Intended for students and technicians who require an overview of industrial automation components, systems, and process controls, this new text provides a blend of principles and applications found in the modern world of manufacturing. Included are PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), sensors; communication devices, CNC programming fundamentals, robotics, and process control systems. Installation, troubleshooting, and servicing procedures have been added to give the technician the practical background companies seek today. Some of the key features include: Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals, wiring, and programming of PLCs. Hundreds of illustrations, many from real-world industry sources, provide visual support for the discussions. A CD with a version of LogixPro software is included to give the reader an opportunity to work with PLC and simulation software. An entire chapter is devoted to safety, and readers are encouraged throughout to follow safe work practices.Stenerson, Jon is the author of 'Industrial Automation and Process Control', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130330307 and ISBN 0130330302.