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CAD/CAM: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing by JR. - Department of Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University Emory W. Zimmers,, Mikell P. Groover

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Chapter 11Robot Applications

11.1 General Considerations in Robot Applications

In this chapter we consider how robots are applied in industry. The applications can be divided into seven major categories. Before examining these seven categories, it is appropriate to discuss some of the general considerations in robotic applications.

General application characteristics

There are certain general characteristics of an industrial situation which tend to make the installation of a robot economical and practical. These general characteristics include the following.

1. Hazardous or uncomfortable working conditions. In job situations where there are potential dangers or health hazards due to heat, radiation, or toxicity, or where the workplace is uncomfortable ...

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