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Interested in cutting costs and improving the quality of your manufacturing processes to stay competitive? Unsure about what others have done, what's possible or how best to integrate robots into what you do? Worried about making costly errors in trying to implement new technology? Based on the author's wide-ranging experience as a robot user, supplier and consultant, Implementation of Robot Systems will enable you to approach the use of robots in your plant or facility armed with the right base knowledge and awareness of critical factors to take into account. Written to assist engineers and managers across various industries in applying robot solutions to real-world manufacturing problems, the book starts with the basics of typical applications and robot capabilities before covering all stages of successful robot integration. Potential problems and pitfalls are flagged and worked through so that you can learn from others' mistakes and plan proactively with possible issues in mind. Taking in content from the author's graduate level teaching of automation and robotics for engineering in business and his consultancy as part of a UK Government program to help companies advance their technologies and practices in the area, Implementation of Robot Systems blends technical information with critical financial and business considerations to help you stay ahead of the competition. Introduces the key technologies in use and their benefits, focusing on the knowledge needed to enable application to your manufacturing problems Includes case studies of typical robot capabilities and use across a range of industries, with real-world installation examples and problems encountered Provides step-by-step coverage of the various stages required to achieve successful implementation, including system design, financial justification, working with suppliers and project management Offers no-nonsense advice on the pitfalls and issues to anticipate, along with guidance on how to avoid or resolve them for a cost- and time-effective solution