Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 5th edition

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Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing explains how production systems are automated and computerized and how they can be mathematically analyzed to obtain performance metrics. The text covers using cutting-edge production technologies to construct modern manufacturing systems.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137518579

Subject: Industrial, Biomedical & Materials

Category: Manufacturing

Table of contents

1. Introduction
1.1 Production Systems
1.2 Automation in Production Systems
1.3 Manual Labor in Production Systems
1.4 Automation Principles and Strategies
1.5 About This Book

2. Manufacturing Operations
2.1 Manufacturing Industries and Products
2.2 Manufacturing Operations
2.3 Production Facilities
2.4 Product/Production Relationships
3. Manufacturing Metrics and Economics
3.1 Production Performance Metrics
3.2 Manufacturing Costs

4. Introduction to Automation
4.1 Basic Elements of an Automated System
4.2 Advanced Automation Functions
4.3 Levels of Automation
4.4 Automation and Artificial Intelligence
5. Industrial Control Systems
5.1 Process Industries versus Discrete Manufacturing Industries
5.2 Continuous versus Discrete Control
5.3 Computer Process Control
6. Hardware Components for Automation and Process Control
6.1 Sensors
6.2 Actuators
6.3 Analog-Digital Conversions
6.4 Input/Output Devices for Discrete Data
7. Computer Numerical Control
7.1 Fundamentals of NC Technology
7.2 Computers and Numerical Control
7.3 Applications of NC
7.4 Analysis of Positioning Systems
7.5 NC Part Programming
7.6 CNC Trends and Developments
Appendix 7A: Coding for Manual Part Programming
8. Industrial Robotics
8.1 Robot Anatomy and Related Attributes
8.2 Robot Control Systems
8.3 End Effectors
8.4 Applications of Industrial Robots
8.5 Economic Justification of Industrial Robots
8.6 Robot Programming
8.7 Robot Accuracy and Repeatability
9. Discrete Control and Programmable Logic Controllers
9.1 Discrete Process Control
9.2 Ladder Logic Diagrams
9.3 Programmable Logic Controllers
9.4 Personal Computers and Programmable Automation Controllers

10. Material Transport Systems
10.1 Overview of Material Handling
10.2 Material Transport Equipment
10.3 Analysis of Material Transport Systems
11. Storage Systems
11.1 Overview to Storage Systems
11.2 Conventional Storage Methods and Equipment
11.3 Automated Storage Systems
11.4 Analysis of Storage Systems
12. Automatic Identification and Data Capture
12.1 Overview of Automatic Identification Methods
12.2 Bar Code Technology

13. Overview of Manufacturing Systems
13.1 Components of a Manufacturing System
13.2 Types of Manufacturing Systems
14. Single-Station Manufacturing Cells
14.1 Single-Station Manned Cells
14.2 Single-Station Automated Cells
14.3 Applications of Single-Station Cells
14.4 Analysis of Single-Station Cells
15. Multi-station Manufacturing Systems: Manual Assembly Lines
15.1 Fundamentals of Manual Assembly Lines
15.2 Analysis of Single-Model Assembly Lines
15.3 Line Balancing Algorithms
15.4 Workstation Details
15.5 Other Considerations in Assembly Line Design
15.6 Alternative Assembly Systems
Appendix 15A Batch-Model and Mixed-Model Lines
16. Multi-station Manufacturing Systems: Automated Production Lines
16.1 Fundamentals of Automated Production Lines
16.2 Applications of Automated Production Lines
16.3 Analysis of Transfer Lines
Appendix 16A Transfer Lines with Internal Storage
17. Automated Assembly Systems
17.1 Fundamentals of Automated Assembly Systems
17.2 Analysis of Automated Assembly Systems
18. Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing
18.1 Part Families and Machine Groups
18.2 Cellular Manufacturing
18.3 Applications of Group Technology
18.4 Analysis of Cellular Manufacturing
Appendix 18A Opitz Parts Classification and Coding System
19. Multi-station Manufacturing Systems: Automated for Flexibility
19.1 Manufacturing Flexibility Defined
19.2 Components of an FM
19.3 Analysis of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
19.4 Alternative Approaches to Flexible Manufacturing

20. Quality Programs for Manufacturing
20.1 Quality in Design and Manufacturing
20.2 Traditional and Modern Quality Control
20.3 Process Variability and Process Capability
20.4 Statistical Process Control
20.5 Six Sigma
20.6 Taguchi Methods in Quality Engineering
20.7 ISO 9000
Appendix 20A The Six Sigma DMAIC Procedure
21. Inspection Principles and Practices
21.1 Inspection Fundamentals
21.2 Sampling versus 100% Inspection
21.3 Automated Inspection
21.4 When and Where to Inspect
21.5 Analysis of Inspection Systems
22. Inspection Technologies
22.1 Inspection Metrology
22.2 Conventional Measuring and Gaging Techniques
22.3 Coordinate Measuring Machines
22.4 Surface Measurement
22.5 Machine Vision
22.6 Other Optical Inspection Methods
22.7 Noncontact Nonoptical Inspection Techniques
Appendix 22A: Geometric Feature Construction

23. Product Design and Cad/Cam in the Production System
23.1 Product Design and CAD
23.2 CAM, CAD/CAM, and CIM
24. Process Planning and Concurrent Engineering
24.1 Process Planning
24.2 Computer-Aided Process Planning
24.3 Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacturing
24.4 Advanced Manufacturing Planning
25. Production Planning and Control Systems
25.1 Aggregate Production Planning and the Master Production Schedule
25.2 Material Requirements Planning
25.3 Capacity Planning
25.4 Shop Floor Control
25.5 Inventory Control
25.6 Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)
25.7 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
26. Just-in-Time and Lean Production
26.1 Lean Production and Waste in Manufacturing
26.2 Just-in-Time Production Systems
26.3 Autonomation
26.4 Worker Involvement

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