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Automation, Production Systems and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Hardcover – 9 Feb 1987

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NEW ORGANIZATION. The second edition consists of five parts, following two introductory chapters:

  • I. Automation and control technologies: industrial computer control, control system components, numerical control, industrial robotics, programmable logic controllers.
  • II. Material handling technologies: conveyor systems, automated guided vehicle systems, automated storage systems, automatic identification and data capture.
  • III. Manufacturing systems: single station cells, group technology, flexible manufacturing systems, assembly lines, transfer lines.
  • IV. Quality control systems: statistical process control, inspection principles and technologies.
  • V. Manufacturing support systems: CAD/CAM, process planning, production planning, production planning and control, lean production and agile manufacturing.

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  • Expanded coverage of automation fundamentals, numerical control programming, group technology, flexible manufacturing systems, material handling and storage, quality control and inspection, inspection technologies, programmable logic controllers.
  • New chapters or sections on manufacturing systems, single station manufacturing systems, mixed-model assembly line analysis, quality assurance and statistical process control, Taguchi methods, inspection principles and technologies, concurrent engineering, automatic identification and data collection, lean and agile manufacturing.
  • Higher quantitative and engineering content in the text with more equations and example problems
  • More quantitative problems on more topics: 385 problems in the new edition, 125 more than the 1987 edition.
  • Historical notes describing the development and historical background of many of the automation technologies.
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MIKELL P. GROOVER is Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, where he also serves as Director of the Manufacturing Technology Laboratory. He holds the following degrees all from Lehigh: B.A. (1961) in Arts and Science, B.S. (1962) in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1969) in Industrial Engineering. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania (since 1972). His industrial experience includes full-time employment at Eastman Kodak Company as a Manufacturing Engineer. Since joining Lehigh, he has done consulting, research, and project work for a number of industrial companies including Ingersoll-Rand, Air Products & Chemicals, Bethlehem Steel, and Hershey Foods.

His teaching and research areas include manufacturing processes, metal cutting theory, automation and robotics, production systems, material handling, facilities planning, and work systems. He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Albert Holzman Outstanding Educator Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). His publications include over 75 technical articles and papers which have appeared in Industrial Engineering, IIE Transactions, NAMRC Proceedings, ASME Transactions, IEEE Spectrum, International Journal of Production Systems, Encyclopaedia Britannica, SME Technical Papers, and others. Professor Groover's avocation is writing textbooks on topics in manufacturing and automation. His previous books are used throughout the world and have been translated into French, German, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. His book Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing received the 1996 IIE Joint Publishers Award and the 1996 M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Textbook Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Dr. Groover is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI). He is a Fellow of IIE and SME.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By robbie.t@tinyonline.co.uk on 24 Mar. 2001
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From being a university student for many years I stirve to seek books as good as this, not only were the subject areas introduced gradually, but the sudject areas were interesting and informative to engineers and public alike... a must have for students!!!!!
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It came in awful shape with some strange stickers on it which can't be removed... the overall look of the book is like if some one kicked it few times before packaging it !!!
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