Practical Industrial Data Networks
Design, Installation and Troubleshooting
- Steve Mackay, CPEng BSc (ElecEng), BSc (Hons), MBA, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia
- Edwin Wright, MIPENZ, BSc (Hons), BSc (Elec Eng), Senior Staff Engineer for IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
- Deon Reynders, Pr Eng, BSc (ElecEng) (Hons), MBA, Senior Staff Engineer, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
- John Park, ASD, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia
Professional engineers: control engineers in industry, design engineers, test engineers, network installers and network support engineers; specialist students: industrial electronics, control engineering, data communications; control and instrumentation engineers; industrial system integrators; students taking electronics or computing degree courses; electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers and technicians wishing to understand the essentials of troubleshooting industrial data communications systems.
- Published: February 2004
- Imprint: NEWNES
- ISBN: 978-0-7506-5807-2
"The title of this book describes the contents fot a T. Each chapter covers a specific standart, protocol or type of equipment or hardware. The chapters tend to cover the same topics in a similar order, making the book as a whole consistent and reinforcing. It also makes it easy for the reader to compare the same section of different chapters. For example, you could compare the information on the ProfiBus application layer, 13.2.3, to the information on the Fieldbus application layer, 14.4. Each chapter focuses on description and troubleshooting and includes many diagrams to clarify and reinforce the text... Because of its practical nature and accessible style, Practical Industrial Data Networks could be used for almost anyone working with networked data on an industrial scale. It is the sort of book that any institute of higher learning, from a community college to a four year university, should have on hand to support its computer science, information technology, engineering and technology departments. Similarly, any business running an industrial data network will find this book a useful reference guide." E-Streams Vol. 7, No. 11 - November 2004