This comprehensive textbook covers in detail the principal programmable automation technologies used in industry - the building blocks from which all automated manufacturing is developed. It is a one-stop source for developing CNC, robotics, and PLC programming skills, is replete with numerous examples, and it identifies and discusses readily available simulation software to experiment with. The text is primarily intended for undergraduate engineering technology students. Besides, anyone with a technical background and a general understanding of manufacturing and manufacturing processes will find this text useful, as well as to those who wish, simply, to study and understand the use of these technologies The text is organized into four sections. Section One is introductory: Chapter 1 provides some background on manu-facturing and defines programmable automation. Chapter 2 explains calculation methods used to justify automation expenditures, as motivated by productivity concepts. Section Two covers computer numerical control: Chapter Chapter 3 introduces CNC technology, Chapter 4 discusses CNC programming, and Chapter 5 addresses CNC simulation. Robotics is covered in Section Three: Chapter 6 introduces robotics technology and Chapter 7 goes over both robotics programming and simulation. Section Four addresses PLCs: Chapter 8 introduces PLCs and Chapter 9 covers programming and simulation of PLCs. Finally, Chapter 10 concludes the text with a discussion of how all three technologies are brought together to create programmable automated workstations and work cells.
Author: Gary D. Anderson
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Electric driving
Motion Control for CNC & Robotics is all about getting drive and motor systems to perform with precision and repeatability, and learning to confidently troubleshoot these types of complex machinery. Modern robotics, CNC machines, and conveyor systems all use the types of control and feedback devices discussed in Motion Control for CNC & Robotics, the first book in the "Practical Guides for Industrial Technicians" series. If you are new to troubleshooting these types of control systems, this book is a great place to gain insight into the many components and systems used in motion control. Motion Control for CNC & Robotics includes sections on control systems, types of motors used with positioning, drive amplifiers or controllers, and the many types of feedback devices typically used with closed-loop control. Explains in clear and easy to understand terminology, the building blocks of motion and positioning, with insights into troubleshooting and diagnostics.
Printed manual describing the complete steps in constructing an inexpensive CNC milling machine and router. Includes all diagrams, circuits, sources of parts, sources of free machine control software, sources for free graphics software, how to write g code and g code examples. Useful for metal working, woodworking, engraving, pattern making,sign making and three dimension art. Included is a tutorial on writing g code with examples. Printed upon order and promptly shipped. available as download and CD disc at http://www.goodworksebooks.com
Author: Gary D. Anderson
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Motion Control is about getting drive and motor systems to perform with precision and repeatability. Modern robotics, CNC machines, and conveyor systems all use the types of control and feedback devices discussed in “Motion Control Basics: Troubleshooting Skills for CNC & Robotics”.This is the first book in the “Practical Guides for the Industrial Technician” series. If you are new to troubleshooting these types of control systems, this book is a great place to start and explains in clear and intuitive language the basics of “how” these systems work!
Author: James Floyd Kelly
Release Date: 2010-02-09
Do you like to build things? Are you ever frustrated at having to compromise your designs to fit whatever parts happen to be available? Would you like to fabricate your own parts? Build Your Own CNC Machine is the book to get you started. CNC expert Patrick Hood-Daniel and best-selling author James Kelly team up to show you how to construct your very own CNC machine. Then they go on to show you how to use it, how to document your designs in computer-aided design (CAD) programs, and how to output your designs as specifications and tool paths that feed into the CNC machine, controlling it as it builds whatever parts your imagination can dream up. Don't be intimidated by abbreviations like CNC and terms like computer-aided design. Patrick and James have chosen a CNC-machine design that is simple to fabricate. You need only basic woodworking skills and a budget of perhaps $500 to $1,000 to spend on the wood, a router, and various other parts that you'll need. With some patience and some follow-through, you'll soon be up and running with a really fun machine that'll unleash your creativity and turn your imagination into physical reality. The authors go on to show you how to test your machine, including configuring the software. Provides links for learning how to design and mill whatever you can dream up The perfect parent/child project that is also suitable for scouting groups, clubs, school shop classes, and other organizations that benefit from projects that foster skills development and teamwork No unusual tools needed beyond a circular saw and what you likely already have in your home toolbox Teaches you to design and mill your very own wooden and aluminum parts, toys, gadgets—whatever you can dream up
Despite recent advances in our understanding of how innovation and entrepreneurship impact the creation and appropriation of value, numerous questions remain unanswered. This volume draws together scholars working at the forefront of entrepreneurship-, strategy-, and innovation-related domains to explore these questions.
This volume contains the basic concepts of modern robotics, basic definitions, systematics of robots in industry, service, medicine and underwater activity. Important information on walking and mili-walking machines are included as well as possible applications of microrobots in medicine, agriculture, underwater activity.
Author: Gary Lee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-11-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The international conference on Automation and Robotics-ICAR2011 is held during December 12-13, 2011 in Dubai, UAE. The proceedings of ICAR2011 have been published by Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, which include 163 excellent papers selected from more than 400 submitted papers. The conference is intended to bring together the researchers and engineers/technologists working in different aspects of intelligent control systems and optimization, robotics and automation, signal processing, sensors, systems modeling and control, industrial engineering, production and management. This part of proceedings includes 82 papers contributed by many researchers in relevant topic areas covered at ICAR2011 from various countries such as France, Japan, USA, Korea and China etc. The session topic of this proceeding is signal processing and industrial engineering, production and management, which includes papers about signal reconstruction, mechanical sensors, real-time systems control system identification, change detection problems, business process modeling, production planning, scheduling and control, computer-based manufacturing technologies, systems modeling and simulation, facilities planning and management, quality control and management, precision engineering, intelligent design and manufacturing. The papers in this proceedings focus on industry engineering to promote efficiency and affect for the world, which typically showed their advanced research work recently in their various field. I am sure that discussing with many colleagues will give much more creative idea for each other on ICAR2011. All of papers with powerful evidence and detail demonstration involved the authors’ numerous time and energy will be proved valuable by their unexhausted exploring sprit. Sincere thanks to the committee and all the authors, in additionally, including anonymous reviewers from many fields and organizations. They pointed out us direction to go on research work for the world.
Author: Kenneth W. Evans
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Written in simple, easy-to-understand language by skilled programmers with years of experience teaching CNC machining to the industry and in formal education settings, Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines provides full descriptions of many operation and programming functions and illustrates their practical applications through examples. It provides in-depth information on how to program turning and milling machines, which is applicable to almost all control systems. It keeps all theoretical explanations to a minimum throughout so that they do not distort an understanding of the programming. And because of the wide range of information available about the selection of tools, cutting speeds, and the technology of machining, it is sure to benefit engineers, programmers, supervisors, and machine operators who need ready access to information that will solve CNC operation and programming problems.
Machining and CNC Technology, Third Edition, by Michael Fitzpatrick, will provide the latest approach to machine tool technology available. Students will learn basic modern integrated manufacturing, CNC systems, CAD/CAM and advanced technologies, and how to safely set up and run both CNC and manually operated machines. This is a how-to-do-it text.
Learn to make your own robots with this accessible, illustrated guide for robotics enthusiasts, featuring 13 unique robotics projects suitable for beginner to intermediate level. You’ve seen the sci-fi movies and dreamed of creating your very own robot. Now learn to build machines with your own hands that will move or perform tasks at your command. Featuring brand-new projects and specially commissioned photography, this book uses easily sourced components to teach you simple electronics and programming. Learn to design and build your very own custom-made creations that can walk, draw or even guard your home. Start with a space-age butterfly that skips along on its own or a robot that creates psychedelic patterns of amazing variety, then discover how to create a catapult bot that activates when movement is detected or construct an intelligent, all-terrain rover vehicle – the possibilities are endless.
This book will show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You'll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics. You also discover controller methods and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic robots and moves into more complex projects, including a GPS-enabled robot, a robotic lawn mower, a fighting bot, and even a DIY Segway-clone. Introduction to the Arduino and other components needed for robotics Learn how to build motor controllers Build bots from simple line-following and bump-sensor bots to more complex robots that can mow your lawn, do battle, or even take you for a ride Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.