Mechatronics integrates key systems from mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer engineering to manufacture industrial products, processes, and operations. Intended as a textbook for courses in mechatronics or as an up-to-date reference for practicing engineers, the book uses extensive in-text, solved examples and computer simulations to cover the basic concepts. This book contains information from both the theoretical and application perspectives related to mechatronic systems. The self-explanatory block diagrams, examples, and numerous illustrations provide the reader with a self-study text to develop systems with motors, circuits, microprocessors, and controls. A CD-ROM with numerous simulations, software, and third-party applications accompanies the print version of the text.