American Technical Society, Chicago IL 1957; 261 pages, index; photographs, illustrations.
Condition: Very Good yellow & brown cloth hardcover in Good brown, black & white dustjacket and clear acetate glassine jacket protector. Jacket rubbed & scuffed, some edgewear & chipping. Binding sound & square, pages clean, unmarked. Profusely illustrated with black & white photographs throughout the sections on automation in various industries; most photos with call-outs labelling parts of the machinery and operations etc. Metal industries covered.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, 1960's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, General Histories and References, Human-Computer Interaction, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item DescriptionIncludes Sections on -- what is automation, the problems etc; Automatic Controls -- types of control devices;
Electronic Computers or giant brains; Coordinated data processing systems; use of tape and punched card controls; an automatic production system; Pneumatic control devices; Hydraulic control devices;
Electric and Electronic Control devices -- servomechanisms; time controls; control of work handling and processing; electronic machine control for multiple tools; electronic duplicators;
Automation in Materials handling and assembly; automation in production of metals; metal casting processes; mechanical working of metals; pressworking of metals; metal cutting; heat-treating; metal joining ops; inspection and quality control automation (each of the preceding are sections with multiple chapters).
'A truly practical work devoted to the exciting new industrial process of Automation... begins with the basic principles -- 'self-regulation', 'negative feedback', the theory of the 'closed loop' etc...' (from the jacket flap).