More Details about Mechatronics: Mechanical System Interfacing

General Information  
Author(s)David M Auslander and Carl J Kempf
Edition1st Edition
Publish YearDecember 2015


For senior/graduate courses in Mechatronics and Mechanical System Interfacing.Using a practical engineering perspective and a hands-on approach, this text explores the critical interface technology necessary for the electronic control of mechanical systems. Written from the perspective of engineers expert in target mechanical systems, it provides concise coverage of signal and power level electronics as well as the instruments and actuators most successfully used in the interface between mechanical systems and control computers. Salient Features • considers the mechanical interface from the perspective of the application. • covers digital electronics — both combinational (Boolean) and sequential — and analog electronics through operational amplifiers (op-amps). • explores the interface of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, including sigma-delta technology — technologies that deal with information and signals. • discusses major mechanical instruments and actuators — DC and stepping motors and mechanical instrumentation — e.g., encoders, resolvers, Hall effect, and the sensor technologies. o prepares students for systems they will find in manufacturing and industrial applications. • shows how to control the flow of electrical power (in a chapter on power amplifiers). • contains open-ended exercises and problems that require lab work for their solution.