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Books for Industrial Automation & Control Engineers

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When Worlds Collide in Manufacturing Operations: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 2.0 - $8700
October 10, 2011

When Worlds Collide in Manufacturing Operations: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 2.0 - $8700

Book 2.0 explains how to implement ISA-95 workflow applications in Mfg 2.0 to execute operation tasks through the MOM and physical process levels while coordinating them to streamline plant operations and align those operations with ever-changing supply chain processes. Also available as a CD

SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, 4th Edition - $119.00
October 10, 2011

SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, 4th Edition - $119.00

After completing these 15 self-study units, readers should be conversant with SCADA nomenclature and architecture, understand the basic technology of the system’s building blocks, understand its limitations, understand how it can benefit particular operations, and have a basis for selecting appropriate SCADA technology for their operational requirements.

Industrial Ethernet, 2nd Edition - $69.00
August 28, 2011

Industrial Ethernet, 2nd Edition - $69.00

This best-seller is a convenient installation, troubleshooting, and reference tool on one of the hottest topics in automation and process control. It will help you understand Ethernet and TCP/IP terminology and provide important information about industrial protocols and standards.

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EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Industrial Networks, PROFINET
Essentials of Modern Measurements and Final Elements in the Process Industry: A Guide to Design, Configuration, Installation, and Maintenance - $119.00
August 28, 2011

Essentials of Modern Measurements and Final Elements in the Process Industry: A Guide to Design, Configuration, Installation, and Maintenance - $119.00

By Gregory K McMillan
This comprehensive resource aims to increase awareness of the opportunities afforded by modern measurement instruments and final elements, and to show how to get maximum benefit from the revolution in smart technologies. It builds an understanding of the fundamental aspects of measurements, measurement instruments, and final elements for applications in the process industry.

Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know about Automation - $95.00
July 18, 2011

Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know about Automation - $95.00

Whether you are a student just starting out or are a top-level executive or manager well-versed in one domain, but have limited knowledge of the industrial automation industry, it’s easy to find yourself adrift in this evolving industry. That is where this easy-to-read book comes in; it provides a basic functional understanding in the field of industrial automation.

Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition - $99.00
June 27, 2011

Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition - $99.00

In this second edition, various problems of alarm systems are covered with precise guidance on how they come about and how to effectively correct them. It is written by individuals with vast experience in the different plants, processes, and environments requiring effective alarm management.

Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing
January 22, 2007

Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing

This handy resource defines an effective set of design patterns and rules you should know when applying the widely used ISA-88 industry standards to batch manufacturing (called the S88 design pattern) and continuous and discrete manufacturing (called the NS88 design pattern for non-stop production).

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DCS & Batch Controllers
A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition - $145.00
November 01, 2005

A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition - $145.00

A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition, has been updated and additional topics added covering custom software, control equipment structure, and continuous emissions monitoring systems to better provide the reader with comprehensive information about all major topics in the broad field of automation.

August 22, 2005

Pinto's Bundle: Pinto's Points & Automation UnPlugged

We still have a few copies of Jim Pinto's "Automation Unplugged" ($25.00), so we've bundled it with Jim's new book - "Pinto's Points - How to Win in the Automation Business" ($30.00). Get a $5.00 discount when you buy both of these books in a bundle.

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Pinto's Points - How to Win in the Automation Business
August 19, 2005

Pinto's Points - How to Win in the Automation Business

Pinto's Points covers management topics, globalization, sales and marketing, technology trends and futures, and far-out technology visions. It closes with whimsical humor and poetry which I hope you'll enjoy. It includes 174 brief "points" in 6 different parts, each introduced by an industry guru.

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Automation Unplugged - Pinto's Perspectives, Prognostications, Predictions & Poetry

Automation Unplugged - Pinto's Perspectives, Prognostications, Predictions & Poetry

If you have heard industry pundit Jim Pinto speak, or read his barbed writings or laugh-out-loud poems, or subscribe to his popular e-newsletter, you'll enjoy his new book. It's loaded with critical analysis of the changing face of industrial automation; predictions about future automation technology trends – including Pinto’s provoking prognostications on what major supplier companies will survive, and what ones won’t; the best of his articles on marketing & distribution; and his highly rated fieldbus commentary. Of course, the book also includes the best-of-the-best poems from the recognized "poet laureate of instrumentation."

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Dick Morley - Out of the Barn

Dick Morley - Out of the Barn

In typical Dick Morley fashion, the book covers eight entertaining topical sections, including Floor Level Control Systems; Industrial Computing: The Camel Has the Tent; Software: Indispensable Exasperation; Managing Manufacturing: Multi-Tasking Personified; Enhancing Corporate Wealth; Global Reports; Evaluating Entrepreneurship; and We Have Met the Enemy: They Is Us!.

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