Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing : International Edition
For advanced undergraduate/ graduate-level courses in Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. This exploration of the technical and engineering aspects of automated production systems provides the most advanced, comprehensive, and balanced coverage of the subject of any text on the market. 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.
- Paperback | 856 pages
- 202 x 256 x 37mm | 1,530.99g
- 26 Jun 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
About Mikell P. Groover
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
1. Introduction. 2. Manufacturing Operations. I. AUTOMATION AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES. 3. Introduction to Automation. 4. Industrial Control Systems. 5. Sensors, Actuators, and Other Control System Components. 6. Numerical Control. 6. Appendix: APT Word Definitions. 7. Industrial Robotics. 8. Discrete Control Using Programmable Logic Controllers and Personal Computers. II. MATERIAL HANDLING AND IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES. 9. Introduction to Material Handling. 10. Material Transport Systems. 11. Storage Systems. 12. Automatic Data Capture. III. MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS. 13. Introduction to Manufacturing Systems. 14. Single Station Manufacturing Cells. 15. Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing. 16. Flexible Manufacturing Systems. 17. Manual Assembly Lines. 18. Transfer Lines and Similar Automated Manufacturing Systems. 19. Automated Assembly Systems. IV. QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEMS. 20. Introduction to Quality Assurance. 21. Statistical Process Control. 22. Inspection Principles and Practices. 23. Inspection Technologies. V. MANUFACTURING SUPPORT SYSTEMS. 24. Product Design and CAD/CAM in the Production System. 25. Process Planning and Concurrent Engineering. 26. Production Planning and Control Systems. 27. Lean Production and Agile Manufacturing.