As you gain practical experience, you may naturally want to dig deeper into one facet of the Pentagon of Power or another. Any preceding chapter, or, truly, most sections within each chapter, could be studied on their own and expanded into a book in their own right. When you are working on an automation project that hits the boundary of your knowledge in a particular area, this chapter can give you some guidance on what to read next. Study the following resources and experiment to galvanize your understanding. Also grab catalogs from automation manufacturers, which are filled with pages of useful information.

Machinery

Hendrickscon, Alan Mechanical Design for the Stage: Focal Press, 2008

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