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Nise's Control Systems Engineering (Paperback, Global Edition): Norman S. Nise Nise's Control Systems Engineering (Paperback, Global Edition)
Norman S. Nise
R1,037 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R163 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Accessibly written. Nise is noted for his clear writing and accessible presentation. Design Emphasis. Students are encouraged to go beyond a plug-and-chug approach through the use of design problems, progressive analysis and design problems, and examples and problems related to the case studies. Real-world case studies. The case studies (an autonomous submersible vehicle and an antenna position control system) are built up gradually throughout the chapters to demonstrate the analysis and design process. Strong learning-by-example pedagogical approach. Skill-assessment exercises demonstrate step-by-step techniques to solve most problems; cyber exploration labs show how to apply popular software tools (MATLAB (R), LabVIEW (R), and Simulink) to control engineering problems. Clearly ties mathematics to physical reality. Students can comprehend how theoretical concepts connect to actual system dynamics. This title is available as a WileyPLUS Global Editions course, our online teaching and learning environment which offers a collaborative and enhanced learning experience and features: Assessment tools - multiple choice questions, test banks, short answer questions Instructor Resources such as PowerPoints, links to chapters, chapter figures and tables Videos to explain concepts Analytics to track student activity Calendar options to enable easy assignment setting and tracking of students' progress Flexible platform, allowing instructors to rearrange content to suit teaching needs, or add own material Downloadable e-Textbook for students Integration into institutions' LMS ensuring students have easy access to course content SI units in both text and question bank Access to WileyPLUS Global Editions course sold separately.

PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed): Ron Hackett PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed)
Ron Hackett
R537 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R112 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICES

""Ron has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I'm sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects."" --From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd.

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program, build, and debug a variety of PICAXE microcontroller projects. "PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius" gets you started with programming and I/O interfacing right away, and then shows you how to develop a master processor circuit.

From "Hello, World " to "Hail, Octavius "
All the projects in Part I can be accomplished using either an M or M2 class PICAXE processor, and Part II adds 20X2-based master processor projects to the mix. Part III culminates in the creation of Octavius--a sophisticated robotics experimentation platform featuring a 40X2 master processor and eight breadboard stations which allow you to develop intelligent peripherals to augment Octavius' functioning. The only limit is your imagination

"PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius: " Features step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Offers all the programs in the book free for download Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources

"Build these and other devious devices: " Simple mini-stereo jack adapter USBS-PA3 PICAXE programming adapter Power supply Three-state digital logic probe 20X2 master processor circuit TV-R input module 8-bit parallel 16X2 LCD board Serialized 16X2 LCD Serialized 4X4 matrix keypad SPI 4-digit LED display Countdown timer Programmable, multi-function peripheral device and operating system Octavius--advanced robotics experimentation platform L298 dual DC motor controller board

Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.

Make Great Stuff
TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Robot, Take the Wheel - The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving (Hardcover): Jason Torchinsky Robot, Take the Wheel - The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving (Hardcover)
Jason Torchinsky; Foreword by Beau Boeckmann
R450 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Automating with STEP 7 in STL and SCL - SIMATIC S7-300/400 Programmable Controllers (Hardcover, 6th Edition): Hans Berger Automating with STEP 7 in STL and SCL - SIMATIC S7-300/400 Programmable Controllers (Hardcover, 6th Edition)
Hans Berger
R1,663 R1,190 Discovery Miles 11 900 Save R473 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

SIMATIC is the worldwide established automation system for implementing industrial control systems for machines, manufacturing plants and industrial processes. Relevant open-loop and closed-loop control tasks are formulated in various programming languages with the programming software STEP 7.
Now in its sixth edition, this book gives an introduction into the latest version of engineering software STEP 7 (basic version) . It describes elements and applications of text-oriented programming languages statement list (STL) and structured control language (SCL) for use with both SIMATIC S7-300 and SIMATIC S7-400, including the new applications with PROFINET and for communication over industrial Ethernet. It is aimed at all users of SIMATIC S7 controllers.
First-time users are introduced to the field of programmable controllers, while advanced users learn about specific applications of the SIMATIC S7 automation system.
All programming examples found in the book - and even a few extra examples - are available at the download area of the publisher's website.

Computer-Controlled Systems - Theory and Design (Paperback, 3rd edition): Karl Johan Astrom, Bjorn Wittenmark Computer-Controlled Systems - Theory and Design (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Karl Johan Astrom, Bjorn Wittenmark
R525 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R165 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Practically all modern control systems are based upon microprocessors and complex microcontrollers that yield high performance and functionality. This volume focuses on the design of computer-controlled systems, featuring computational tools that can be applied directly and are explained with simple paper-and-pencil calculations. The use of computational tools is balanced by a strong emphasis on control system principles and ideas. Extensive pedagogical aids include worked examples, MATLAB macros, and a solutions manual (see inside for details).
The initial chapter presents a broad outline of computer-controlled systems, followed by a computer-oriented view based on the behavior of the system at sampling instants. An introduction to the design of control systems leads to a process-related view and coverage of methods of translating analog designs to digital control. Concluding chapters explore implementation issues and advanced design methods.

Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems - A Graph Rigidity Approach (Hardcover): Marcio de Queiroz, Xiaoyu Cai, Matthew... Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems - A Graph Rigidity Approach (Hardcover)
Marcio de Queiroz, Xiaoyu Cai, Matthew Feemster
R2,050 R1,446 Discovery Miles 14 460 Save R604 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Graph Rigidity Approach Marcio de Queiroz, Louisiana State University, USA Xiaoyu Cai, FARO Technologies, USA Matthew Feemster, U.S. Naval Academy, USA A comprehensive guide to formation control of multi-agent systems using rigid graph theory This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and unified treatment of the subject of graph rigidity-based formation control of multi-agent systems. Such systems are relevant to a variety of emerging engineering applications, including unmanned robotic vehicles and mobile sensor networks. Graph theory, and rigid graphs in particular, provides a natural tool for describing the multi-agent formation shape as well as the inter-agent sensing, communication, and control topology. Beginning with an introduction to rigid graph theory, the contents of the book are organized by the agent dynamic model (single integrator, double integrator, and mechanical dynamics) and by the type of formation problem (formation acquisition, formation manoeuvring, and target interception). The book presents the material in ascending level of difficulty and in a self-contained manner; thus, facilitating reader understanding. Key features: Uses the concept of graph rigidity as the basis for describing the multi-agent formation geometry and solving formation control problems. Considers different agent models and formation control problems. Control designs throughout the book progressively build upon each other. Provides a primer on rigid graph theory. Combines theory, computer simulations, and experimental results. Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Graph Rigidity Approach is targeted at researchers and graduate students in the areas of control systems and robotics. Prerequisite knowledge includes linear algebra, matrix theory, control systems, and nonlinear systems.

Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (Hardcover): John Baillieul, Tariq Samad Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (Hardcover)
John Baillieul, Tariq Samad
R18,518 Discovery Miles 185 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Encyclopedia of Systems and Control collects a broad range of short expository articles that describe the current state of the art in the central topics of control and systems engineering as well as in many of the related fields in which control is an enabling technology. The editors have assembled the most comprehensive reference possible, and this has been greatly facilitated by the publisher's commitment continuously to publish updates to the articles as they become available in the future. Although control engineering is now a mature discipline, it remains an area in which there is a great deal of research activity, and as new developments in both theory and applications become available, they will be included in the online version of the encyclopedia. A carefully chosen team of leading authorities in the field has written the well over 250 articles that comprise the work. The topics range from basic principles of feedback in servomechanisms to advanced topics such as the control of Boolean networks and evolutionary game theory. Because the content has been selected to reflect both foundational importance as well as subjects that are of current interest to the research and practitioner communities, a broad readership that includes students, application engineers, and research scientists will find material that is of interest.

Control Engineering - Theory, Worked Examples and Problems (Paperback): Ruth V. Buckley Control Engineering - Theory, Worked Examples and Problems (Paperback)
Ruth V. Buckley
R1,846 Discovery Miles 18 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Springer Handbook of Automation (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.): Shimon Y. Nof Springer Handbook of Automation (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.)
Shimon Y. Nof
R6,882 R6,061 Discovery Miles 60 610 Save R821 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Automation is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension and plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and in our daily lives. Engineers combine automated devices with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems for a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities. The Springer Handbook of Automation incorporates these new developments and presents a widespread and well-structured conglomeration of new emerging application areas of automation. Besides manufacturing as a primary application of automation, the handbook contains new application areas such as medical systems and health, transportation, security and maintenance, service, construction and retail as well as production or logistics. This Springer Handbook is not only an ideal resource for automation experts but also for people new to this expanding field such as engineers, computer scientists, designers. It is edited by an internationally renowned and experienced expert.

Chapters in Part A explain the significant influence of automation on our life, on individuals, organizations, and society, in economic terms and context, and impacts of precision, accuracy and reliability with automatic and automated equipment and operations. The theoretical and scientific knowledge about the human role in automation is covered in Part B from the human-oriented and human-centered aspects of automation to be applied and operated by humans, to the human role as supervisor and intelligent controller of automation systems and platforms. This part concludes with analysis and discussion on the limits of automation to the best of our current understanding. Covering automation design from theory to building automation machines, systems, and systems-of-systems, Part C explains the fundamental elements of mechatronics, sensors, robots, and other components useful for automation, and how they are combined with control and automation software, including models and techniques for automation software engineering, and the automation of the design process itself. Chapters in Part D cover the basic design requirements for the automation and illustrate examples of how the challenging issues can be solved for the deign and integration of automation with respect to its main purpose: Continuous and discrete processes and industries, design techniques, criteria and algorithms for flow lines, and integrated automation. Concluding this part is the design for safety of automation, and of automation for safety. The main aspects of automation management are covered by the chapters in Part E: Cost effectiveness and economic reasons for the design, feasibility analysis, implementation, rationalization, use, and maintenance of particular automation; performance and functionality measures and criteria. Related also are the issues of how to manage automatically and control maintenance, replacement, and upgrading. Part F, industrial automation, begins with explanation of machine tool automation, including various types of numerical control (NC), flexible, and precision machinery for production, manufacturing, and assembly, digital and virtual industrial production, to detailed design, guidelines and application of automation in the principal industries, from aerospace and automotive to semi-conductor, mining, food, paper and wood industries. Chapters are also devoted to the design, control and operation of functions common to all industrial automation. Infrastructures and service automation are covered in Part G and it is explained how automation is designed, selected, integrated, justified and applied, its challenges and emerging trends in those areas and in the construction of structures, roads and bridges; of smart buildings, smart roads and intelligent vehicles; cleaning of surfaces, tunnels and sewers; land, air, and space transportation; information, knowledge, learning, training, and library services; and in sports and entertainment. Automation in medical and healthcare systems is covered in Part H and shows the exponential penetration and main contributions of automation to the health and medical well being of individuals and societies. First, the scientific and theoretical foundations of control and automation in biological and biomedical systems and mechanisms are explained, then specific areas are described and analyzed. Available, proven, and emerging automation techniques in healthcare delivery and elimination of hospital and other medical errors are also addressed. Finally, Part I, Home, Office, and Enterprise Automation is about functional automation areas at home, in the office, and in general enterprises, including multi-enterprise networks. Chapters also cover the automation theories, techniques and practice, design, operation, challenges and emerging trends in education and learning, banking, commerce. An important dimension of the material compiled for this part is that it is useful for all other functional areas of automation. The concluding part of this Springer Handbook contains figures and tables with statistical information and summaries about automation applications and impacts in four main areas: industrial automation, service automation, healthcare automation, and financial and e-commerce automation. A rich list of associations and of periodical publications around the world that focus on automation in its variety of related fields is also included for the benefit of readers worldwide.

Throughout the 94 chapters, divided into ten main parts, with 124 tables, 1005 figures, the 168 co-authors present proven knowledge, original analysis, best practices and authoritative expertise.

Plenty of case studies, creative examples and unique illustrations, covering topics of automation from the basics and fundamentals to advanced techniques, cases and theories will serve the readers and benefit the students and researchers, engineers and managers, inventors, investors and developers.

Fundamentals of Linear Control - A Concise Approach (Hardcover): Mauricio C. De Oliveira Fundamentals of Linear Control - A Concise Approach (Hardcover)
Mauricio C. De Oliveira
R1,795 R1,693 Discovery Miles 16 930 Save R102 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Taking a different approach from standard thousand-page reference-style control textbooks, Fundamentals of Linear Control provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of feedback control systems in fewer than 400 pages. The text focuses on classical methods for dynamic linear systems in the frequency domain. The treatment is, however, modern and the reader is kept aware of contemporary tools and techniques, such as state space methods and robust and nonlinear control. Featuring fully worked design examples, richly illustrated chapters, and an extensive set of homework problems and examples spanning across the text for gradual challenge and perspective, this textbook is an excellent choice for senior-level courses in systems and control or as a complementary reference in introductory graduate level courses. The text is designed to appeal to a broad audience of engineers and scientists interested in learning the main ideas behind feedback control theory.

Automating with SIMATIC S7-1500 - Configuring, Programming and Testing with STEP 7 Professional (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Hans... Automating with SIMATIC S7-1500 - Configuring, Programming and Testing with STEP 7 Professional (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Hans Berger
R1,943 R1,564 Discovery Miles 15 640 Save R379 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The SIMATIC S7-1500 programmable logic controller (PLC) sets standards in productivity and efficiency. By its system performance and with PROFINET as the standard interface, it ensures short system response times and a maximum of flexibility and networkability for demanding automation tasks in the entire production industry and in applications for medium-sized to high-end machines. The engineering software STEP 7 Professional operates inside TIA Portal, a user interface that is designed for intuitive operation. Functionality includes all aspects of automation: from the configuration of the controllers via programming in the IEC languages LAD, FBD, STL, and SCL up to the program test. In the book, the hardware components of the automation system S7-1500 are presented including the description of their configuration and parameterization. A comprehensive introduction into STEP 7 Professional V14 illustrates the basics of programming and troubleshooting. Beginners learn the basics of automation with Simatic S7-1500, users switching from other controllers will receive the relevant knowledge.

Object-Oriented Programming with SIMOTION - Fundamentals, Program Examples and Software Concepts According to IEC 61131-3... Object-Oriented Programming with SIMOTION - Fundamentals, Program Examples and Software Concepts According to IEC 61131-3 (Hardcover)
Michael Braun, Wolfgang Horn
R974 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R263 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

In mechanical engineering the trend towards increasingly flexible solutions is leading to changes in control systems. The growth of mechatronic systems and modular functional units is placing high demands on software and its design. In the coming years, automation technology will experience the same transition that has already taken place in the PC world: a transition to more advanced and reproducible software design, simpler modification, and increasing modularity. This can only be achieved through object-oriented programming. This book is aimed at those who want to familiarize themselves with this development in automation technology. Whether mechanical engineers, technicians, or experienced automation engineers, it can help readers to understand and use object-oriented programming. From version 4.5, SIMOTION provides the option to use OOP in accordance with IEC 61131-3 ED3, the standard for programmable logic controllers. The book supports this way of thinking and programming and offers examples of various object-oriented techniques and their mechanisms. The examples are designed as a step-by-step process that produces a finished, ready-to-use machine module. Contents: Developments in the field of control engineering - General principles of object-oriented programming - Function blocks, methods, classes, interfaces - Modular software concepts - Object-oriented design, reusable and easy-to-maintain software, organizational and legal aspects, software tests - I/O references, namespaces, general references - Classes in SIMOTION, instantiation of classes and function blocks, compatible and efficient software - Introduction to SIMOTION and SIMOTION SCOUT.

Discrete Fractional Calculus: Applications In Control And Image Processing (Hardcover): Piotr Ostalczyk Discrete Fractional Calculus: Applications In Control And Image Processing (Hardcover)
Piotr Ostalczyk
R2,979 R2,732 Discovery Miles 27 320 Save R247 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The main subject of the monograph is the fractional calculus in the discrete version. The volume is divided into three main parts. Part one contains a theoretical introduction to the classical and fractional-order discrete calculus where the fundamental role is played by the backward difference and sum. In the second part, selected applications of the discrete fractional calculus in the discrete system control theory are presented. In the discrete system identification, analysis and synthesis, one can consider integer or fractional models based on the fractional-order difference equations. The third part of the book is devoted to digital image processing.

Automated Planning and Acting (Hardcover): Malik Ghallab, Dana Nau, Paolo Traverso Automated Planning and Acting (Hardcover)
Malik Ghallab, Dana Nau, Paolo Traverso
R1,273 R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Save R80 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Autonomous AI systems need complex computational techniques for planning and performing actions. Planning and acting require significant deliberation because an intelligent system must coordinate and integrate these activities in order to act effectively in the real world. This book presents a comprehensive paradigm of planning and acting using the most recent and advanced automated-planning techniques. It explains the computational deliberation capabilities that allow an actor, whether physical or virtual, to reason about its actions, choose them, organize them purposefully, and act deliberately to achieve an objective. Useful for students, practitioners, and researchers, this book covers state-of-the-art planning techniques, acting techniques, and their integration which will allow readers to design intelligent systems that are able to act effectively in the real world.

Programmable Logic Controllers - A Practical Approach to IEC 61131-3 using CoDeSys (Hardcover): Dag H. Hanssen Programmable Logic Controllers - A Practical Approach to IEC 61131-3 using CoDeSys (Hardcover)
Dag H. Hanssen
R1,734 R1,235 Discovery Miles 12 350 Save R499 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Widely used across industrial and manufacturing automation, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) perform a broad range of electromechanical tasks with multiple input and output arrangements, designed specifically to cope in severe environmental conditions such as automotive and chemical plants. Programmable Logic Controllers: A Practical Approach using CoDeSys is a hands-on guide to rapidly gain proficiency in the development and operation of PLCs based on the IEC 61131-3 standard. Using the freely-available* software tool CoDeSys, which is widely used in industrial design automation projects, the author takes a highly practical approach to PLC design using real-world examples. The design tool, CoDeSys, also features a built in simulator/soft PLC enabling the reader to undertake exercises and test the examples. Key features: * Introduces to programming techniques using IEC 61131-3 guidelines in the five PLC-recognised programming languages. * Focuses on a methodical approach to programming, based on Boolean algebra, flowcharts, sequence diagrams and state-diagrams. * Contains a useful methodology to solve problems, develop a structured code and document the programming code. * Covers I/O like typical sensors, signals, signal formats, noise and cabling. * Features Power Point slides covering all topics, example programs and solutions to end-of-chapter exercises via companion website. No prior knowledge of programming PLCs is assumed making this text ideally suited to electronics engineering students pursuing a career in electronic design automation. Experienced PLC users in all fields of manufacturing will discover new possibilities and gain useful tips for more efficient and structured programming. * Register at www.codesys.com www.wiley.com/go/hanssen/logiccontrollers

Emerging Techniques in Power System Analysis (Hardcover, Edition.): Zhao Yang Dong, Pei Zhang, Ma Jian, Junhua Zhao, Mohsin... Emerging Techniques in Power System Analysis (Hardcover, Edition.)
Zhao Yang Dong, Pei Zhang, Ma Jian, Junhua Zhao, Mohsin Ali, …
R3,165 Discovery Miles 31 650 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Emerging Techniques in Power System Analysis" identifies the new challenges facing the power industry following the deregulation. The book presents emerging techniques including data mining, grid computing, probabilistic methods, phasor measurement unit (PMU) and how to apply those techniques to solving the technical challenges.

The book is intended for engineers and managers in the power industry, as well as power engineering researchers and graduate students.

Zhaoyang Dong is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Pei Zhang is program manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA.

Feedback Systems - An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers (Hardcover): Karl Johan Astrom, Richard M. Murray Feedback Systems - An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers (Hardcover)
Karl Johan Astrom, Richard M. Murray
R1,545 R1,142 Discovery Miles 11 420 Save R403 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides an introduction to the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems. It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and is indispensable for researchers seeking a self-contained reference on control theory. Unlike most books on the subject, "Feedback Systems" develops transfer functions through the exponential response of a system, and is accessible across a range of disciplines that utilize feedback in physical, biological, information, and economic systems.

Karl Astrom and Richard Murray use techniques from physics, computer science, and operations research to introduce control-oriented modeling. They begin with state space tools for analysis and design, including stability of solutions, Lyapunov functions, reachability, state feedback observability, and estimators. The matrix exponential plays a central role in the analysis of linear control systems, allowing a concise development of many of the key concepts for this class of models. Astrom and Murray then develop and explain tools in the frequency domain, including transfer functions, Nyquist analysis, PID control, frequency domain design, and robustness. They provide exercises at the end of every chapter, and an accompanying electronic solutions manual is available. "Feedback Systems" is a complete one-volume resource for students and researchers in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences.Covers the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems Serves as an introductory textbook for students and a self-contained resource for researchers Includes exercises at the end of every chapter Features an electronic solutions manual Offers techniques applicable across a range of disciplines "

Arduino Cookbook (Paperback, 2nd edition): Michael Margolis Arduino Cookbook (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Michael Margolis
R1,028 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R355 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino device. This simple microcontroller board lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this cookbook you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. Updated for the Arduino 1.0 release, recipes in the second edition provide solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino users have, including everything from programming fundamentals to working with sensors, motors, lights, and sound, or communicating over wired and wireless networks. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away.* Get to know the Arduino development environment * Understand the core elements of the Arduino programming language * Use common output devices for light, motion, and sound * Interact with almost any device that has a remote control * Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement * Use simple ways to transfer digital information from sensors to the Arduino device * Create complex projects that incorporate shields and external modules * Use and modify existing Arduino libraries, and learn how to create your own

Programmable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control (Hardcover, Ed): Khaled Kamel, Eman Kamel Programmable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control (Hardcover, Ed)
Khaled Kamel, Eman Kamel
R1,936 R1,763 Discovery Miles 17 630 Save R173 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Complete, Hands-on Guide to Programmable Logic ControllersProgrammable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control offers a thorough introduction to PLC programming with focus on real-world industrial process automation applications. The Siemens S7-1200 PLC hardware configuration and the TIA Portal are used throughout the book. A small, inexpensive training setup illustrates all programming concepts and automation projects presented in the text. Each chapter contains a set of homework questions and concise laboratory design, programming, debugging, or maintenance projects. This practical resource concludes with comprehensive capstone design projects so you can immediately apply your new skills. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Introduction to PLC control systems and automation Fundamentals of PLC logic programming Timers and counters programming Math, move, and comparison instructions Device configuration and the human-machine interface (HMI) Process-control design and troubleshooting Instrumentation and process control Analog programming and advanced control Comprehensive case studies End-of-chapter assignments with odd-numbered solutions available online Online access to multimedia presentations and interactive PLC simulators

Pathways to Mechatronic Systems, FET level 2 - Textbook (Paperback): Pathways to Mechatronic Systems, FET level 2 - Textbook (Paperback)
R374 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R50 (13%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days
Network Programmability and Automation (Paperback): Jason Edelman, Scott Lowe, Matt Oswalt Network Programmability and Automation (Paperback)
Jason Edelman, Scott Lowe, Matt Oswalt
R1,056 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R447 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Like sysadmins before them, network engineers are finding that they cannot do their work manually anymore. As the field faces new protocols, technologies, delivery models, and a pressing need for businesses to be more agile and flexible, network automation is becoming essential. This practical guide shows network engineers how to use a range of technologies and tools-including Linux, Python, JSON, and XML-to automate their systems through code. Network programming and automation will help you simplify tasks involved in configuring, managing, and operating network equipment, topologies, services, and connectivity. Through the course of the book, you'll learn the basic skills and tools you need to make this critical transition. This book covers: Python programming basics: data types, conditionals, loops, functions, classes, and modules Linux fundamentals to provide the foundation you need on your network automation journey Data formats and models: JSON, XML, YAML, and YANG for networking Jinja templating and its applicability for creating network device configurations The role of application programming interfaces (APIs) in network automation Source control with Git to manage code changes during the automation process How Ansible, Salt, and StackStorm open source automation tools can be used to automate network devices Key tools and technologies required for a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline in network operations

Intelligent Buildings and Building Automation (Hardcover): Sheng-Wei Wang Intelligent Buildings and Building Automation (Hardcover)
Sheng-Wei Wang
R2,980 R2,830 Discovery Miles 28 300 Save R150 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Giving you a combination of general principles, applied practice and information on the state-of-the-art, this book will give you the information you need to incorporate the latest systems and technologies into your building projects. It focuses on a number of important issues, such as:

  • Network communication protocols and standards, including the application of the internet.
  • The integration and interfacing of building automation subsystems and multiple building systems.
  • Local and supervisory control strategies for typical building services systems.
  • The automation system configuration and technologies for air-conditioning control, lighting system control, security and access control, and fire safety control.

Whether you?re a project manager or engineer planning the systems set-up for a high value building, or a building engineering or management student looking for a practical guide to automation and intelligent systems, this book provides a valuable introduction and overview.

Modeling, Analysis And Design Of Control Systems In Matlab And Simulink (Hardcover): Dingyu Xue, Yangquan Chen Modeling, Analysis And Design Of Control Systems In Matlab And Simulink (Hardcover)
Dingyu Xue, Yangquan Chen
R2,468 R2,034 Discovery Miles 20 340 Save R434 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

MATLAB and Simulink are now being used extensively in not only academia as a teaching aid, a learning aid and a research tool but also industry for modeling, analysis, design and rapid prototyping. As a response, Modeling, Analysis and Design of Control Systems in MATLAB and Simulink emphasizes on practical use of and problem solving in MATLAB and Simulink following the so-called MAD (modeling, analysis and design) notion. Readers can not only learn the control concepts and problem solving methods but also coding skills by following the numerous inline MATLAB scripts, functions, reproducible examples as well as chapter-end Problems. The book service website contains Solution Manual, 1,000 plus teaching/learning PPTs, and all related codes used in the book for reproducing the examples.Modeling, Analysis and Design of Control Systems in MATLAB and Simulink has 12 chapters organized in 5 parts: Foundation, Modeling, Analysis, Design and Rapid Prototyping. Each chapter ends with Problems section. This book can be used as a reference text in the introductory control course for undergraduates in all engineering schools. The coverage of topics is broad, yet balanced, and it should provide a solid foundation for the subsequent control engineering practice in both industry and research institutes. This book will be a good desktop reference for control engineers and many codes and tools in this book may be directly applicable in real world problem solving.

Drones For Dummies (Paperback): Mark LaFay Drones For Dummies (Paperback)
Mark LaFay 1
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The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. * Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs * Properly set up and fly a drone * Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera * Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.

Multi-Stage and Multi-Time Scale Feedback Control of Linear Systems with Applications to Fuel Cells (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019):... Multi-Stage and Multi-Time Scale Feedback Control of Linear Systems with Applications to Fuel Cells (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Verica Radisavljevic-Gajic, Milos Milanovic, Patrick Rose
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This book provides a comprehensive study of multi-stage and multi-time scale design of feedback controllers for linear dynamic systems. It examines different types of controllers as can be designed for different parts of the system (subsystems) using corresponding feedback gains obtained by performing calculations (design) only with subsystem (reduced-order) matrices.The advantages of the multi-stage/multi-time scale design are presented and conditions for implementation of these controllers are established. Complete derivations and corresponding design techniques are presented for two-stage/two-time-scale, three-stage/three-time scale, and four-stage/four-time-scale systems. The techniques developed have potential applications to a large number of real physical systems. The design techniques are demonstrated on examples of mathematical models of fuel cells, especially the proton exchange membrane fuel cell.

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