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Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools

Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools

By: F Nagata; K Watanabe

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Advanced manufacturing systems are vital to the manufacturing industry. It is well known that if a target work piece has a curved surface, then automation of the polishing process is difficult. Controller design for industrial robots and machine tools presents results where industrial robots have been successfully applied to such surfaces, presenting up to date information on these advanced manufacturing systems, including key technologies. Chapters cover topics such as velocity-based discrete-time control system for industrial robots; preliminary simulation of intelligent force control;...

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Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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This book, the first in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering. Mechatronics is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design. Today, mechatronics has a significant and increasing impact on engineering with emphasis on the design, development and operation of manufacturing engineering systems. The main objective of this...

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Modern Machining Technology

Modern Machining Technology

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2011

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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This forward-thinking, practical book provides essential information on modern machining technology for industry with emphasis on the processes used regularly across several major industries. Machining technology presents great interest for many important industries including automotive, aeronautics, aerospace, renewable energy, moulds and dies, biomedical, and many others. Machining processes are manufacturing processes in which parts are shaped by the removal of unwanted material; these processes cover several stages and are usually divided into the following categories: cutting...

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Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries

Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries

By: D-W Sun

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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The use of computer vision systems to control manufacturing processes and product quality has become increasingly important in food processing. Computer vision technology in the food and beverage industries reviews image acquisition and processing technologies and their applications in particular sectors of the food industry. Part one provides an introduction to computer vision in the food and beverage industries, discussing computer vision and infrared techniques for image analysis, hyperspectral and multispectral imaging, tomographic techniques and image processing. Part two goes on to...

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Simulation in Textile Technology

Simulation in Textile Technology

By: D Veit

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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The use of mathematical modelling and computer simulation can vastly improve the quality, efficiency and economic success of textile technology. Simulation in textile technology provides a comprehensive review of the key principles, applications and benefits of modelling for textile production. After an introduction to modelling and simulation, Simulation in textile technology goes on to review the principles and applications of the main types of model. The book first discusses neural networks and their applications before going on to explore evolutionary methods and fuzzy logic. It then...

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Process Control in Textile Manufacturing

Process Control in Textile Manufacturing

By: A Majumdar; A. Das; R Alagirusamy; V Kothari

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 27-NOV-2012

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Complex raw materials and manufacturing processes mean the textile industry is particularly dependent on good process control to produce high and consistent product quality. Monitoring and controlling process variables during the textile manufacturing process also minimises waste, costs and environmental impact. Process control in textile manufacturing provides an important overview of the fundamentals and applications of process control methods. Part one introduces key issues associated with process control and principles of control systems in textile manufacturing. Testing and...

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High-Speed Precision Motion Control

High-Speed Precision Motion Control

By: Takashi Yamaguchi; Mitsuo Hirata; Justin Pang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Written for researchers and postgraduate students in control engineering, as well as professionals in the hard disk drive industry, this book discusses high-precision and fast servo controls in hard disk drives (HDDs). The editors present a number of control algorithms that enable fast seeking and high precision positioning, and propose problems from commercial products, making the book valuable to researchers in HDDs. Each chapter is self-contained, and progresses from concept to technique, present application examples that can be used within automotive, aerospace, aeronautical, and...

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Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

By: ZongWei Luo

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 04-APR-2014

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Fast advances in information technology have led to a smarter world vision with ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation: Interconnection and Intelligence covers both theoretical perspectives and practical approaches to smart manufacturing research and development triggered by ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. This reference work discusses the transformation of manufacturing, the latest developments in smart manufacturing innovation, current and emerging technology opportunities, and market imperatives that enable manufacturing...

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Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

By: Alfredo Aguilera; J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Wood material has acquired great importance due to its short supply and increasing environmental awareness amongst users and manufacturers. However, its use as an engineering material requires consistent research developments in order to provide accurate responses to industrial processing problems. Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology examines the latest research advances and technological developments for wood material as an engineering product and the innovation it provides for environmentally-friendly materials. This reference source is essential for academics,...

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Fundamentals of Engineering Plasticity

Fundamentals of Engineering Plasticity

By: William F.,Hosford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 23-JAN-2014

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William Hosford's book is ideal for those involved in designing sheet metal forming processes. Knowledge of plasticity is essential for the computer simulation of metal forming processes and understanding the advances in plasticity theory is key to formulating sound analyses. The author makes the subject simple by avoiding notations used by specialists in mechanics. R. Hill's authoritative book, Mathematical Theory of Plasticity (1950), presented a comprehensive treatment of continuum plasticity theory up to that time; much of the treatment in this book covers the same ground, but focuses...

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Progressive Manufacturing

Progressive Manufacturing

By: Soli Engineer

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2005

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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Manufacturers are continuously searching for solutions to their seemingly never-ending inventory, delivery, cost, productivity, quality, and profit woes. Progressive Manufacturing: Managing Uncertainty While Blazing a Trail to Success provides powerful, cutting-edge, common-sense solutions to these and other perennial problems faced by most organizations. The book delineates the three keystones essential to achieving any significant degree of success — people, products or services, and processes. It presents thought-provoking ideas and methods for simplifying processes at every...

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Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 03-DEC-2013

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Industrial engineering affects all levels of society, with innovations in manufacturing and other forms of engineering oftentimes spawning cultural or educational shifts along with new technologies. Industrial Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications serves as a vital compendium of research, detailing the latest research, theories, and case studies on industrial engineering. Bringing together contributions from authors around the world, this three-volume collection represents the most sophisticated research and developments from the field of industrial engineering and...

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The Quantum Leap

The Quantum Leap

By: Dean Gilliam; Steve Taylor-Jones

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 19-JAN-2005

Insert Date: 15-NOV-2013

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In a world where customer demand is rewriting the rules of manufacturing success, yesterday's best practices may actually hinder companies more than help them. The Quantum Leap: Next Generation documents the forces shaping today's demad-driven markets and equips organizations with the knowledge and insight to navigate the transition to Demand Flow Technology (DFT) — a unique combination of innovative management philosophy, revolutionary manufacturing practices, and flexible employees. The first edition of The Quantum Leap  — and its French, German, Italian and Spanish translations...

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Vanishing Boundaries: How Integrating Manufacturing and Services Creates Customer Value, Second Edition

Vanishing Boundaries: How Integrating Manufacturing and Services Creates Customer Value, Second Edition

By: Richard Crandall; William Crandall

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 14-NOV-2013

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Presenting the innovative thesis that global competition and supply chain complexity are increasing so rapidly that managers must reach across the manufacturing and service boundary to gather more universally applicable ideas, this groundbreaking work addresses the unprecedented array of new or aggravated conditions that today’s business managers must face. Businesses need to become more consumer-centric, efficient, and quality conscious. This book addresses problems, solutions, and implementation strategies as well as risk and crisis management, sourcing, healthcare, alternative energy...

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Automating Manufacturing Operations

Automating Manufacturing Operations

By: William M. Hawkins

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 08-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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Industrial automation has gone from simple pre-programmed machine instructions to complex general manufacturing, rules-based automation procedures. Unlike other books on industrial automation, this book focuses in on "Manufacturing Operations Systems" (MOPS) in general. It describes their development, implementation and successful management. The book especially addresses the all-important human-machine interface: computer-based manufacturing procedures that are understandable to both computers and humans. Consequently, a language for writing procedures is discussed. It is a language based on...

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Vistas in Nanofabrication

Vistas in Nanofabrication

By: Faiz Rahman

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 10-NOV-2013

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This book provides several examples of how diverse nanofabrication techniques are being used by researchers across the world to fabricate useful materials and devices. A number of research groups present their cutting-edge work on fabricating a variety of nanoscale structures such as split rings, wires, gaps, trenches and holes. The innovative techniques described in this book will be of interest to all who are engaged in research and development of nanofabrication technologies. The book mainly covers application areas in electronics and photonics but the techniques are general enough to...

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Manufacturing Automation, Second Edition

Manufacturing Automation, Second Edition

By: Yusuf Altintas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JAN-2012

Insert Date: 03-NOV-2013

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Metal cutting is widely used in producing manufactured products. The technology has advanced considerably along with new materials, computers and sensors. This new edition considers the scientific principles of metal cutting and their practical application to manufacturing problems. It begins with metal cutting mechanics, principles of vibration and experimental modal analysis applied to solving shop floor problems. There is in-depth coverage of chatter vibrations, a problem experienced daily by manufacturing engineers. Programming, design and automation of CNC (computer numerical control)...

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Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

By: K. G. Swift; J. D. Booker

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 15-FEB-2013

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Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook provides engineers and designers with process knowledge and the essential technological and cost data to guide the selection of manufacturing processes early in the product development cycle. Building on content from the authors’ earlier introductory Process Selection guide, this expanded handbook begins with the challenges and benefits of identifying manufacturing processes in the design phase and appropriate strategies for process selection. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to concise coverage of different manufacturing processes,...

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Domino Effects in the Process Industries

Domino Effects in the Process Industries

By: Genserik Reniers; Valerio Cozzani

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 08-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Domino Effects in the Process Industries discusses state-of-the-art theories, conceptual models, insights and practical issues surrounding large-scale knock-on accidents—so-called domino effects—in the chemical and process industries. The book treats such extremely low-frequency phenomena from a technological perspective, studying possible causes and introducing several approaches to assess and control the risks of these scenarios. The authors also examine these events from a managerial viewpoint, discussing single and multi-plant management insights and requirements to take pro-active...

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Computational Intelligence in Remanufacturing

Computational Intelligence in Remanufacturing

By: Bo Xing; Wen-Jing Gao

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 29-OCT-2013

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In attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many alternatives to manufacturing have been recommended from a number of international organizations. Although challenges will arise, remanufacturing has the ability to transform ecological and business value. Computational Intelligence in Remanufacturing introduces various computational intelligence techniques that are applied to remanufacturing-related issues, results, and lessons from specific applications while highlighting future development and research. This book is an essential reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in...