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This section covers guides related to automation and control systems as well as information technologies that will help you to reduce the need for human work in the production of goods and services.

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Fundamentals of automation technology

Automation technology is a crossover discipline that uses knowledge and scientific methods from mechanical, electrical, production and structural engineering and numerous other technical sciences. According to DIN 19223, an automatic… Read more

Released on Nov 28, 2015

Fundamentals of automation technology - Technical book

Lessons in industrial instrumentation

Instrumentation is the science of automated measurement and control. Applications of this science abound in modern research, industry, and everyday living. From automobile engine control systems to home thermostats to… Read more

Released on Aug 22, 2015

Lessons in industrial instrumentation

Guide to Design of Industrial Control Panels

“Industrial Control Panels for General Application and Industrial Control Panels for Industrial Machinery for the North American Market” is a guide written by panel builders for panel builders. The information… Read more

Released on Jul 30, 2015

Guide to Design of Industrial Control Panels

AC motor selection and application guide

A power system can be either single-phase or polyphase. Figure 1 illustrates single-phase power, which is most commonly found in homes, rural areas and in small commercial establishments. A polyphase… Read more

Released on Dec 27, 2014

AC motor selection and application guide // by General Electric

IEC Low Voltage Motors Guide

This guide provides basic information about IEC low voltage motors. In this context, low voltage refers to motors that operate at voltages less than 1 000 V and produce a… Read more

Released on Nov 28, 2014

IEC Low Voltage Motors Guide by ABB (Basic technical information about low voltage standard motors)

The Motor Book

Welcome! This motor book will provide you with a wealth of information about electrical motors, how they work, what they can be used for, and so on. But before we… Read more

Released on Jun 07, 2014

The motor book

Industrial automation – engineering pocket guide

Plant design (process plant design, powerplant design, etc.) refers to the automation technologies, work practices and business rules supporting the design and engineering of process and power plants. Such plants… Read more

Released on Sep 14, 2013

Industrial Automation - Engineering Pocket Guide

Basics for Practical Operation – Motor Protection

In line with applicable standards, every motor manufacturer guarantees that critical machine parts remain within the permissible temperature range during rated operation and that short-term overloads do not damage the… Read more

Released on Feb 16, 2013


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