This thoroughly updated version of Automation, Production Systems, And Computer-Integrated Manufacturing is an orderly devised textbook that is best suited for both graduate and undergraduate engineering courses and covers all major aspects of the subject ranging from the basic concepts to the advanced state-of-the-art technologies.
Summary Of The Book
Revised carefully to keep up with the syllabus requisites, this third edition of Automation, Production Systems, And Computer-Integrated Manufacturing serves as a handy reference as well as a classic classroom text for several engineering courses including production engineering, mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering. Besides discussing various production systems, their automation and material handling, it also explores the latest methods being tried and adopted in terms of designing new manufacturing approaches.
In its 6 well structured parts, the book holds 26 chapters that comprise modules such as Manufacturing Operations, Industrial Control Systems, Industrial Robotics, Manual Assembly Lines, Cellular Manufacturing, Inspection Technologies, Concurrent Engineering and more. In this improved edition, Groover elaborates more on actuators like electric motors, engineering equations regarding the handling of such actuators, CAD/CAM techniques, etc. He has also included a few completely new sections in order to keep the text up to date with the current industry standards and learning requirements. These sections include the ones on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Six Sigma, and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). The volume even provides a much detailed coverage on Lean Production and other quality programs.
Each chapter is followed by a set of practice problems and review questions which help students in applying the concepts learnt. In an attempt to maintain a quantitative approach, the author explains relevant engineering equations, their mathematical derivations, and the guidelines for their practical application, all in a very lucid and easily understandable manner. He also quotes quite a number of vignettes and historical notes concerning automation technology's origin and background.
About Mikell P. Groover
Mikell P. Groover is an American engineer and professor.
Fundamentals Of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, And Systems, Work Systems And The Methods, Measurement, And Management of Work, CAD/CAM: Computer-Aided Design And Manufacturing, and Industrial Robotics: Technology, Programming, And Applications are his other books.
Groover attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where he acquired a B.A. in Arts and Science, a B.S. and an M.S. both in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. He began a professional engineering career by joining the Eastman Kodak Company as one of their manufacturing engineers. But he soon realized his love for teaching and joined the faculty of Lehigh University in the year 1966 and worked there until he retired as a Professor Emeritus in 2010. During his teaching career, he has taught for a number of courses in the disciplines of Production Systems, Material Handling, Facilities Planning, Automation and Robotics, and Manufacturing Processes and has headed various research projects for companies like Hershey Foods, Ingersoll-Rand and Bethlehem Steel. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Albert Holzman Outstanding Educator Award, and the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Textbook Award. A fellow of both IIE and SME, his technical articles have appeared in reputed publications all over the world.
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