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Control System Design Guide. Edition No. 4

  • Book
  • 520 Pages
  • August 2016
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 2088838
Control Systems Design Guide has helped thousands of engineers to improve machine performance. This fourth edition of the practical guide has been updated with cutting-edge control design scenarios, models and simulations enabling apps from battlebots to solar collectors.

This useful reference enhances coverage of practical applications via the inclusion of new control system models, troubleshooting tips, and expanded coverage of complex systems requirements, such as increased speed, precision and remote capabilities, bridging the gap between the complex, math-heavy control theory taught in formal courses, and the efficient implementation required in real industry settings.

George Ellis is Director of Technology Planning and Chief Engineer of Servo Systems at Kollmorgen Corporation, a leading provider of motion systems and components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. He has designed an applied motion control systems professionally for over 30 years He has written two well-respected books with Academic Press, Observers in Control Systems and Control System Design Guide, now in its fourth edition. He has contributed articles on the application of controls to numerous magazines, including Machine Design, Control Engineering, Motion Systems Design, Power Control and Intelligent Motion, and Electronic Design News.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Controls 2. The Frequency Domain 3. Tuning a Control System 4. Delay in Digital Controllers 5. The z-Domain 6. Six Types of Controllers 7. Disturbance Response 8. Feed-Forward 9. Filters in Control Systems 10. Introduction to Observers in Control Systems 11. Introduction to Modeling 12. Nonlinear Behavior and Time Variation 13. Model Development and Verification 14. Encoders and Resolvers 15. Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive 16. Compliance and Resonance 17. Position-Control Loops 18. Using the Luenberger Observer in Motion Control 19. Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) for a Motion System


Ellis, George George Ellis has worked in product development for 35 years. He first experienced the concept of continuous improvement two decades ago through the Danaher Corporation, one of the world's foremost lean thinking companies. Danaher transformed itself in the 1980s, modeling its Danaher Business System (DBS) on the Toyota Production System. Ellis has had numerous leadership roles at Danaher, including Vice President of Global Engineering for X-Rite from 2015 to 2018.
In 2019, Ellis joined Envista Holdings Corporation, a new spin-off from Danaher for the dental industry, as Vice President of Innovation. There he spends every day immersed in lean knowledge work, deploying, improving, and sustaining new product development workflows in EBS, Envista's brand of lean knowledge. He also wrote Project Management for Product Development, Control System Design Guide (4th edition), and Observers in Control Systems, all from Elsevier.