This book provides the most advanced, comprehensive, and balanced coverage on the market of the technical and engineering aspects of automated production systems. It covers all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation and material handling, and how these technologies are used to construct modern manufacturing systems.
Manufacturing Operations; Industrial Control Systems; Sensors, Actuators, and Other Control System Components; Numerical Control; Industrial Robotics; Discrete Control Using Programmable Logic Controllers and Personal Computers; Material Transport Systems; Storage Systems; Automatic Data Capture; Single Station Manufacturing Cells; Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing; Flexible Manufacturing Systems; Manual Assembly Lines; Transfer Lines and Similar Automated Manufacturing Systems; Automated Assembly Systems; Statistical Process Control; Inspection Principles and Practices; Inspection Technologies; Product Design and CAD/CAM in the Production System; Process Planning and Concurrent Engineering; Production Planning and Control Systems; and Lean Production and Agile Manufacturing.
For anyone interested in Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.
A text for advanced engineering students, with sections on automation and control technologies, material handling technologies, manufacturing and quality control systems, and manufacturing support systems. Includes example problems and exercises. This second edition offers expanded coverage of automation fundamentals, numerical control programing, group technology, and flexible manufacturing systems, in addition to many other topics. Material has been completely reorganized. This edition also includes 125 new quantitative problems, and historical notes describing the development and historical background of automation technologies. The author teaches industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Lehigh University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)