The book discusses the concept of process automation and mechatronic system design, while offering a unified approach and methodology for the modeling, analysis, automation and control, networking, monitoring, and sensing of various machines and processes from single electrical-driven machines to large-scale industrial process operations. This step-by-step guide covers design applications from various engineering disciplines (mechanical, chemical, electrical, computer, biomedical) through real-life mechatronics problems and industrial automation case studies with topics such as manufacturing, power grid, cement production, wind generator, oil refining, incubator, etc.
- Provides step-by-step procedures for the modeling, analysis, control and automation, networking, monitoring, and sensing of single electrical-driven machines to large-scale industrial process operations.
- Presents model-based theory and practice guidelines for mechatronics system and process automation design.
- Includes worked examples in every chapter and numerous end-of-chapter real-life exercises, problems, and case studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Mechatronic Systems and Process Automation. Electrical-Driven Actuating Elements: Modeling and Selection. Logic Controller Design. Process Monitoring, Fault Detection, and Diagnosis. Sensing and Data Acquisition Elements: Modeling and Selection. Data Transmission System.
Dr. Kaltjob received graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MSc.1999, Ph.D. 2003) after pursuing undergraduate engineering programs at Laval and McGill (B.Sc.Eng., 1996). He has been a visiting researcher at WZL RWTH Aachen, Germany (2004). He is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at Ecole Polytechnique, UY1, Cameroon since 2005. His research interests cover distributed control systems, smart grid, and biomedical systems. He is a consultant for automation solution integrators and for global corporations operating in various industrial sectors including cement production, electric power network, brewery, oil refinery. He is the author of numerous journal articles and conference proceedings.