Over the last two decades, fieldbus has totally revolutionized the way communication takes place in the fields of process control, automation, and manufacturing industries. Recent introduction of real-time fieldbuses has opened up its application in multi-axis motor control and other time-critical applications. Fieldbus is designed to ensure easy interoperability, smarter network designs, increased data availability, and lessened stress on the design aspects of safety protocols.
This second edition of Fieldbus and Networking in Process Automation discusses the different facets of fieldbus technology including design, wiring, installation, and commissioning as well as safety aspects in hostile application areas.
Explains basic communication principles and networking-a must for understanding fieldbuses
Considers the advantages and shortcomings of individual fieldbuses
Provides a broad spectrum of different fieldbuses used in both process control and manufacturing industries in a precise and to-the-point manner
Introduces Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, SERCOS III, Powerlink, and Profinet IRT, which are mostly sought after in control and automation fields
Discusses hard real-time communication in a succinct manner-so essential in today's multi-axis motor control systems
Updates and streamlines the extra details from the original book to make it more concise and reader friendly
Sunit Kumar Sen, a member of IET, holds advanced degrees from St Xavier's College and University of Calcutta, both in Kolkata, India. He was an ex-professor in the Instrumentation Engineering section of the Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta, and taught courses in digital electronics, communication, industrial instrumentation, microprocessors, electrical networks, and fieldbuses. He was the head of the Department of Applied Physics and University Science Instrumentation Center from 2008-2010 at the University of Calcutta. Previously, he was assistant manager, instrumentation (oprn.) at the Bokaro Steel Plant, Jharkhand, India, under the Steel Authority of India (SAIL). He has already written four books in the areas of instrumentation, microprocessors, and industrial automation technologies. He has been published in approximately 70 national and international journals and conferences.