Programmable Automation Technologies takes a close look at industry‐relevant processes and systems. Succinct, yet wide‐ranging, this unique text offers a solid foundation of analytical techniques to justify automation. The book presents the 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 automation technology. This book will be especially useful to electrical, industrial, mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology undergraduate students, as well as 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 desired outcomes. Chapters conclude with a summary, questions and problems where appropriate. This book presents skills and methodologies to aid in the programming process. It also features strong examples with numerous illustrations, and uses computer simulation and actual lab equipment in the associated learning activities.