Control System Components

M D. Desai


The purpose of this book is to acquaint the student
with the engineering principles and fundamental
characteristics of a number of components used in the
implementation of many types of control systems. The
operation of each component is discussed and explained
in detail in order to illustrate the function and action
of each component in the composite system. Examples
are used wherever possible to illustrate the principles
discussed. Diagrammatic illustrations are used profusely
throughout the book to make the descriptive text
interesting and self-explanatory.
Although a large number of books dealing with the
theory of control engineering are available, most of them
do not deal with the varied range of components used
in modern control systems. This book is an attempt to
fill this need. It comprehensively covers many typical
components of primary interest to the control-system
engineer. A number of different types of electrical,
electromechanical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic
control devices, which form integral parts of open-loop
and closed-loop control systems, have been presented
to enable the students to understand all the types of
control systems or equipment that they may encounter
in different fields of industry.
This book is especially designed to cater to the need
of a one-semester course in Control System Components,
particularly for the undergraduate students of
Instrumentation and Control Engineering. It will also
be a highly useful text for the students of Electrical
Engineering and Mechanical Engineering during their
study of the theory of Control Engineering. This book
will teach them about the components required to build
practical control systems.

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