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Electrician's Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems: Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance / Edition 1

Electrician's Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems: Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance / Edition 1

by Albert F. Cutter Sr.
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Complete Coverage of Control and Monitoring Systems

Written by a veteran electrician with more than 40 years' experience, this practical guide walks you through the ladder diagrams and control devices of networked monitoring systems. Electrician's Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems focuses on installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance and includes coverage of the 2008 National Electrical Code.

Electrician's Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems contains:

  • Detailed drawings
  • Step-by-step explanations of drawings
  • Information on networks used in the field
  • Drawings available online

Ladder diagrams are broken down and rebuilt, making it easy to understand the symbols and language used in them. Hundreds of product photos and line drawings illustrate key details presented in the book, and additional drawings are available online. Essential for electrical contractors, electricians, and maintenance workers, this on-the-job resource also contains information on networks used in the field.

Foreword by Michael I. Callanan, Executive Director, National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC).

Drawings available at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071700610
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2010
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,200,608
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Albert F. Cutter, Sr. is owner and CEO of Intuitive Technologies, Inc. and GMP of AppsDev LLC. A Union Electrician member of Local 456 IBEW for over forty years, he has extensive experience working on control systems and automation. He has taught in the apprenticeship program and college level courses on production control.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 Ladder Diagrams 1

Emergency Power Off (EPO) System Ladder Diagram 3

EPO Procedure 19

Punch Press 20

Punch Press Procedure 28

Chapter 2 Input Devices 31

Push Buttons and Selector Switches 32

Automatic Float Switch 60

Pressure Switch 62

Temperature Switch 65

Photoelectric Sensor 68

Inductive Proximity Sensors 71

Capacitive Proximity Sensors 74

Limit Switches 77

Chapter 3 Output Devices 81

Relays 82

Open Frame Relay 83

Heavy-Duty Industrial Relays 85

Sealed Relay (Ice Cube) 87

Latching Relays 90

Timing Relays 92

Solid-State Relays 94

Solid-State Timer Relays 97

Shunt Trip Breaker 99

Three-Phase Motor Starter 100

Chapter 4 Monitoring Systems 103

Programmable Logic Controllers 104

Monitoring and Control Modules 105

RS-232 Introduction and Specifications 106

RS-485 Introduction and Specifications 114

Modbus Introduction and Specifications 122

Kilowatt Meter 126

Ethernet Introduction and Specifications 127

Universal Serial Bus 129

Chapter 5 Terminology and Definitions 131

Appendix A Motor Control—3 Phase 143

Appendix B Ladder Diagrams 145

Appendix C DGH Corporation Modules 155

Appendix D Electrical Control Symbols 167

Index 189

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