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.
Quantitative approach - Provides numerous equations and example problems for instructors who want to include analytical and quantitative material in their courses.
＊Follows mathematical derivations and engineering equations are statements indicating “What the Equations Tell Us,” listing the practical meanings of the equations and what guidelines they provide regarding applications.
End-of-chapter problems - Enables instructors to assign problems in class rather than design these problems themselves.
Review questions at the end of every chapter.
Application guidelines - Included in several of the descriptions of the technologies.
Historical notes and vignettes - Describe the development and historical background of the automation technologies.
Review questions and problem exercises for each chapter.
Numerous example problems of problem types covered in the end-of-chapter exercises.
Solutions manual - Contains answers to all review questions and solutions to all problems.
Complete slide set - A complete set of PowerPoint® slides for each chapter with most of the figures in the text.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 Introduction
Part I Overview of Manufacturing
chapter 2 Manufacturing Operations
chapter 3 Manufacturing Models and Metrics
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 Numerical Control
chapter 8 Industrial Robotics
chapter 9 Discrete Control Using Programmable Logic Controllers and Personal Computers
Part III Material Handling and Identification Technologies
chapter 10 Material Transport Systems
chapter 11 Storage Systems
chapter 12 Automatic Identification and Data Capture
Part IV Manufacturing Systems
chapter 13 Introduction to Manufacturing Systems
chapter 14 Single-Station Manufacturing Cells
chapter 15 Manual Assembly Lines
chapter 16 Automated Production Lines
chapter 17 Automated Assembly Systems
chapter 18 Cellular Manufacturing
chapter 19 Flexible Manufacturing Systems
PART V Quality Control in Manufacturing Systems
chapter 20 Quality Programs for Manufacturing
chapter 21 Inspection Principles and Practices
chapter 22 Inspection Technologies
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
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.