Control System Design Guide

Control System Design Guide : Using Your Computer to Understand and Diagnose Feedback Controllers

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Control Systems Design Guide has helped thousands of engineers to improve machine performance. This fourth edition of the practical guide has been updated with cutting-edge control design scenarios, models and simulations enabling apps from battlebots to solar collectors. This useful reference enhances coverage of practical applications via the inclusion of new control system models, troubleshooting tips, and expanded coverage of complex systems requirements, such as increased speed, precision and remote capabilities, bridging the gap between the complex, math-heavy control theory taught in formal courses, and the efficient implementation required in real industry settings. George Ellis is Director of Technology Planning and Chief Engineer of Servo Systems at Kollmorgen Corporation, a leading provider of motion systems and components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. He has designed an applied motion control systems professionally for over 30 years He has written two well-respected books with Academic Press, Observers in Control Systems and Control System Design Guide, now in its fourth edition.
He has contributed articles on the application of controls to numerous magazines, including Machine Design, Control Engineering, Motion Systems Design, Power Control and Intelligent Motion, and Electronic Design News.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 195.58 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 1,043.26g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • Approx. 350 illustrations
  • 0123859204
  • 9780123859204
  • 2,116,396

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"This is a book for those who design or tune servo loops and have pressing questions. It is refreshingly different from other texts for what it doesn't do: teaching a grand theory and let readers figure out on their own how to use it. The author has this uncanny sense of what's on his readers' mind, and the patience and compassion to help them find the answers. For example, time and again he'd remind them where they are and where they are going with a subject, so they don't get lost; in addition, he either avoids jargon or, when he can't, breaks it down. I also find the new addition in this edition, rapid control prototyping for a motion system, both timely and useful in smoothing the transition from simulation to an embedded, hardware solution." -Zhiqiang Gao, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Control Technologies,Cleveland State University
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Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Important Safety Guidelines for Readers Chapter 1. Introduction to Controls Chapter 2. The Frequency Domain Chapter 3. Tuning a Control System Chapter 4. Delay in Digital Controllers Chapter 5. The z-Domain Chapter 6. Six Types of Controllers Chapter 7. Disturbance Response Chapter 8. Feed-Forward Chapter 9. Filters in Control Systems Chapter 10. Introduction to Observers in Control Systems Chapter 11. Introduction to Modeling Chapter 12. Nonlinear Behavior and Time Variation Chapter 13. Model Development and Verification Chapter 14. Encoders and Resolvers Chapter 15. Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive Chapter 16. Compliance and Resonance Chapter 17. Position-Control Loops Chapter 18. Using the Luenberger Observer in Motion Control Chapter 19. Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) for a Motion System
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About Ellis

George Ellis is Vice President European Engineering at Kollmorgen Corporation, a leading provider of precision motion systems around the globe. For 30 years he has worked in product development including leading product development projects, designing development processes, and creating portfolio management systems. He has also written two well-respected books with Elsevier, Control System Design Guide, now in its fourth edition, and Observers in Control Systems. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, including Electronic Design News, Machine Design, Control Engineering, Motion Systems Design, and Power Control and Intelligent Motion.
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