Industrial Control Technology: A Handbook for Engineers and Researchers

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Elsevier Science, Jul 11, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 900 pages
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This handbook gives comprehensive coverage of all kinds of industrial control systems to help engineers and researchers correctly and efficiently implement their projects. It is an indispensable guide and references for anyone involved in control, automation, computer networks and robotics in industry and academia alike.

Whether you are part of the manufacturing sector, large-scale infrastructure systems, or processing technologies, this book is the key to learning and implementing real time and distributed control applications. It covers working at the device and machine level as well as the wider environments of plant and enterprise. It includes information on sensors and actuators; computer hardware; system interfaces; digital controllers that perform programs and protocols; the embedded applications software; data communications in distributed control systems; and the system routines that make control systems more user-friendly and safe to operate. This handbook is a single source reference in an industry with highly disparate information from myriad sources.

* Helps engineers and researchers correctly and efficiently implement their projects.
* An indispensable guide and references for anyone involved in control, automation, computer networks and robotics.
* Equally suitable for industry and academia

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About the author (2008)

Peng Zhang is a Professor of Technical Physics at Beijing Normal University, Peoples Republic of China. After receiving his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1988, Dr. Zhang has worked for almost 20 years in the United States, United Kingdom, and China with several industrial corporations and research institutions on industrial control technology and engineering numerical computations. He is currently working on the research and development of real-time embedded and concurrently distributed control and monitoring in varying applications including traffic signal control, remote-sensing control, power plant processes, geophysical prospecting, and parallel computing.