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Implementation of robot systems : an introduction to robotics, automation, and successful systems integration in manufacturing

Author: Mike Wilson
Publisher: London, England : Elsevier : BH, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 knowledge base and awareness of critical factors to take into account. This book starts with the basics of typical applications and robot capabilities before covering all stages of successful robot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wilson, Mike.
Implementation of robot systems : an introduction to robotics, automation, and successful systems integration in manufacturing.
London, England : Elsevier ; BH, ©2015
xv, 229 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Wilson
ISBN: 9780124047495 0124047491 0124047335 9780124047334
OCLC Number: 899000407
Description: 1 online resource (246 pages) : illustrations, tables
Contents: Front Cover; Implementation of Robot Systems: An introduction to robotics, automation, and successful systems integration in manufacturing; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Dedication; About the Author; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter Contents; 1.1. Scope; 1.2. Introduction to Automation; 1.3. Evolution of Robots; 1.4. Development of Robot Applications; 1.4.1. Automotive Industry; 1.4.2. Automotive Components; 1.4.3. Other Sectors; 1.4.4. Future Potential; 1.5. Robots Versus Employment; Chapter 2: Industrial Robots; Chapter Contents. 2.1. Robot Structures2.1.1. Articulated Arm; 2.1.2. SCARA; 2.1.3. Cartesian; 2.1.4. Parallel; 2.1.5. Cylindrical; 2.2. Robot Performance; 2.3. Robot Selection; 2.4. Benefits of Robots; 2.4.1. Benefits to System Integrators; 2.4.2. Benefits to End Users; Reduce Operating Costs; Improve Product Quality and Consistency; Improve Quality of Work for Employees; Increase Production Output Rate; Increase Product Manufacturing Flexibility; Reduce Material Waste and Increase Yield; Comply with Safety Rules and Improve Workplace Health and Safety. Reduce Labour Turnover and Difficulty of Recruiting WorkersReduce Capital Costs; Save Space in High-Value Manufacturing Areas; Chapter 3: Automation System Components; Chapter Contents; 3.1. Handling Equipment; 3.1.1. Conveyors; 3.1.2. Discrete Vehicles; 3.1.3. Part Feeding Equipment; Bowl Feeders; Linear Feeders; Blow Feeders; Bandoleer Feeders; Magazine Feeders; 3.2. Vision Systems; 3.3. Process Equipment; 3.3.1. Welding; Spot Welding; Arc Welding; 3.3.2. Painting; 3.3.3. Dispensing of Adhesives and Sealants; 3.3.4. Cutting and Material Removal; 3.4. Grippers and Tool Changers. 3.5. Tooling and Fixturing3.6. Assembly Automation Components; 3.7. System Controls; 3.8. Safety and Guarding; 3.9. Summary; Chapter 4: Typical Applications; Chapter Contents; 4.1. Welding; 4.1.1. Arc Welding; 4.1.2. Spot Welding; 4.1.3. Laser Welding; 4.2. Dispensing; 4.2.1. Painting; 4.2.2. Adhesive and Sealant Dispensing; 4.3. Processing; 4.3.1. Mechanical Cutting; 4.3.2. Water Jet Cutting; 4.3.3. Laser Cutting; 4.3.4. Grinding and Deburring; 4.3.5. Polishing; 4.4. Handling and Machine Tending; 4.4.1. Casting; 4.4.2. Plastic Moulding; 4.4.3. Stamping and Forging. 4.4.4. Machine Tool Tending4.4.5. Measurement, Inspection, and Testing; 4.4.6. Palletising; 4.4.7. Packing and Picking; 4.5. Assembly; Chapter 5: Developing a Solution; Chapter Contents; 5.1. Determining Application Parameters; 5.2. Initial Concept Design; 5.2.1. Arc Welding; 5.2.2. Machine Tool Tending; 5.2.3. Palletising; 5.2.4. Packing; Primary Packing; Secondary Packing; 5.2.5. Assembly; 5.2.6. Other Applications; Spot and Laser Welding; Painting and Dispensing; Material Removal; 5.3. Controls and Safety; 5.4. Testing and Simulation; 5.5. Refining the Concept.
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