Plant IT

Author: Dennis L. Brandl
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606504339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Information Technology (IT) is an important element of plant floor operations and Dennis Brandl’s monthly column on Manufacturing IT in Control Engineering magazine covers IT aspects that are critical to modern manufacturing. This book expands on the magazine’s explanations of the concepts and tools needed to achieve higher manufacturing productivity and efficiencies. Written for manufacturing professionals, the book overviews the wide range of IT elements underlying the manufacturing IT environment. It provides you with the information to be conversant in IT elements and to effectively manage and participate in manufacturing IT projects. Each chapter of the book discusses an IT issue that is important to a manufacturing company, including practical programming, real-world design considerations, databases and master data management, knowledge management, tools and programming languages, cyber security, managing resource information and regulations. And because software engineering is a foundation for all IT elements, this book also provides important points about software engineering and software project management for non-software engineers who must manage or participate in IT projects. Familiarity with all these topics will help you facilitate cooperation between manufacturing and IT professionals to achieve more effective implementations of plant floor operations IT— resulting in increased production productivity and product quality.

Automated Weighing Technology

Author: Ralph Closs
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 160650634X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Weighing items and bulk materials is one of the most essential functions of industrial enterprise and automating those tasks is at the heart of efficient materials management. This concise introduction to the principles and applications of automated weighing is the first book to specifically address the challenges and uses of automated controls for both static weighing and ongoing dynamic weighing. It offers you: • Thorough explanation of the basic theory and procedures of static and dynamic weight measurement; • Explanations of how a suite of widely-used controllers and sensors from Siemens can achieve maximal efficiency in weighing operations; • Practical steps to incorporate automated weight systems into bulk materials handling; • Guidance on dynamic weighing including belt scales, weightbelt conveyors, and solids flowmeters; and • Detailed applications in mining operations, food processing, and agricultural operations

Automating Manufacturing Operations

Author: William M. Hawkins
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606503693
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Industrial automation has gone from simple pre-programmed machine instructions to complex general manufacturing, rules-based automation procedures. Unlike other books on industrial automation, this book focuses in on "Manufacturing Operations Systems" (MOPS) in general. It describes their development, implementation and successful management. The book especially addresses the all-important human-machine interface: computer-based manufacturing procedures that are understandable to both computers and humans. Consequently, a language for writing procedures is discussed. It is a language based on Chinese grammar, which is the simplest of all complex human languages. Finally, the design of procedures is discussed as a hierarchy of complexity, along with exception handling at each level. Readers with basic experience using non-procedural automation can greatly benefit from the productivity gains possible from procedural-based automation. They will learn how to create procedural language that is as close to natural language as possible. The reader also will benefit from * A brief overview and history of Manufacturing Operations (MOPS) * Coverage of manufacturing units and regulatory and sequential control * Discussion of Data recording from MOPs and tasks * An overview of Automating Manufacturing Tasks with DCS, PLC, and PCS * Guidelines for setting up an Automated MOPS (AMOPS) project * Guidelines for validating an AMOPS for regulated industries * Examples of applications for both continuous and batch manufacturing

Intelligent Components and Instruments for Control Applications 1994

Author: Cs. Banyasz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296628
Format: PDF
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Advances in computer technology and sensor development have led to increasingly successful control operations. In order to maximize future potential it is vital for academics and practitioners in the field to have an international forum for discussion and evaluation of the latest developments. The IFAC Symposia on intelligent components and instruments provide this opportunity and the latest in the series gives rise to this invaluable publication which provides an authoritative assessment of the present state and future directions of these key technologies.

The Industrial Information Technology Handbook

Author: Richard Zurawski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420036336
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Industrial Information Technology Handbook focuses on existing and emerging industrial applications of IT, and on evolving trends that are driven by the needs of companies and by industry-led consortia and organizations. Emphasizing fast growing areas that have major impacts on industrial automation and enterprise integration, the Handbook covers topics such as industrial communication technology, sensors, and embedded systems. The book is organized into two parts. Part 1 presents material covering new and quickly evolving aspects of IT. Part 2 introduces cutting-edge areas of industrial IT. The Handbook presents material in the form of tutorials, surveys, and technology overviews, combining fundamentals and advanced issues, with articles grouped into sections for a cohesive and comprehensive presentation. The text contains 112 contributed reports by industry experts from government, companies at the forefront of development, and some of the most renowned academic and research institutions worldwide. Several of the reports on recent developments, actual deployments, and trends cover subject matter presented to the public for the first time.

Implementation of Robot Systems

Author: Mike Wilson
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0124047491
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Based on the author’s wide-ranging experience as a robot user, supplier and consultant, Implementation of Robot Systems will enable you to approach the use of robots in your plant or facility armed with the right knowledge base and awareness of critical factors to take into account. This book starts with the basics of typical applications and robot capabilities before covering all stages of successful robot integration. Potential problems and pitfalls are flagged and worked through so that you can learn from others’ mistakes and plan proactively with possible issues in mind. Taking in content from the author’s graduate level teaching of automation and robotics for engineering in business and his consultancy as part of a UK Government program to help companies advance their technologies and practices in the area, Implementation of Robot Systems blends technical information with critical financial and business considerations to help you stay ahead of the competition. Includes case studies of typical robot capabilities and use across a range of industries, with real-world installation examples and problems encountered Provides step-by-step coverage of the various stages required to achieve successful implementation, including system design, financial justification, working with suppliers and project management Offers no-nonsense advice on the pitfalls and issues to anticipate, along with guidance on how to avoid or resolve them for cost and time-effective solutions

Decisional structures in automated manufacturing

Author: A. Villa
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN:
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The Workshop brought together researchers interested in the field of production management in automated manufacturing, who provided papers from different standpoints of industrial automation, manufacturing and information technologies and system management methodologies. These contributions cover virtually all the principal aspects and problems relevant to production management ranging from production control in flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and robotized cells, to production scheduling and process planning. In addition, methods and tools for implementing procedures to solve these problems and for integrating such procedures into a hierarchical architecture are also included.

Integrated Distributed Intelligent Systems for Engineering Design

Author: Ming Rao
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789056995102
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Presents the philosophy, methodology, techniques, and applications of IDIS for engineering design. Looks at recent research, and details a five-step problem-solving strategy of problem definition, conceptual design, parameter design, design analysis, and design evaluation. Describes industrial applications of IDIS, including the design of a mechanical transmission, a heat exchanger network, and a process control system. For graduate courses on engineering design, artificial intelligence, and computer integrated manufacturing. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Information Technology for Manufacturing

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309176712
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book describes a vision of manufacturing in the twenty-first century that maximizes efficiencies and improvements by exploiting the full power of information and provides a research agenda for information technology and manufacturing that is necessary for success in achieving such a vision. Research on information technology to support product and process design, shop-floor operations, and flexible manufacturing is described. Roles for virtual manufacturing and the information infrastructure are also addressed. A final chapter is devoted to nontechnical research issues.

Industrial Process Automation Systems

Author: B.R. Mehta
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128010983
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Industrial Process Automation Systems: Design and Implementation is a clear guide to the practicalities of modern industrial automation systems. Bridging the gap between theory and technician-level coverage, it offers a pragmatic approach to the subject based on industrial experience, taking in the latest technologies and professional practices. Its comprehensive coverage of concepts and applications provides engineers with the knowledge they need before referring to vendor documentation, while clear guidelines for implementing process control options and worked examples of deployments translate theory into practice with ease. This book is an ideal introduction to the subject for junior level professionals as well as being an essential reference for more experienced practitioners. Provides knowledge of the different systems available and their applications, enabling engineers to design automation solutions to solve real industry problems. Includes case studies and practical information on key items that need to be considered when procuring automation systems. Written by an experienced practitioner from a leading technology company