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Industrial Robotics Selection, Design, and Maintenance

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ISBN-10: 0071440526

ISBN-13: 9780071440523

Edition: 2005

Authors: Harry Colestock

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With so many industries taking advantage of the tremendous advances in robotics, entities ranging from small family businesses to large corporations need assistance in the selection, design, set-up, maintenance, and economic considerations of industrial automation. This detailed reference shows how to achieve maximum productivity with robotics, classifies robots according to their complexity and function, and explains how to avoid common automation mistakes. * Covers a wide range of industries--from automobile to smaller creative areas such as painting, plastic, glass work, and brick manufacturing * Includes a world-wide survey of various companies successfuly using robots in industrial…    
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Robots-Definitions and Classificationsp. 1
Definitionsp. 1
Robot Classificationsp. 2
The Superintelligent Robotp. 2
The Intelligent Robotp. 2
The Nonintelligent Robotp. 2
Fixed Automationp. 3
Referencesp. 4
Economic Productivityp. 5
Ways to Increase Productivityp. 12
Referencesp. 13
Comparisons between Robots and Fixed Automationp. 15
Assembly of Liquid Level Monovialp. 15
p. 16
p. 16
Manual Economic Comparisonsp. 18
Two Robotsp. 18
Fixed Automationp. 19
Tending Die-Casting Machinesp. 19
General-Purpose Robotp. 19
Fixed Automationp. 21
Referencesp. 21
Where to Use a Robotp. 23
Human versus Robot Motion Timesp. 23
Problem Definitionp. 25
Case Studiesp. 30
How Robots Are Used in the Composites Industryp. 31
Why Buy Robotic Vision from a Robot Supplier?p. 38
Robotic Sealing System Helps Lamson & Sessions Increase Production Flexibility and Reduce Operating Costsp. 43
Survey of Robotic Seam Tracking Systems for Gas Metal Arc Weldingp. 50
Well-Dressedp. 54
Successful Robotic Laser Cutting Applicationsp. 58
How Small Shops Can Stay Competitive with Robotic Solutionsp. 62
Automotive Paint Shops: Quality from Technology and Reducing Contaminationp. 68
Kuntz Electroplating Develops a New Automated Wheel Polishing Processp. 74
Robotic Dross Removal-Skimming More Profits for the Hot Dip Steel Galvanizing Industryp. 82
Robots Impact Production at Mennie's Machine Company, Inc.p. 88
Industry-Roller Bearingsp. 92
Industry-Aluminum Die Castings and Transmission Housingsp. 95
Industry-Automotive Assembly Seam Sealing of Carsp. 98
Industry-Personal Carep. 100
Industry-Mail Processing Industryp. 103
Industry-Bottling and Packagingp. 106
Industry-Tobacco Industryp. 108
Industry-Automotive Assemblyp. 110
Industry-Automotive Subsupplierp. 112
Industry-Automotivep. 114
Industry-Custom Plastic Moldersp. 116
Industry-Off-Road Equipmentp. 118
Industry-Off-Highway Farm Tractorsp. 121
Industry-Aerospace (Helicopters)p. 123
Industry-Motorcyclep. 127
Industry-Motorcyclesp. 130
Industry-Motorcyclep. 133
Industry-Power Generationp. 135
Industry-Aluminum (Automotive) Wheelsp. 138
Industry-Plastic Injection Moldingp. 141
Industry-Textile Manufacturingp. 144
Industry-Textilep. 146
Diesel Engines for Heavy Tractors and Trucksp. 148
Referencesp. 150
Upkeep of Industrial Robotsp. 151
Design and Construction of Industrial Robotsp. 151
Setupp. 152
Maintenancep. 152
Referencep. 152
Economic Justificationp. 153
Payback Periodp. 153
Return on Investmentp. 154
Present Value of Future Earningsp. 154
Comparison of These Three Measuresp. 155
The MAPI Formulap. 156
Assumptionsp. 160
Referencesp. 160
Effects of Legislationp. 161
Referencesp. 163
Human Factorsp. 165
Referencesp. 166
Safety Standards for Industrial Roboticsp. 169
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA)p. 169
Risk Assessment Software from RIAp. 170
National Robot Safety Conference Presentationsp. 170
The Robot Safety Standardp. 172
R15.06-1999 Safety Standardp. 173
Current Issues the Affect the Old Standardp. 174
One-on-One with the Director of Standards Developmentp. 174
Safety Standards FAQsp. 177
Safety First: A Review of Robotic Safeguarding Devices and Issuesp. 180
Robot Safety Begins with the Design Processp. 182
Risk Assessmentp. 182
Safeguarding Technology-Availability and Implementationp. 182
Perimeter Guardingp. 183
Protection on the Insidep. 183
The Solutionp. 183
Designing a Safe and Highly Productive Systemp. 184
How to Stay Competitivep. 186
Safety First, Last, and Alwaysp. 186
The Impact of Machine Vision on the Robotics Industryp. 187
Machine Visionp. 187
Categories of Machine Visionp. 188
Code Readingp. 188
Print Verificationp. 188
Robotic Guidancep. 189
Dimensional Gaugingp. 189
Flaw Detectionp. 189
Summary and Conclusionsp. 191
Reasons for Robotsp. 191
Robot Application Comparisonsp. 193
Checklistp. 194
Robot Applicationsp. 195
Future Developmentsp. 196
Referencesp. 197
A Survey of Industrial Robotsp. 199
Indexp. 205
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