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Implementation of Robot Systems

Book Description

  • Introduces the key technologies in use and their benefits, focusing on the knowledge needed to enable application to real-world manufacturing problems
  • Includes case studies to illustrate robot capabilities and typical use, installation examples and no-nonsense advice on the problems, pitfalls and issues to anticipate
  • Provides step-by-step coverage of the various stages required to achieve successful implementation, including system design, financial justification and working with suppliers

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Dedication
  7. About the Author
  8. List of Figures
  9. List of Tables
  10. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Scope
    3. 1.2 Introduction to Automation
    4. 1.3 Evolution of Robots
    5. 1.4 Development of Robot Applications
    6. 1.5 Robots Versus Employment
  11. Chapter 2: Industrial Robots
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Robot Structures
    3. 2.2 Robot Performance
    4. 2.3 Robot Selection
    5. 2.4 Benefits of Robots
  12. Chapter 3: Automation System Components
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Handling Equipment
    3. 3.2 Vision Systems
    4. 3.3 Process Equipment
    5. 3.4 Grippers and Tool Changers
    6. 3.5 Tooling and Fixturing
    7. 3.6 Assembly Automation Components
    8. 3.7 System Controls
    9. 3.8 Safety and Guarding
    10. 3.9 Summary
  13. Chapter 4: Typical Applications
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Welding
    3. 4.2 Dispensing
    4. 4.3 Processing
    5. 4.4 Handling and Machine Tending
    6. 4.5 Assembly
  14. Chapter 5: Developing a Solution
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Determining Application Parameters
    3. 5.2 Initial Concept Design
    4. 5.3 Controls and Safety
    5. 5.4 Testing and Simulation
    6. 5.5 Refining the Concept
  15. Chapter 6: Specification Preparation
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Functional Elements of a Specification
    3. 6.2 Scope of Supply
    4. 6.3 Buy-Off Criteria
    5. 6.4 Covering Letter
    6. 6.5 Summary
  16. Chapter 7: Financial Justification
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Benefits of Robots
    3. 7.2 Quick Financial Analysis
    4. 7.3 Identifying Cost Savings
    5. 7.4 Developing the Justification
    6. 7.5 Need for Appropriate Budgets
  17. Chapter 8: Successful Implementation
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Project Planning
    3. 8.2 Vendor Selection
    4. 8.3 System Build and Buy-Off
    5. 8.4 Installation and Commissioning
    6. 8.5 Operation and Maintenance
    7. 8.6 Staff and Vendor Involvement
    8. 8.7 Avoiding Problems
    9. 8.8 Summary
  18. Chapter 9: Conclusion
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Automation Strategy
    3. 9.2 The Way Forward
  19. References
  20. Abbreviations
  21. Bibliography
  22. Appendix
    1. User Requirements
    2. A.1 Overview
    3. A.2 Requirements
    4. A.3 Scope of Supply
    5. A.4 General
  23. Index