13. Use of Computers and Microprocessors to Control Kilns and Dryers

  1. William Smothers
  1. Francis V. Pixley

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch13

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Pixley, F. V. (1984) Use of Computers and Microprocessors to Control Kilns and Dryers, in Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch13

Author Information

  1. Pixley and Associates 2000 W. Union Ave., Englewood, CO 80110

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374177

Online ISBN: 9780470320235

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Keywords:

  • kilns;
  • microprocessors;
  • programmable controllers;
  • dryers;
  • CPU

Summary

A review of the most up-to-date computer and microprocessor installation in the brick industry is presented. This will include interfacing of computers and microprocessors to provide total control of kilns and dryers and supply management with daily progress reports. A description of the kiln and dryer control logic along with the problems incurred with sensing the environment is explored.