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Automated Manufacturing Systems

AuthorHugh Jack Entered2002-07-01 14:03:09 by barik
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SubjectT.K - Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
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Simple and to the Point
by Ryan Scott on 2004-10-05 15:47:42, review #425
better than 80%
This text, written by Dr. Hugh Jack, has high goals and still seems to be in a state of constant revision. As it stands, it has many grammatical errors and sentence structure problems. There are also many sections that have a very prelminary feel to them, and there are some unclear explanations. However, if you are not new to the field and are familiar with the topics, the text should be easier to follow. There are some explanations that are positively terrific compared to published sources of information that will cost you hundreds of dollars. The text utilizes Linux in some parts and promotes the use of open source software to model PLCs and manufacturing systems; this opens up the door for open-minded exploration of general programming in a systems level language, which I believe is fantastic. It also helps to ingrain topics and promotes exploration into various open source projects in the realm of system control. Hopefully Dr. Jack will update the book, finish it, and have it edited by a competent engineer. Meanwhile, I highly recommend this book if you have to manage people who use PLCs or if you are creating automated systems yourself.

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