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Programmable Automation Technologies An Introduction to CNC, Robotics and PLCs

ISBN-10: 0831133465
ISBN-13: 9780831133467
Edition: 2011
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Description: Each chapter begins with an overview of chapter material with emphasis on desired outcomes and concludes with a summary, questions, and problems where appropriate. Presents explicit skills and methodologies to aid in the programming process.  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Industrial Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 500
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.618

Each chapter begins with an overview of chapter material with emphasis on desired outcomes and concludes with a summary, questions, and problems where appropriate. Presents explicit skills and methodologies to aid in the programming process. Features a good use of examples with numerous illustrations. Uses computer simulation and actual lab equipment extensively in learning activities.

Preface
Introduction to Programmable Automation
The Manufacturing Process
Automation
Manufacturing Performance Measures
Benefits of Automation
Automation Strategies
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
Automation Justification and Productivity Concepts
Automation Justification and Productivity
Productivity Calculations
Process Outputs and Mathematical Concepts for Quantifying Production
Process Inputs and Manufacturing Costs
Comparing Alternatives with Productivity Calculations
The Impact of Production Volume on Alternatives
Productivity and the USA Principle
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Introduction to CNC Technology
CNC System Components
Coordinate Systems and Reference Points
The Ten Steps of CNC Programming
Advantages and Disadvantages of CNC Technology
When to Use CNC Technology
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
CNC Programming
Overview of CNC Programming
Program Code
Cutting Parameters
Program Organization
Programming Process
Turning Programs
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
CNC Simulation Software
Overview of CNC Simulation Software
Installation and Setup of CncSimulator�
User Interface
Simulation Examples
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
Introduction to Robotics Technology
Industrial Robotics
Robot Hardware
Robot Applications
Robot Safety
Robot Selection Considerations
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
Robot Programming
Robot Programming Concepts
Programming Methods
Robot Programming Languages
Robot Program Development, Organization, and Structure
Writing Robot Program of Instructions
Robot Simulation
Robot Program Simulation Example
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
Programmable Logic Control Overview
Industrial Process Control
PLC Terminology
PLC Hardware Components
PLC Applications
Sensors and Actuators
Implementing Automation with PLCs
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
Programming PLCs
Programming Concepts
Ladder Logic Terminology
Typical PLC Instruction Set
PLC Programming Process
PLC Program Simulation
PLC Programming Example
Summary
Key Words
Review Questions
Bibliography
Automated Workstations and Work Cells
Automated Workstations and Work Cells
Workstation and Work Cell Components
Automated Workstation and Work Cell Examples
Summary
Keywords
Review Questions
Bibliography
Index

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