1. edition 2011, 182 pages
Helps the reader consider an industrial system as a whole
right from the start rather than building up bits and pieces and only assembling
the whole-system picture towards the end.
Guides readers through the control of drive systems in a manner which reflects
contemporary industrial practice, making it easier to adapt what they learn to
the real-world industrial environment.
Drives and Control for Industrial Automation presents the material necessary
for an understanding of servo control in automation. Beginning with a macroscopic
view of its subject, treating drives and control as parts of a single system, the
book then pursues a detailed discussion of the major components of servo control:
sensors, controllers and actuators. Throughout, the mechatronic approach –
a synergistic integration of the components – is maintained, in keeping with
The authors’ holistic approach does not preclude the reader from learning
in a step-by-step fashion – each chapter contains material that can be studied
separately without compromising understanding. Drives are described in several chapters
organized according to the way they are usually classified in industry, each comprised
of its actuators and sensors. The controller is discussed alongside. Topics of recent
and current interest – piezoelectricity, digital communications and future
trends – are detailed in their own dedicated chapters.
Drives and Control for Industrial Automation is primarily written for engineers
and researchers interested in the applications of sensors, actuators and control
systems in the automated environment. The discussion is thorough with the basics
laid out succinctly but in sufficient detail to be useful to non-expert readers
so students will also find this monograph a profitable source of information.