Industrial Automation and Robotics

An Introduction

November 2016
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    29th November 2016
  • ISBN 9781938549304
  • Language English
  • Pages 400 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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November 2016
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    14th November 2016
  • ISBN 9781938549335
  • Language English
  • Pages 400 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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The purpose of this book is to present an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of automation and robotics for industrial applications. The companion files include numerous video tutorial projects and a chapter on the history and modern applications of robotics. The book initially covers the important concepts of hydraulics and pneumatics and how they are used for automation in an industrial setting. It then moves to a discussion of circuits and using them in hydraulic, pneumatic, and fluidic design. The latter part of the book deals with electric and electronic controls in automation and final chapters are devoted to robotics, robotic programming, and applications of robotics in industry.

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* Begins with introductory concepts on automation, hydraulics, and pneumatics
* Covers sensors, PLC's, microprocessors, transfer devices and feeders, robotic sensors, robotic grippers, and robot programming

"Industrial Automation and Robotics provides a basic but technical introduction to the field of robotics in industrial applications, and covers the basic mechanical and electrical concepts involved and how they are used in automation. Chapters survey physics laws and basic principles of operation, closely inspect circuitry and fluidics, and add information on the programming and operations of robots. Packed with technical discussions and an attention to an overview that is clear and definitive, Industrial Automation and Robotics is recommended as a basic introduction for any novice entering the field."

The Technology Shelf, The Bookwatch - Midwest Book Review

1) Automation
2) Basic Laws and Principles
3) Basic Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
4) Pumps and Compressors
5) Fluid Accessories
6) Cylinders and Motors
7) Control Valves
8) Circuits
9) Pneumatic Logic Circuits
10) Fluidics
11) Electrical and Electronic Controls
12) Transfer Devices and Feeders
13) Robotics
14) Robotic Sensors
15) Robot End Effectors
16) Robot Programming
17) Applications
18) Robots Using Real-Time Embedded Systems.
History and Modern Applications of Robotics.

A.K. Gupta

A.K. Gupta has been an instructor of mechanical engineering for over ten years and has had numerous research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals in this field.

S.K. Arora

S.K. Arora is a university instructor and researcher.

Jean Riescher Westcott

Jean Riescher Westcott is the co-author of Basic Electronics, 4th Edition; Industrial Automation and Robotics, 1st Edition; and Video Game Addiction.

Together Jean and Sean Westcott have written Digitally Daunted: The Consumer’s Guide to the Technology in Your Life and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.