Sensors for Mechatronics
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field combining Mechanical, Electronic, Computer, and other Engineering fields to develop intelligent processes and products. Based on thirty years of extensive work in industry and teaching, this book provides an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics with an emphasis on understanding the physical principles and possible configurations of sensors rather than simply a discussion of particular types of sensors. Well illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and of recent and future developments, this book offers help in achieving the best solution to various kinds of sensor problems encountered in mechatronics. In a clear and detailed manner, the author reviews the major types of transducers, presents a characterization of the state-of-the-art in sensing technology and offers a view of current sensor research. This book will be a vital resource for practicing engineers and students in the field.
Sensors for Mechatronics, Second Edition, offers an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics. The emphasis lies on the operating principles’ physical background, which is illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and recent developments. Chapters discuss the general aspects of sensors, with a special section on quantities, notations and relations. In addition, the book includes a section devoted to sensor errors and error minimization that apply to most of the sensors discussed. Each subsequent chapter deals with one class of sensors, pursuing a classification according to physical principles rather than measurements.
Categories discussed include resistive, capacitive, inductive and magnetic, optical, piezoelectric and acoustic sensors. For each category of sensors, a number of applications is given. Where appropriate, a section is added on the interfacing of the sensor.
Presents a fully revised, updated edition that focuses on industrial applications
Provides comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations
Written by a recognized expert in the field with extensive experience in industry and teaching
Suitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics
Sensors for Mechatronics (Elsevier Insights) PDF
Author(s): Paul P.L. Regtien
Series: Elsevier Insights
Publisher: Elsevier, Year: 2012