Industrial Motor Control

  • AUTHOR: Stephen Herman
  • ISBN-13: 9781133691808 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 576 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 7th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2005, 1999
  • ©2014     Published
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About The Product

INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROL 7E is an integral part of any electrician training. Comprehensive and up to date, this book provides your students with crucial information on basic relay control systems, programmable logic controllers, and solid state devices commonly found in an industrial setting. Written by a highly qualified and respected author, your students will find easy-to-follow instructions and essential information on controlling industrial motors and commonly used devices in contemporary industry. INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROL 7E successfully bridges the gap between industrial maintenance and instrumentation, giving your students a fundamental understanding of the operation of variable frequency drives, solid state relays, and other applications that employ electronic devices.


  • Contains chapters that are arranged to allow your students to easily transition from topic to topic.
  • Has short units of instruction that allow your students to completely digest and absorb one topic before proceeding to the next.
  • Contains photos that demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment and diagrams and illustrations that help your students quickly identify components as well as understand how they relate to one another.
  • Includes the explanation of many circuits with step-by-step sequences so that your students learn the concepts and applications of control logic.

About the Contributor

  • Stephen Herman

    Stephen L. Herman is a retired electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. A seasoned author, his reader-friendly textbooks on electricity and mathematics are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman was lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. His additional publications include ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.

Table of Contents

1. General Principles of Motor Control.
2. Symbols and Schematic Diagrams.
3. Manual Starters.
4. Overload Relays.
5. Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters.
6. The Control Transformer.
7. Timing Relays.
8. Pressure Switches and Sensors.
9. Float Switches.
10. Flow Switches and Sensors.
11. Limit Switches.
12. Phase Failure Relays.
13. Solenoid and Motor Operated Valves.
14. Temperature Sensing Devices.
15. Hall Effect Sensors.
16. Proximity Detectors.
17. Photodetectors.
18. Basic Control Circuits.
19. Schematics and Wiring Diagrams.
20. Timed Starting for Three Motors (Circuit #2).
21. Float Switch Control of a Pump and Pilot Lights (Circuit #3).
22. Developing a Wiring Diagram (Circuit #1).
23. Developing a Wiring Diagram (Circuit #2).
24. Developing a Wiring Diagram (Circuit #3).
25. Reading Large Schematic Diagrams.
26. Installing Control Systems.
27. Hand-Off Automatic Controls.
28. Multiple Pushbutton Stations.
29. Forward-Reverse Control.
30. Jogging and Inching.
31. Sequence Control.
32. DC Motors.
33. Starting methods for DC Motors.
34. Solid-State DC Drives.
35. Stepping Motors.
36. The Motor and Starting Methods.
37. Resistor and Reactor Starting for AC Motors.
38. Autotransformer Starting.
39. Wye-Delta Starting.
40. Part Winding Starters.
41. Consequent Pole Motors.
42. Variable Voltage and Magnetic Clutches.
43. Braking.
44. Wound Rotor Induction Motors.
45. Synchronous Motors.
46. Variable Frequency Control.
47. Motor Installation.
48. Developing Control Circuits.
49. Troubleshooting.
50. Digital Logic.
51. The Bounceless Switch.
52. Start-Stop Pushbutton Control.
53. Programmable Logic Controllers.
54. Programming a PLC.
55. Analog Sensing for Programmable Controllers.
56. Semiconductors.
57. The PN Junction.
58. The Zener Diode.
59. The Transistor.
60. The Unijunction Transistor.
61. The SCR.
62. The Diac.
63. The Triac.
64. The 555 Timer.
65. The Operational Amplifier.

New to this Edition

  • Contains updated illustrations and additional review questions.
  • Has extended coverage of electronic timers.
  • Includes extended coverage concerning the installation of control systems.
  • Includes extended coverage of motor nameplate data.
  • Contains a new chapter on light-emitting-diodes and photodiodes.