Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Industrial Technology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

The legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur examines how both business and government organizations can harness the power of disruptive technologies.     Tom Siebel, the billionaire technologist and founder of Siebel Systems, discusses how four technologies—elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things—are fundamentally changing how business and government will operate in the 21st century. While this profound and fast-moving transformation can appear daunting to some, Siebel shows how organizations can not only survive, but thrive in the new digital landscape.   In this authoritative yet accessible book, Siebel guides readers through the technologies driving digital transformation, and demonstrates how they can strategically exploit their powerful capabilities. He shows how leading enterprises such as Enel, 3M, Royal Dutch Shell, the U.S. Department of Defense, and others are applying AI and IoT with stunning results.

  • Author: Thomas M. Siebel
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks (July 9, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology


2. PLC Programming Using RSLogix 500: A Practical Guide to Ladder Logic and the RSLogix 500 Environment

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

★ Design and Build a Program in RSLogix 500 from Scratch! ★ This book is an introduction to ladder logic programming and will guide you through your very first steps in the RSLogix 500 environment. We take a detailed look at the entire RSLogix 500 interface, practical methods to build a PLC program, and how to connect to a MicroLogix PLC. We also cover the basics of ladder logic programming and simple programming principles that every beginner should know. By the end of this book you will be able to create a PLC program from start to finish, that can take on any real-world task. What This Book Offers Introduction to Ladder Logic Programming We cover the essentials of what every beginner should know when starting to write their very first program. We also cover the basics of programming with ladder logic, and how ladder logic correlates to the PLC inputs and outputs. These principles are then put to work inside RSLogix 500, by explaining the basic commands that are required to control a machine. Introduction to RSLogix 500 We go into meticulous detail on the workings of the RSLogix software, what each window looks like and how to navigate through the program. We cover every available instruction necessary for beginners, what each instruction does and which PLCs those instructions will work for. You will also learn about communication settings and how to add additional devices to your control system. How to Work with Instructions We show you how to assign instructions to static memory locations, and how to navigate and use the memory addressing system. This guide also covers the finer details of timers, counters and integers, as well as moves, jumps and math functions. All of which are essential to most programs. A Real-World Practical Approach Throughout the entire guide we reference practical scenarios where the various aspects we discuss are applied in the real world. We also include two full practical examples at the end, which brings together everything you will have learned in the preceding chapters. Key Topics Introduction to RSLogix 500 and PLCs Intended Audience Important Vocabulary What is RSLogix 500? What is a PLC? Basic Requirements Brief Chapter Overview Simple Programming Principles Determine Your Goal Break Down the Process Putting It All Together Interfacing with RSLogix The Main Header The Project Window The Quick Access Toolbar Basics of Ladder Logic Programming What is Ladder Logic? XIC and XIO Instructions OTE, OTL and OTU Instructions Basic Tools and Setup Memory Addressing Outputs O0 Data File Inputs I1 Data File Status S2 Data File Binary B3 Data File Timer T4 Data File Counter C5 Data File Control R6 Data File Integer N7 Data File Float F8 Data File Data File Tips RSLogix Program Instructions Timers, Counters and Integers Timers Counters Integers Move, Jump and Math Functions Move and Compare Instructions Jumps and Subroutines Simple Math Instructions Peripheral Devices Matching IP Addresses RSLinx Classic FactoryTalk View Studio Practical Examples Tank Filling Scenario Bottling Line Scenario Learn PLC Programming the Easy Way, Get Your Copy Today!

  • Author: Nathan Clark
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1729167601
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.35 x 9 inches


3. Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers (Make)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for--and working with--affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.

  • Author: Edward Ford
  • Publisher: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (September 13, 2016)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1457183362
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.35 x 8.5 inches


4. Welder's Handbook: A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding, Revised and Updated

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

A newly-updated, state-of-the-art guide to MIG and TIG arc welding technology. Written by a noted authority in the field, this revised edition of HP's bestselling automotive book-for over 20 years-is a detailed, instructional manual on the theory, technique, equipment, and proper procedures of metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding.

  • Author: Richard Finch
  • Publisher: HP Books; Revised ed. edition (February 21, 2007)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1557885135
  • Dimensions: 8.54 x 0.33 x 10.89 inches


5. 1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

A fascinating compendium of early-twentieth-century mechanical devices, this wide-ranging work covers a variety of applications. More than 1,800 engravings—ranging from simple diagrams to detailed cross-sections—illustrate the workings of each item, from simple hooks and levers to complex machinery used in steam, motive, hydraulic, air, and electric power, navigation, gearing, clocks, mining, construction, and more. Compiled as a ready reference for inventors, students of mechanics, artisans, and other workers, this volume features only minimal text. Its true value lies in its wealth of illustrated information, offering the quickest and most satisfactory method of conveying the exact conditions of mechanical action and construction.

  • Author: Gardner D. Hiscox
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Enlarged 16th edition (December 3, 2012)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Engineering & Transportation


6. Hammer's Blueprint Reading Basics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

Overview        Warren Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned. With this historic revision, new author Charles Gillis has updated the entire package, replacing ALL figures with CAD-generated artwork, adding new illustrations, representing metric drawing practices alongside English, and including content from drawing standards such as Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Engineering Drawing Practices, Welding Symbols, Orthographic and Pictorial Views, Surface Texture, Undimensioned Drawings, and Types and Applications of Engineering Drawings, among others.        Material has been rearranged for better presentation and an improved reader experience. Chapters on views, dimensions, surface finish, threads, and gears have been expanded, while new material on splines and cam prints has been added. Brand new chapters covering welding symbols and welded parts, sheet metal parts, and cast, forged, and molded plastic parts will be of particular interest to readers working with these processes.        Each chapter contains a thorough explanation of the topic at hand, accompanied by detailed professional drawings, review questions, and corresponding worksheets, making this an ideal reference for students and instructors alike, and a must-have for mechanical engineers, draftspeople, inspectors, machinists, and students learning the manufacturers trades. This groundbreaking work now features a broad presentation of metric drawing standards and internationally recognized symbols, making it a truly global reference. An Instructor’s Resource (sold separately) includes: • Over 600 PowerPoint presentation slides for using the book in the classroom. The arrangement mirrors the book and can be customized by instructors. • Blueprint Reading Course Recommended Syllabus and Lesson Plans, to be customized to suit each instructor’s needs. • PDFs of Selected Figures and Tables. • PDFs for Review Questions and Answers. • PDFs for Worksheet Problems and Solutions.

  • Author: Charles Gillis
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; 4th edition (February 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0831136147


7. The Standard Engine Log: ASA-SE-1

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

Simplify recordkeeping and ensure compliance with the regulations. This logbook lets you keep track of engine inspections, tests, repairs and alterations, airworthiness directives, manufacturers' mandatory service bulletins, and equipment removal or exchange. The Standard™ logbooks have been supporting the aviation industry for over 60 years and comply with the FAA's recordkeeping requirements.

  • Author: ASA Staff
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.; 2013th edition (March 31, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1560274162
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.5 x 4.2 inches


8. Welding Print Reading

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

Welding Print Reading is a combination text and workbook that teaches students how to read and comprehend the various types of prints found in the welding industry. Text problems are based on actual prints from industry. Content includes print reading basics, math and measurement, an overview of welding processes, types of welds and joints, and welding symbol use.

  • Author: John R. Walker
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox; Sixth Edition, Textbook (April 27, 2012)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1605259116
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 10.5 inches


9. Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

The New York Times- bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid . . . ;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument." -- Los Angeles Times What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working -- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.

  • Author: Martin Ford
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (July 12, 2016)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science
  • ISBN: 978-0465097531
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches


10. The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Technology - August 2021

Is the shift to renewable energy and digital devices going to free us from severe pollution, material shortages, and military tensions? Rare metals are essential to electric vehicles, fighter jets, wind turbines, and solar panels, and also to our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. But consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or the environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs of this dependence. This book reveals the dark side of the world that awaits us. It is an undercover tale of a technological odyssey that has promised much, and a look behind the scenes. Behind it all lurks China, which has captured the lion’s share of the ownership and processing of rare metals we now can’t do without. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book shows that by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence―on rare metals that have become vital to our new ecological and digital society.

  • Author: Guillaume Pitron
  • Publisher: Scribe US; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1950354313
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches