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Low Cost Automation 1992 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080417165

Low Cost Automation 1992, Volume 13

1st Edition

Techniques, Components and Instruments, Applications

Authors: P. Albertos Peter Kopacek
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080417165
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 26th November 1993
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Table of Contents

Section headings and selected papers: Plenary Papers. Low-cost factory automation (P. Kopacek). Theory. Regulating characteristics of exact model matching (K. Ichikawa). Signal Processing. Low cost signal sampling using local integrals (M.D. Van Der Laan et al.). Modelling and CAD. A guide to the design of a digital controller (R. Caccia, A. De Carli). Sensors. Sensor actuator to control the temperature effects into a system based on a quartz crystal (J. Arguelles et al.). Adaptive Controllers. A PC-based real-time generalized predictive controller (A.P. De Madrid et al.). Robotics. A low cost production line inspection system (K. Warwick et al.). Process Control Applications. Application of variable-structure control to air-conditioning systems (N.E. Gough et al.). Intelligent Controllers. Self-organizing fuzzy controller with neural network (L. Juriŝica, M. Sedlacek). PLC Design. Real-time supervision by a Grafcet algorithm (R.F. Garcia). Computer Systems. Intelligent fault diagnosis of the ICATS (Xu Lina, Deng Zhenglong). Drivers. Comparative study of dedicated motion-control processors (E. Bertran et al.). Applications (Miscellaneous). Supervision issues in semiautogenous grinding (A. Cipriano et al.). Author index. Keyword index.

Numerous illus., 7 half-tones.


The main aim of this symposium was to bring together end-users and control system specialists to evaluate the possibilities for improvement of techniques, design procedures, components and instruments to encourage low cost automation; considering not only economic aspects but also improvements in productivity, reliability, flexibility and ease-of-application. Special emphasis was placed on small and medium sized enterprises. The technical sessions dealt with topics from process automation as well as from manufacturing automation.


Control system specialists and end-users with an interest in the application of low cost automation, especially in small and medium sized enterprises


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About the Authors

P. Albertos

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Peter Kopacek

Affiliations and Expertise

Vienna University of Technology, IHRT, Favoritenstrasse, Vienna, Austria