Industrial Robotics,
1st Edition

Keith Dinwiddie

ISBN-13: 9781133610991 | ISBN-10: 1133610994

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 304 pages

List Price USD $116.95


Giving you insight into real-world practice, INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS provides an introduction to the industry and basic understanding of the subjects needed for starting a career in industrial robotics. It begins with a background on the history and development of industrial automation, then moves into robot mechanical unit configurations, controller architecture, and general software structure. Basic programming instruction definition and interpretation enable you to break a programming problem into its component parts, solve the component parts, and integrate them into a finished program. Three subjects not typically addressed in robotic texts are discussed: industrial sensors, vision systems, and maintenance. Comprehensive coverage also includes the basic types of tooling and their applications, economic aspects of robots in the workplace, and the issues of human/robot interfaces.

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Meet the Authors

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Keith E. Dinwiddie is the Technical Education Extension Specialist/Instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College where he has been teaching industrial maintenance and robotics classes full time since fall 2007. Previously, he worked in industry as an industrial maintenance technician while teaching as an adjunct instructor. He also has prior military experience maintaining Huey helicopters. A FANUC Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) instructor for both programming and vision systems, Dinwiddie has experience with various robotic systems, including Panasonic, Mitsubishi, NAO, LEGO Mindstorms NXT and hobby robotic systems.

  • Helping you maximize the success of your course, Instructor Resources include engaging PowerPoints, comprehensive Test Banks, and Answer Keys.
  • Extremely student friendly, the text provides information that is not robot or program specific –- meaning it can be used across programs. It is also packed with current examples and illustrations.
  • Ensuring students get the most from their study time, each chapter provides a list of key points, a summary of the key points, and a series of review questions to check their comprehension.
  • Basic programming instruction definition and interpretation enable students to break a programming problem into its component parts, solve the component parts, and integrate them into a finished program.
  • Offering real-world insight, INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS provides a basic understanding of the key concepts needed for students considering a career in industrial robotics.
  • Its comprehensive coverage includes several topics not discussed in most robotic texts: vison systems, sensors, and maintenance.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Industrial Robots and Automation.
2. Robot Types and Classification.
3. Robot Programming.
4. End of Arm Tooling.
5. Integration and Networking.
6. Automation Sensors.
7. Economic Issues.
8. Robot Interfacing and the Human/Machine Interface.
9. Vision Systems.
10. Safety.
11. Maintenance.
Appendix A: Flow Charting Symbols.
Appendix B: Recommended Tool List.

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