Pneumatic Actuating Systems for Automatic Equipment

Author: Igor Lazar Krivts
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420004468
Format: PDF
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Automation is quickly becoming the standard across nearly every area of manufacturing. Pneumatic actuators play a very important role in modern automation systems, yet until now there has been no book that takes into account the recent progress not only in the pneumatic systems themselves but also in the integration of mechatronics, electronic control systems, and modern control algorithms with pneumatic actuating systems. Filling this void, Pneumatic Actuating Systems for Automatic Equipment: Structure and Design describes novel constructions along with many of the most commonly applied pneumatic actuating systems. Covering everything from underlying principles to mechanics, numerical modeling, parameter calculation, and control algorithms, this book uses real-world-tested designs to fully illustrate the systems and components presented. After an in-depth discussion of the various types of pneumatic actuators and electropneumatic control valves, the authors explain how to determine the system state variables and then examine open-loop and closed-loop pneumatic actuating systems in detail. They emphasize both the construction and dynamics of actuators to demonstrate and verify their properties before implementation. Pneumatic Actuating Systems for Automatic Equipment: Structure and Design offers a modern treatment of the subject along with applied knowledge using practical examples and exercises to highlight the concepts. It is an ideal resource to bring you up to date on this critical component of automation.

Springer Handbook of Robotics

Author: Bruno Siciliano
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319325523
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics. The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology. The second edition of the handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and more than 200 authors, continues to be an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines. The contents have been restructured to achieve four main objectives: the enlargement of foundational topics for robotics, the enlightenment of design of various types of robotic systems, the extension of the treatment on robots moving in the environment, and the enrichment of advanced robotics applications. Further to an extensive update, fifteen new chapters have been introduced on emerging topics, and a new generation of authors have joined the handbook’s team. A novel addition to the second edition is a comprehensive collection of multimedia references to more than 700 videos, which bring valuable insight into the contents. The videos can be viewed directly augmented into the text with a smartphone or tablet using a unique and specially designed app.

Introduction to Industrial Automation

Author: Stamatios Manesis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351069071
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an extended overview and fundamental knowledge in industrial automation, while building the necessary knowledge level for further specialization in advanced concepts of industrial automation. It covers a number of central concepts of industrial automation, such as basic automation elements, hardware components for automation and process control, the latch principle, industrial automation synthesis, logical design for automation, electropneumatic automation, industrial networks, basic programming in PLC, and PID in the industry.

Advances on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators

Author: Marco Ceccarelli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319070584
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This proceedings volume contains papers that have been selected after review for oral presentation at ROMANSY 2014, the 20th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators. These papers cover advances on several aspects of the wide field of Robotics as concerning Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators. ROMANSY 2014 is the twentieth event in a series that started in 1973 as one of the first conference activities in the world on Robotics. The first event was held at CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Science) in Udine, Italy on 5-8 September 1973. It was also the first topic conference of IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science) and it was directed not only to the IFToMM community. Proceedings volumes of ROMANSY have been always published to be available, also after the symposium, to a large public of scholars and designers with the aim to give an overview of new advances and trends in the theory, design and practice of robots. This proceedings volume, like previous ones of the series, contains contributions with achievements covering many fields of Robotics as Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators that can be an inspiration for future developments.

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Components and Instruments in Automatic Control

Author: H. J. Leskiewicz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483155315
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pneumatic and Hydraulic Components and Instruments in Automatic Control covers the proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium. The book reviews papers that tackle topics relating to the use of pneumatic and hydraulic equipment in automatic control. This text discusses topics such as dynamic behavior analysis of pneumatic components by numerical techniques and application of bond graphs to the digital simulation of a two-stage relief valve dynamic behavior. Topics including mathematical modeling of cavitation in hydraulic pumps; pro and contra electro-fluid analogies in digital simulation of fluid circuits; and improvement in accuracy of pneumatic delay are covered as well. This book will be of great use to researchers and professionals whose work involves the designing of automatic control systems.

Linear Position Sensors

Author: David S. Nyce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471474272
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sensor technology is an increasingly important area of research This will be the only book entirely devoted to the topic

Force Control of Robotics Systems

Author: Dimitry Gorinevsky
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849326714
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Although the challenges of manipulator force control have spawned a growing body of literature, including a few books that touch upon the subject, Force Control of Robotics Systems is the first book that focuses on the fundamentals of this complex topic. Written by some of the first scientists to engage in force control research, this timely volume presents original results, some of which previously have not been readily accessible to Western audiences. The text begins with a thorough presentation of the basics. Issues covered include force sensor design, force feedback synthesis, closed-loop dynamics, and more. The theoretical analysis in the book is based on the methods of Analytical Dynamics and Control Theory. The book also considers fundamental problems related to force control, and explains how to design simple and efficient control algorithms for performing tasks with robots. Algorithms and design methods presented in the book are experimentally verified and emphasize practical applications. The reference list includes over 350 entries, some of which have never been published in English before now.

Adaptive Control of Nonsmooth Dynamic Systems

Author: Gang Tao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852333843
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many of the non-smooth, non-linear phenomena covered in this well-balanced book are of vital importance in almost any field of engineering. Contributors from all over the world ensure that no one area’s slant on the subjects predominates.

Mechatronics

Author: Godfrey Onwubolu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080492908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mechatronics is a core subject for engineers, combining elements of mechanical and electronic engineering into the development of computer-controlled mechanical devices such as DVD players or anti-lock braking systems. This book is the most comprehensive text available for both mechanical and electrical engineering students and will enable them to engage fully with all stages of mechatronic system design. It offers broader and more integrated coverage than other books in the field with practical examples, case studies and exercises throughout and an Instructor's Manual. A further key feature of the book is its integrated coverage of programming the PIC microcontroller, and the use of MATLAB and Simulink programming and modelling, along with code files for downloading from the accompanying website. * Integrated coverage of PIC microcontroller programming, MATLAB and Simulink modelling * Fully developed student exercises, detailed practical examples * Accompanying website with Instructor's Manual, downloadable code and image bank

Process Control

Author: B. Wayne Bequette
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780133536409
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Master process control hands on, through practical examples and MATLABreg; simulations This is the first complete introduction to process control that fully integrates software tools-enabling professionals and students to master critical techniques hands on, through computer simulations based on the popular MATLAB environment. Process Control: Modeling, Design, and Simulation teaches the field's most important techniques, behaviors, and control problems through practical examples, supplemented by extensive exercises-with detailed derivations, relevant software files, and additional techniques available on a companion Web site. Coverage includes: bull; Fundamentals of process control and instrumentation, including objectives, variables, and block diagrams Methodologies for developing dynamic models of chemical processes Dynamic behavior of linear systems: state space models, transfer function-based models, and more Feedback control; proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) controllers; and closed-loop stability analysis Frequency response analysis techniques for evaluating the robustness of control systems Improving control loop performance: internal model control (IMC), automatic tuning, gain scheduling, and enhancements to improve disturbance rejection Split-range, selective, and override strategies for switching among inputs or outputs Control loop interactions and multivariable controllers An introduction to model predictive control (MPC) Bequette walks step by step through the development of control instrumentation diagrams for an entire chemical process, reviewing common control strategies for individual unit operations, then discussing strategies for integrated systems. The book also includes 16 learning modules demonstrating how to use MATLAB and SIMULINK to solve several key control problems, ranging from robustness analyses to biochemical reactors, biomedical problems to multivariable control.