Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2007-07-24
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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.

Author Biography

MIKELL P. GROOVER is Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, where he also serves as Director of the Manufacturing Technology Laboratory. He holds the following degrees all from Lehigh: B.A. (1961) in Arts and Science, B.S. (1962) in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1969) in Industrial Engineering. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania (since 1972). His industrial experience includes full-time employment at Eastman Kodak Company as a Manufacturing Engineer. Since joining Lehigh, he has done consulting, research, and project work for a number of industrial companies including Ingersoll-Rand, Air Products & Chemicals, Bethlehem Steel, and Hershey Foods.

His teaching and research areas include manufacturing processes, metal cutting theory, automation and robotics, production systems, material handling, facilities planning, and work systems. He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Albert Holzman Outstanding Educator Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). His publications include over 75 technical articles and papers which have appeared in Industrial Engineering, IIE Transactions, NAMRC Proceedings, ASME Transactions, IEEE Spectrum, International Journal of Production Systems, Encyclopaedia Britannica, SME Technical Papers, and others. Professor Groover's avocation is writing textbooks on topics in manufacturing and automation. His previous books are used throughout the world and have been translated into French, German, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. His book Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing received the 1996 IIE Joint Publishers Award and the 1996 M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Textbook Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Dr. Groover is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI). He is a Fellow of IIE and SME.

Table of Contents

Production Systems
Automation in Production Systems
Manual Labor in Production Systems
Automation Principles and Strategies
Organization of the Book
Overview of Manufacturing
Manufacturing Operations
Manufacturing Industries and Products
Manufacturing Operations
Production Facilities
Product/Production Relationships
Lean Production
Manufacturing Models and Metrics
Mathematical Models of Production Performance
Manufacturing Costs Appendix A3 Averaging Procedures for Production Models
Automation and Control Technologies
Introduction to Automation
Basic Elements of an Automated System
Advanced Automation Functions
Levels of Automation
Industrial Control Systems
Process Industries Versus Discrete Manufacturing Industries
Continuous Versus Discrete Control
Computer Process Control
Hardware Components for Automation and Process Control
Analog-to-Digital Converters
Digital-to-Analog Converters
Input/Output Devices for Discrete Data
Numerical Control
Fundamentals of NC Technology
Computer Numerical Control
Distributed Numerical Control
Applications of NC
Engineering Analysis of NC Positioning Systems
NC Part Programming Appendix A7 Coding for Manual Part Programming Appendix B7 Part Programming with APT
Industrial Robotics
Robot Anatomy and Related Attributes
Robot Control Systems
End Effectors
Sensors in Robotics
Industrial Robot Applications
Robot Programming
Robot Accuracy and Repeatability
Discrete Control Using Programmable Logic Controllers and Personal Computers
Discrete Process Control
Ladder Logic Diagrams
Programmable Logic Controllers
Personal Computers Using Soft Logic
Material Handling and Identification Technologies
Material Transport Systems
Introduction to Material Handling Equipment
Material Transport Equipment
Analysis of Material Transport Systems
Storage Systems
Storage System Performance and Location Strategies
Conventional Storage Methods and Equipment
Automated Storage Systems
Engineering Analysis of Storage Systems
Automatic Identification and Data Capture
Overview of Automatic Identification Methods
Bar Code Technology
Radio Frequency Identification
Other AIDC Technologies
Manufacturing Systems
Introduction to Manufacturing Systems
Components of a Manufacturing System
Classification of Manufacturing Systems
Overview of the Classification Scheme
Single-Station Manufacturing Cells
Single Station Manned Workstations
Single Station Automated Cells
Applications of Single Station Cells
Analysis of Single Station Cells
Manual Assembly Lines
Fundamentals of Manual Assembly Lines
Analysis of Single Model Assembly Lines
Line Balancing Algorithms
Mixed Model Assembly Lines
Workstation Considerations
Other Considerations in Assembly Line Design
Alternative Assembly Systems
Automated Production Lines
Fundamentals of Automated Production Lines
Applications of Automated Producti
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