Industrial Automation: Hands On

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 22, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 368 pages
A practical guide to industrial automation concepts, terminology, and applications

Industrial Automation: Hands-On is a single source of essential information for those involved in the design and use of automated machinery. The book emphasizes control systems and offers full coverage of other relevant topics, including machine building, mechanical engineering and devices, manufacturing business systems, and job functions in an industrial environment. Detailed charts and tables serve as handy design aids. This is an invaluable reference for novices and seasoned automation professionals alike.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:
* Automation and manufacturing * Key concepts used in automation, controls, machinery design, and documentation * Components and hardware * Machine systems * Process systems and automated machinery * Software * Occupations and trades * Industrial and factory business systems, including Lean manufacturing * Machine and system design * Applications

 

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Contents

1 Automation and Manufacturing
1
2 Important Concepts
9
3 Components and Hardware
61
4 Machine Systems
165
5 Process Systems and Automated Machinery
185
6 Software
219
7 Occupations and Trades
251
8 Industrial and Factory Business Systems
263
ASCII Table
317
Ampacity
326
Motor Sizing
327
NEMA Enclosure Tables
332
Manufacturers Machine Builders and Integrators
336
Thermocouples
341
Bibliography
345
Index
347

9 Machine and System Design
287
10 Applications
305

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About the author (2013)

Frank Lamb has nearly 30 years of experience in the electrical and electronics industry and 20 years of experience in controls and automation. In 1996, he started Automation Consulting Services, Inc., an automation and systems integration company in Knoxville, Tennessee, concentrating on controls and panel building. In 2002, Automation Consulting Services began building smaller machines onsite and working with companies to install production lines. Mr. Lamb developed a multipurpose assembly and mistake-proofing machine known as the "SmartBench." His company now focuses on automation and Lean/Six-Sigma-oriented training and consulting.

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