In a clear and readable style, Bill Bolton addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. Unlike the majority of books in this field, only a minimal prior knowledge of mathematical methods is assumed. The book focuses on providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form, complimented by an outline of the mathematics that would be required to progress to more advanced levels of study. Taking a highly practical approach, Bill Bolton combines underpinning theory with numerous case studies and applications throughout, to enable t...
Manufacturing Technology for Higher Technicians provides an overview of the common manufacturing processes. The book is particularly concerned with the proper selection of manufacturing process. The text first covers costing, and then proceeds to tackling the forming processes of metals and polymers. The book then discusses output quality of a process and assembly operation. The selection will be of great use to professionals involved in a manufacturing process.
This is the introduction to PLCs for which baffled students, technicians and managers have been waiting. In this straightforward, easy-to-read guide, Bill Bolton has kept the jargon to a minimum, considered all the programming methods in the standard IEC 1131-3 - in particular ladder programming, and presented the subject in a way that is not device specific to ensure maximum applicability to courses in electronics and control systems. Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling text has been expanded with increased coverage of industrial systems and PLCs and more consideration has been given to IEC 1131-3 and all the programming methods in the standard. The new edition brings the book full...
This book gives comprehensive coverage of mechanical science for HNC/HND students taking mechanical engineering courses, including all topics likely to be covered in both years of such courses, as well as for first year undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering. It features 500 problems with answers and 200 worked examples. The third edition includes a new section on power transmission and an appendix on mathematics to help students with the basic notation of calculus and solution of differential equations.
Engineering and Commercial Functions in Business focuses on the relationship of engineering and commercial functions in business, as well as business functions, types of business, and activities of engineers in organizations. The monograph first elaborates on organizations, structure of organizations, and business functions. Discussions focus on communication interfaces, functional area activities, authority, organization structure, structuring and organization, and engineering organizations. The text also ponders on financial factors, cost elements, and budgetary control. Topics cover budgets, cost audits, preparing budgets, flexible budgets, elements of manufacturing costs, direct material and overhead costs, operational costs, and financial factors. The manuscript takes a look at forecasting and inventory control, including uses of forecasting, opinion gathering, correlation with related variables, economic order quantities, and finished good stocks. The text is a valuable source of information for researchers interested in engineering and commercial functions in business.
Production Technology: Processes, Materials, and Planning focuses on manufacturing processes used with metals and polymers, materials used in engineering, and production planning and cost accounting. The publication first takes a look at the forming processes of metals and polymers, including polymer materials, surface finishes, metal removal, cutting and grinding, powder technique, manipulative processes, and casting. The manuscript then examines assembly operations and automation. Topics include assembly processes for metals and plastics, assembly operations, robotics, numerical control of machine tools, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacture. The text ponders on the properties and structure of metals and structure of alloys. Discussions focus on solidification, precipitation, non-equilibrium conditions, plastic deformation of metals, cold working, cast and wrought products, effect of grain size on properties, and crystals. The publication then elaborates on ferrous alloys, non-metals, production planning and control, quality control, and work design. The manuscript is a vital reference for readers wanting to explore production technology.
Working through this student-centred text readers will be brought up to speed with the modelling of control systems using Laplace, and given a solid grounding of the pivotal role of control systems across the spectrum of modern engineering. A clear, readable text is supported by numerous worked example and problems. * Key concepts and techniques introduced through applications * Introduces mathematical techniques without assuming prior knowledge * Written for the latest vocational and undergraduate courses