Industrial Control parts kit teaches the basics of industrial process control. The text may be purchased in printed form or may be downloaded for free from our web site. The curriculum covers the use of mechanical and digital switches (using a fan as a tachometer), process control with on-off, differential gap, and PID (using a desktop heating system). The text has several realistic low-voltage examples, and demonstrates the same concepts using high voltage.
Parallax's new Industrial Control 1.1 is an improved educational tutorial for process control. The new 1.1 version has improved explanations and additional chapters on time-stamping data and datalogging.
The 264-page industrial control text is an educational tutorial on process control with the BASIC Stamp microcontroller. Methods of process control (on-off, differential gap, proportional-integral-derivative) are demonstrated in detail using a simple desktop heater system consisting of a film canister with a temperature sensor (LM34 probe) and a heat (1/2 watt 47 ohm resistor). Heating drive is altered to demonstrate each concept. A fan provides an external disturbance to the closed-loop system. The use of high-voltage electricity to achieve the same concepts is also explained using solid-state relays. A key benefit of the text is that it uses StampPlot Lite as a graphic and datalogging utility for each experiment. Industrial Control was written by Marty Hebel and Will Devenport, two instructors from Southern Illinois University.
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Industrial Control Text (.pdf)
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