Unlike other technician-level volumes, Modern Industrial Electronics doesn't limit its presentation to isolated devices or individual circuits, but strongly emphasizes the need for readers to study and understand complete, real industrial systems as they exist in industry. It thoroughly examines a wide variety of systems--from PLCs to industrial robots--and includes a wealth of background information regarding the economic importance and/or environmental impact of the production process involved in the system. And, because things will go wrong in any real system, the text includes many opportunities throughout for readers to practice determining probable causes for system failures, and deciding upon specific steps to take to correct the problems. The Transistor Switch as a Decision-Maker. Transistor Switches in Memory and Counting Applications. Programmable Controllers. SCRs. UJTs. TRIACs and other Thyristors. An Industrial Automated Welding System. Special Uses of Op Amps. Feedback Systems and Servo Mechanisms. Input Transducers—Measuring Devices. Final Correcting Devices and Amplifiers. Wound-Rotor DC Motors. Non-Traditional DC Motors. AC Motors. Three Examples of Closed-Loop Industrial Systems. Motor Speed Control Systems. Telemetry. Closed-Loop Control with an On-Line Memory. Industrial Robots. Safety. For anyone interested in Industrial Electronics, Industrial Process Control, Industrial Machinery, and Industrial Automation.