Drives and Control for Industrial Automation

Author: Kok Kiong Tan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848824256
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Drives and Control for Industrial Automation presents the material necessary for an understanding of servo control in automation. Beginning with a macroscopic view of its subject, treating drives and control as parts of a single system, the book then pursues a detailed discussion of the major components of servo control: sensors, controllers and actuators. Throughout, the mechatronic approach – a synergistic integration of the components – is maintained, in keeping with current practice. The authors’ holistic approach does not preclude the reader from learning in a step-by-step fashion – each chapter contains material that can be studied separately without compromising understanding. Drives are described in several chapters according to the way they are usually classified in industry, each comprised of its actuators and sensors. The controller is discussed alongside. Topics of recent and current interest – piezoelectricity, digital communications and future trends – are detailed in their own chapters.

Advances in Automatic Control

Author: Mihail Voicu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441991840
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
During the academic year 2002-2003, the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering of Ia~i (Romania), and its Departments of Automatic Control and Industrial Informatics and of Computer Engineering respectively, celebrated 25 years from the establishment of the specialization named Automatic Control and Computer Engineering within the framework of the former Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Ia~i, and, at the same time, 40 years since the first courses on Automatic Control and Computers respectively, were introduced in the curricula of the former specializations of Electromechanical Engineering and Electrical Power Engineering at the already mentioned Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The reader interested to know some important moments ofour evolution during the last five decades is invited to see the Addendum ofthis volume, where a short history is presented. And, to highlight once more the nice coincidences, it must be noted here that in 2003 our Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" of Ia~i celebrated 190 years from the emergence of the first cadastral engineering degree course in Ia~i (thanks to the endeavor ofGheorghe Asachi), which is today considered to be the beginningofthe engineering higher education in Romania. Generally speaking, an anniversary is a celebration meant to mark special events ofthe past, with festivities to be performed solemnly and publicly according to a specific ritual.

Control Performance Management in Industrial Automation

Author: Mohieddine Jelali
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447145461
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Control Performance Management in Industrial Automation provides a coherent and self-contained treatment of a group of methods and applications of burgeoning importance to the detection and solution of problems with control loops that are vital in maintaining product quality, operational safety, and efficiency of material and energy consumption in the process industries. The monograph deals with all aspects of control performance management (CPM), from controller assessment (minimum-variance-control-based and advanced methods), to detection and diagnosis of control loop problems (process non-linearities, oscillations, actuator faults), to the improvement of control performance (maintenance, re-design of loop components, automatic controller re-tuning). It provides a contribution towards the development and application of completely self-contained and automatic methodologies in the field. Moreover, within this work, many CPM tools have been developed that goes far beyond available CPM packages. Control Performance Management in Industrial Automation: · presents a comprehensive review of control performance assessment methods; · develops methods and procedures for the detection and diagnosis of the root-causes of poor performance in complex control loops; · covers important issues that arise when applying these assessment and diagnosis methods; · recommends new approaches and techniques for the optimization of control loop performance based on the results of the control performance stage; and · offers illustrative examples and industrial case studies drawn from – chemicals, building, mining, pulp and paper, mineral and metal processing industries. This book will be of interest to academic and industrial staff working on control systems design, maintenance or optimisation in all process industries.

Advances in Control Education 2003 ACE 2003

Author: Juha Lindfors
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080435596
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Advances in Control Education 2003 - the 6th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education was an international forum for scientists and practitioners involved in the field of control education to present their latest research, results and ideas. The symposium also aimed to disseminate knowledge and experience in alternative methods and approaches in education. In addition to three plenary lectures and the technical visit, the symposium included 12 regular sessions and panel discussion session on the topic "web- with or without." Technical sessions concentrated on new software tools in control education especially on the role of interaction in Control Engineering education, web-based systems and remote laboratories and on laboratory experiments. Presents and illustrates new approaches to the effective utilisation of new software tools in control engineering education Identifies the important role remote laboratories play in the development of control education

Industrial Process Control Advances and Applications

Author: Ghodrat Kalani
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080491523
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Industrial Process Control: Advances and Applications is a comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read book on process control, covering some of the most important topics in the petrochemical process industry, including Fieldbus, Multiphase Flow Metering, and other recently developed control systems. Drawing from his own experience and successes at such high-profile companies as Brown and Root and Honeywell spanning more than 20 years, the author explains the practical applications of some of the most intricate and complicated control systems that have ever been developed. Compilation of all the best instrumentation and control techniques used in industry today Interesting theoretical content as well as practical topics on planning, integration and application Includes the latest on Fieldbus, Profibus and Multiphase Flow Metering

Nonlinear Control of Vehicles and Robots

Author: Béla Lantos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781849961226
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Nonlinear Control of Vehicles and Robots develops a unified approach to the dynamic modeling of robots in terrestrial, aerial and marine environments. The main classes of nonlinear systems and stability methods are summarized and basic nonlinear control methods, useful in manipulator and vehicle control, are presented. Formation control of ground robots and ships is discussed. The book also deals with the modeling and control of robotic systems in the presence of non-smooth nonlinearities. Robust adaptive tracking control of robotic systems with unknown payload and friction in the presence of uncertainties is treated. Theoretical and practical aspects of the control algorithms under discussion are detailed. Examples are included throughout the book allowing the reader to apply the control and modeling techniques in their own research and development work. Some of these examples demonstrate state estimation based on the use of advanced sensors as part of the control system.

Computerized Control Systems in the Food Industry

Author: Mittal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824797577
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Covers the fundamentals and the latest advances in computerized automation and process control, control algorithms, and specific applications essential food manufacturing processes and unit operations. This text highlights the use of efficient process control to convert from batch to continuous operation and enhance plant sanitation. It compares both established and innovative control schemes.

Regelung elektrischer Antriebe

Author: Werner Leonhard
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642573282
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Leistungselektronisch gespeiste und mikroelektronisch geregelte elektrische Antriebe sind dynamisch hochwertige und universell einsetzbare elektromechanische Energiewandler, die heute in vielfältigen Ausführungsformen in weiten Bereichen von Drehmoment, Drehzahl und Leistung zur Verfügung stehen. Von besonderer Bedeutung sind kommutatorlose Drehstrom-Regelantriebe, die erst mit vektoriellen Verfahren und einer digital verwirklichten Regelungstechnik möglich wurden. Das Buch enthält eine zusammenfassende theoretische Darstellung elektrischer Regelantriebe einschließlich der leistungselektronischen Umrichter, von klassischen Gleichstromantrieben bis zu digital geregelten Drehstromantrieben. Die beschriebenen Verfahren werden durch experimentelle Ergebnisse belegt; Anwendungen sind anhand von Beispielen diskutiert.

Case Studies in Control

Author: Stanko Strmčnik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447151763
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Case Studies in Control presents a framework to facilitate the use of advanced control concepts in real systems based on two decades of research and over 150 successful applications for industrial end-users from various backgrounds. In successive parts the text approaches the problem of putting the theory to work from both ends, theoretical and practical. The first part begins with a stress on solid control theory and the shaping of that theory to solve particular instances of practical problems. It emphasizes the need to establish by experiment whether a model-derived solution will perform properly in reality. The second part focuses on real industrial applications based on the needs and requirements of end-users. Here, the engineering approach is dominant but with theoretical input of varying degree depending on the particular process involved. Following the illustrations of the progress that can be made from either extreme of the well-known theory–practice divide, the text proceeds to a third part related to the development of tools that enable simpler use of advanced methods, a need only partially met by available commercial products. Each case study represents a self-contained unit that shows an experimental application of a particular method, a practical solution to an industrial problem or a toolkit that makes control design and implementation easier or more efficient. Among the applications presented are: wastewater treatment; manufacturing of electrical motors ; temperature control of blow moulding; burn-protective garments quality assessment; and rapid prototyping. Written by contributors with a considerable record of industrially-applied research, Case Studies in Control will encourage interaction between industrial practitioners and academic researchers and be of benefit to both, helping to make theory realistic and practical implementation more thorough and efficacious. Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.