Solenoid Control, Testing, and Servicing: A Handy Reference for Engineers and Technicians

Paperback | January 1, 2013

byRobert Haney

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A WORKBENCH-READY, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO SOLENOID DEVICES

Learn how to design, troubleshoot, and maintain high-performance solenoid-based devices. Featuring photos, diagrams, charts, graphs, and schematics, this convenient handbook combines basic theory with control and testing methods encompassing a wide range of product configurations. Find out how to assess environmentalfactors, analyze components, maximize efficiency, and implement reliable controls. Solenoid Control, Testing, and Servicing offers extensive details on adding feedback and "smart solenoid control" to your circuits.

Coverage includes:

  • Electrical and electromagnetic principles
  • Resistance, inductance, and turns testing
  • Actuator and valve requirements
  • Clutch/brake and contactor/relay tests
  • AC and DC voltage control
  • Coil-back EMF and contact arc suppression
  • Voltage, current, and peak-andhold control
  • Linear and PWM proportional control
  • Feedback and closed-loop techniques

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A WORKBENCH-READY, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO SOLENOID DEVICESLearn how to design, troubleshoot, and maintain high-performance solenoid-based devices. Featuring photos, diagrams, charts, graphs, and schematics, this convenient handbook combines basic theory with control and testing methods encompassing a wide range of product configura...

Robert M. Haney, PE, is an electrical engineering consultant and adjunct instructor with nearly 40 years’ experience in the design, application, and field support of electronic controls and test equipment with United Technologies, Caterpillar, Delco Electronics, and other companies. He has taught at several institutions, including Embr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 8.8 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071789693

ISBN - 13:9780071789691

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART I: Testing
CH 1: Testing of Solenoid Coils
CH 2: Testing of Solenoid Actuators
CH 3: Testing of Solenoid Valves
CH 4: Proportional Solenoid Actuators and Valves
CH 5: Testing of Clutches and Brakes
CH 6: Testing of Contactors and Relays
PART II: Electronic Controls
CH 7: DC/AC Voltage and Current Control
CH 8: Coil Back EMF Suppression and Contact Arc Suppression
CH 9: Peak-and-Hold Control
CH 10: Proportional Control (Linear/PWM/PhaseControl)
CH 11: Adding Feedback - Position, Force, Pressure, Flow, and Other Sensors