Programmable Automation Technologies focuses on processes and systems used in the industry. Complete yet concise, this unique book provides a solid foundation of analytical techniques to justify automation. It provides the right knowledge and instruction on how to program computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment, industrial robots and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Through a practical approach, the reader will learn specific programming languages related to each technology. This includes G code and ladder logic. This text is sure to be found useful by electrical, industrial, mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology undergraduate students. This detailed introductory text will appeal to anyone interested in learning about programmable automation and developing the corresponding programming skills.
Each chapter begins with an overview of the topic with an emphasis on the desired outcomes. Chapters conclude with a summary, questions, and problems where appropriate. This book presents skills and methodologies to aid in the programming process, features strong examples with numerous illustrations, and uses computer simulation and actual lab equipment in learning activities.
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