Plant IT

Author: Dennis L. Brandl
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606504339
Format: PDF
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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.

Automating Manufacturing Operations

Author: William M. Hawkins
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606503693
Format: PDF
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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

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

Intelligent Components and Instruments for Control Applications 1994

Author: Cs. Banyasz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296628
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, Kindle
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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, Kindle
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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:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Collaborative Process Automation Systems

Author: Martin Hollender
Publisher: ISA
ISBN: 193600710X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Providing a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS), this book discusses topics such as engineering, security, enterprise connectivity, advanced process control, plant asset management, and operator efficiency. Collaborating with other industry experts, the author covers the system architecture and infrastructure required for a CPAS, as well as important standards like OPC and the ISA-95 series of standards. This in-depth reference focuses on the differences between a CPAS and traditional automation systems. Implications on modern automation systems are outlined in theory and practice. This book is ideal for industrial engineers, as well as graduate students in control and automation.

Integration technologies for industrial automated systems

Author: Richard Zurawski
Publisher: CRC
ISBN: 9780849392627
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If there exists a single term that summarizes the key to success in modern industrial automation, the obvious choice would be integration. Integration is critical to aligning all levels of an industrial enterprise and to optimizing each stratum in the hierarchy. While many books focus on the technological components of enterprise information systems, Integration Technologies for Industrial Automated Systems is the first book to present a comprehensive picture of the technologies, methodologies, and knowledge used to integrate seamlessly the various technologies underlying modern industrial automation and information systems.In chapters drawn from two of Zurawski's popular works, The Industrial Communication Technology Handbook and The Industrial Information Technology Handbook, this practical guide offers tutorials, surveys, and technology overviews contributed by experts from leading industrial and research institutions from around the world. The book is organized into sections for cohesive and comprehensive treatment. It examines e-technologies, software and IT technologies, communication network-based technologies, agent-based technologies, and security in detail as well as their role in the integration of industrial automated systems. For each of these areas, the contributors discuss emerging trends, novel solutions, and relevant standards.Charting the course toward more responsive and agile enterprise, Integration Technologies for Industrial Automated Systems gives you the tools to make better decisions and develop more integrated systems.