2nd Edition

Industrial Electronics Devices and Systems, Second Edition

By Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo Copyright 2000
    684 Pages
    by River Publishers

    Reflecting the transition from largely manual manufacturing methods to sophisticated automated procedures, the second edition of this text provides an updated guide to devices and automated systems - revealing developments in solid-state electronics, microminiaturization, computers, microprocessors, programmable controllers, and robotics.;The text examines automation procedures commonly used in manufacturing operations, including time, light, electrical power, numerical information, temperature, motion, weight, conductivity, viscosity, and pressure. It also presents presents detailed coverage of: the function of a load device in electrical power conversion; the difference between analog and digital quantities; controlling a manufacturing operation through timing mechanisms; the transmission path of an optoelectronic systems; open- and closed-loop motion control; devices used to achieve motion; major components of an industrial robot; applying systems concepts to temperature systems; and the effect of a microprocessor in industry logic.;Advocating better product quality and more economical production, Industrial Electronics is a practical, desk-top reference for industrial, electrical and electronics, computer, and optical engineers, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

    Industrial electronic systems overview; industrial electronic sources and power supplies; amplification; operational amplifiers; thyristors and electronic switching devices; triacs and diacs; transducers and sensors; electrical power conversion; digital electronic systems; microprocessor systems; programmable logic controllers; controlling industrial manufacturing operations; timers; optoelectronic systems; thermal systems; motion control; industrial robots.


    Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo

    ". . .covers a broad spectrum of topics. . .. . . .an excellent resource for all engineers. . ..a recommended addition to any engineer's library. "
    ---Journal of Electronic Packaging