Automation, Production Systems and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

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Automation, Production Systems and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 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. It is appropriate for advanced undergraduate/ graduate-level courses in Automation, Production Systems and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.


A quantitative approach provides numerous equations and example problems for instructors who want to include analytical and quantitative material in their courses.
“What the Equations Tell Us” statements follow the mathematical derivations and engineering equations. These statements list the practical meanings of the equations and guidelines regarding applications.

New to this Edition:
Two new robot configurations have been added in Chapter 8
A section on programmable automation controllers has been included in Chapter 9
The section on AGVS technologies has been updated in Chapter 10
The organization of the text has been substantially revised in Chapter 18 with a new section on performance metrics in cell operations
Sections on mass customization, reconfigurable manufacturing systems and agile manufacturing have been added in Chapter 19
The section on CAD has been updated in Chapter 23 so that it is consistent with modern industrial practice

Chapter 1 Introduction
Part I: Overview of Manufacturing
Chapter 2 Manufacturing Operations
Chapter 3 Manufacturing Metrics and Economics
APPENDIX 3A: Averaging Formulas for Equation (3. 20)
Part II: Automation and Control Technologies
Chapter 4 Introduction to Automation
Chapter 5 Industrial Control Systems
Chapter 6 Hardware Components for Automation and Process Control
Chapter 7 Computer Numerical Control
APPENDIX 7A: Coding for Manual Part Programming
Chapter 8 Industrial Robotics
Chapter 9 Discrete Control and Programmable Logic Controllers
Part III: Material Handling and Identification
Chapter 10 Material Transport Systems
Chapter 11 Storage Systems
Chapter 12 Automatic Identification and Data Capture
Part IV: Manufacturing Systems
Chapter 13 Overview of Manufacturing Systems
Chapter 14 Single-Station Manufacturing Cells
Chapter 15 Manual Assembly Lines
APPENDIX 15A: Batch-Model and Mixed-Model Lines
Chapter 16 Automated Production Lines
APPENDIX 16A: Transfer Lines with Internal Storage
Chapter 17 Automated Assembly Systems
Chapter 18 Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing
APPENDIX 18A: Opitz Parts Classification and Coding System
Chapter 19 Flexible Manufacturing Cells and Systems
Part V: Quality Control Systems
Chapter 20 Quality Programs for Manufacturing
APPENDIX 20A: The Six Sigma DMAIC Procedure
Chapter 21 Inspection Principles and Practices
Chapter 22 Inspection Technologies
APPENDIX 22A: Geometric Feature Construction
Part VI: Manufacturing Support Systems
Chapter 23 Product Design and CAD/CAM in the Production System
Chapter 24 Process Planning and Concurrent Engineering
Chapter 25 Production Planning and Control Systems
Chapter 26 Just-In-Time and Lean Production
Appendix: Answers to Selected Problems

Mikell P. Groover is Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, where he taught and did research for 44 years. He received his B.A. in Arts and Science (1961), B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1962), M.S. in Industrial Engineering (1966), and Ph.D. (1969), all from Lehigh. His industrial experience includes several years as a manufacturing engineer before embarking on graduate studies at Lehigh.


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