Reference / Text Books in Industrial Automation / Process Automation


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Shantanu Apte

As Industrial Automation / Process Automation is combination of many disciplines like mechanical, electrical, electronics, instrumentation, computer, physics, mathematics... it is difficult to say what it is and what it is not !

Can anybody suggest good books (either reference or text) that deal with PLC, servo, AC/DC Drives, CNCs, SCADA, DCS etc. etc. from beginning to advanced stage?


David W. Spitzer

For variable speed drives, consider my book:

Variable Speed Drives: Principles and Applications for Energy Cost Savings

It is available through ISA (919.549.8411 or


David W Spitzer, PE
Copperhill and Pointer, Inc. (phone/fax)