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Industrial Automation and Robotics

A K Gupta (Author) S K Arora (Author)
This text is meant to fill a long felt need for a comprehensive book on "Industrial Automation and Robotics". The book retains all aspects of the course in a unified manner as far as possible at undergraduate level. The book is specifically written to meet the requirements of syllabus of PTU and various other universities. The book is written in a simple and easy language so that the students can grasp the subject by self-study. The purpose of this book is to present a basic introduction to the multidisciplinary field of "Automation". The book begins with a brief introduction of Automation. Chapter 2 deals with laws and principles upon which Hydraulics and Pneumatics are based upon. In Chapter 3 the components of basic Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems are discussed. Chapter 4, which is on pumps and compressors deals with characteristics and properties of all the pumps and compressors used in industry. Chapter 5 concentrates on Pneumatic and Hydraulic accessories like filters, lubricators, air dryers, FRL's, pipelines, connectors etc. Chapter 6 deals with Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, which covers classification, construction and working of cylinders and motors. Chapter 7 deals with construction and working of various Pneumatics and Hydraulics valves. In Chapter 8 basic Pneumatic and Hydraulic circuits are discussed. Chapter 9, which is on Fluidics, discusses the basic theories and advancements in this field and various fluidic components. Chapter 10 is on Pneumatic logic circuit design, which discusses various methods on circuit design. Chapter 11 is on electric and electronic controls used in automation. Components like sensors, PLC's and microprocessors are included. Chapter 12 deals with Transfer Devices and Feeders. Chapter 13-17 are on Robotics. These cover Robotic Sensors, Robotic Grippers, Robot Programming and Applications of Robots in industry.

1.Automation 2.Basic Laws and Principles 3.Basic Pneumatic and Hydraulic System 4.Pumps and Compressors 5.Fluid Accessories 6.Cylinders and Motors 7.Control Valves 8.Circuits 9.Pneumatic Logic Circuits 10.Fluidics 11.Electrical and Electronic Controls 12.Transfer Devices and Feeders 13.Robotics 14.Robotic Sensors 15.Robot End Effectors 16.Robot Programming 17.Application of Robots.
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About the author

A K Gupta

Dr. A. K. Gupta is Director (Education, Examinations and Accreditation) at The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata. Apart from teaching experience, the author is well versed in fields of curriculum development, preparation of study material for engineering students, and conducting professional engineering examinations. Dr. Gupta has several published research papers in reputed national and international journals to his credit. He is also the author of six other books on Mathematics, Engineering Management, and MIS.

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Title Industrial Automation and Robotics
Date published: 31.12.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Laxmi Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788131805923
length 348p.