robots and Other Motion Control Systems. 15. Motor-Control Devices and Circuits. 16. Data Communications for Industrial Electronics. Appendix A. Shop Safety and Shop Practices. Appendix B. Technical Data. Acronyms. Glossary. Index.