Industrial Motor Control, 6th Edition

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  • Stephen Herman Retired, Lee College, Baytown, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 1435442393  |  ISBN-13: 9781435442399
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 1999, 1993
  • © 2010 | Published
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The new and updated 6th edition of Industrial Motor Control is the most comprehensive revision of the book since it was published over 20 years ago. With crucial, up-to-date information on basic relay control systems, programmable logic controllers, and solid state devices commonly found in an industrial setting, this book is a must have. It presents easy-to-follow instructions and the essential information for controlling industrial motors, along with commonly used devices in contemporary industrial settings. Coverage is thorough in scope, successfully bridging the gap between industrial maintenance and instrumentation. Readers will gain a fundamental understanding of the operation of variable frequency drives, solid state relays, and other applications that employ electronic devices.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapters have been completely re-arranged to allow for easy transitioning from topic to topic
  • Updated accompanying workbook and laboratory manual have been updated to now contain worksheets that cover subjects that range from Ohm’s Law to the design of motor control circuits.
  • short units of instruction allow readers to completely digest and absorb one topic before proceeding to the next
  • new photos demonstrate more state-of-the-art equipment, while updated diagrams and illustrations help readers quickly identify components as well as understand how they relate to one another
  • many circuits are explained with step-by-step sequences that help readers learn the concepts and applications of control logic

Table of Contents

1. General Principles of Motor Control.
2. Symbols and Schematic Diagrams.
3. Manual Starters.
4. Overload Relays.
5. Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters.
6. The Control Transformer.
7. Timing Relays.
8. Pressure Switches and Sensors.
9. Float Switches.
10. Flow Switches and Sensors.
11. Limit Switches.
12. Phase Failure Relays.
13. Solenoid and Motor Operated Valves.
14. Temperature Sensing Devices.
15. Hall Effect Sensors.
16. Proximity Detectors.
17. Photodetectors.
18. Basic Control Circuits.
19. Schematics and Wiring Diagrams.
20. Timed Starting for Three Motors (Circuit #2).
21. Float Switch Control of a Pump and Pilot Lights (Circuit #3).
22. Developing a Wiring Diagram (Circuit #1).
23. Developing a Wiring Diagram (Circuit #2).
24. Developing a Wiring Diagram (Circuit #3).
25. Reading Large Schematic Diagrams.
26. Installing Control Systems.
27. Hand-Off Automatic Controls.
28. Multiple Pushbutton Stations.
29. Forward-Reverse Control.
30. Jogging and Inching.
31. Sequence Control.
32. DC Motors.
33. Starting methods for DC Motors.
34. Solid-State DC Drives.
35. Stepping Motors.
36. The Motor and Starting Methods.
37. Resistor and Reactor Starting for AC Motors.
38. Autotransformer Starting.
39. Wye-Delta Starting.
40. Part Winding Starters.
41. Consequent Pole Motors.
42. Variable Voltage and Magnetic Clutches.
43. Braking.
44. Wound Rotor Induction Motors.
45. Synchronous Motors.
46. Variable Frequency Control.
47. Motor Installation.
48. Developing Control Circuits.
49. Troubleshooting.
50. Digital Logic.
51. The Bounceless Switch.
52. Start-Stop Pushbutton Control.
53. Programmable Logic Controllers.
54. Programming a PLC.
55. Analog Sensing for Programmable Controllers.
56. Semiconductors.
57. The PN Junction.
58. The Zener Diode.
59. The Transistor.
60. The Unijunction Transistor.
61. The SCR.
62. The Diac.
63. The Triac.
64. The 555 Timer.
65. The Operational Amplifier.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Stephen Herman

Stephen L. Herman is a retired electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. A seasoned author, his reader-friendly textbooks on electricity and mathematics are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman was lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. His additional publications include ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.