Industrial Robotics: Selection, Design, and Maintenance

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McGraw-Hill, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 211 pages
With so many industries taking advantage of the tremendous advances in robotics, entities ranging from small family businesses to large corporations need assistance in the selection, design, set-up, maintenance, and economic considerations of industrial automation. This detailed reference shows how to achieve maximum productivity with robotics, classifies robots according to their complexity and function, and explains how to avoid common automation mistakes. * Covers a wide range of industries--from automobile to smaller creative areas such as painting, plastic, glass work, and brick manufacturing * Includes a world-wide survey of various companies successfuly using robots in industrial applications

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Harry Colestock is an electrical engineer who designed and built automation systems for over 40 years. A specialist in robot productivity improvement, he has analyzed robotics for hundreds of companies in the auto industry as well as other high-volume industries. As chief engineer of Advanced Technology and Testing at Ingersoll-Rand, Mr. Colestock led the effort in the design and installation of some of the most advanced robotic systems in the world. His last job, before retiring, was the design and installation of an entire assembly and test line for the automatic assembly and testing of the six cylinder engine for General Motors' Holden division in Melbourne, Australia. He now lives in Petoskey, Michigan.

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