This publication uses plentiful illustrations and transparent, no-nonsense factors to supply a primary figuring out of contemporary computerized regulate platforms and commercial electronics. it's logically equipped, taking readers on a "virtual trip" via a customary regulate method, beginning with an creation, then relocating directly to speak about uncomplicated parts, sensors, wiring, vehicles, motor keep watch over circuits, and mechanical elements. on the end, those sensible elements are "put jointly" through discussing keep watch over innovations and controller varieties, together with Programmable common sense Controllers. The textual content is either modern and complete in scope, with supplemental info on quite a few easy utilized physics and mechanical thoughts, comparable to linear and rotational movement, springs, friction, gears, levers, warmth move, and effort move no longer present in different books in its type. electronic controllers and ideas are brought early and referenced in the course of the booklet. Analog suggestions also are incorporated. This version positive aspects new fabric on electronic "panel mount" controllers, differential gears, the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), ultrasonic proximity sensors, inductive proximity sensors, ultrasonic move sensors, and cascade keep an eye on. details has additionally been additional to higher deal with such themes as AC variable frequency motor drives, PID regulate, and the AS-I sensor manufacturing unit community.