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Industrial Robotics Fundamentals: Theory and Applications, 3rd Edition

By: Larry T. (Tim) Ross, Stephen W. (Steve) Fardo, and Michael F. Walach
ISBN: 978-1-63126-941-7
Format: Softcover
Copyright: 2018
Subject: Manufacturing / Metals
Description
Industrial Robotics Fundamentals is an introduction to the principles of industrial robotics, related systems, and applications. The technical aspects of industrial robotics are covered in four units: Principles of Robotics; Power Supplies and Movement Systems; Sensing and End-of-Arm Tooling; and Control Systems and Maintenance. Topics included are degrees of freedom, programming, implementation planning, and system maintenance.
  • Student learning is enhanced by the use of a systems, or “big-picture,” approach to the material.
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  • Features throughout the text address special interest topics, such as pioneers in the field, applications of technology, and careers.
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Industrial Robotics Fundamentals is an introduction to the principles of industrial robotics, related systems, and applications. The technical aspects of industrial robotics are covered in four units: Principles of Robotics; Power Supplies and Movement Systems; Sensing and End-of-Arm Tooling; and Control Systems and Maintenance. Topics included are degrees of freedom, programming, implementation planning, and system maintenance.
  • Student learning is enhanced by the use of a systems, or “big-picture,” approach to the material.
  • End-of-chapter material, including hands-on Activities, Learning Extensions and Advanced Analysis, build hands-on and higher-order thinking skills that extend beyond the textbook.
  • Features throughout the text address special interest topics, such as pioneers in the field, applications of technology, and careers.
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Table of Contents

Principles of Robotics
1. Introduction to Robotics
2. Fundamentals of Robotics
3. Safety
4. Robot Programming
5. Industrial Applications
Power Supplies and Movement Systems
6. Electromechanical Systems
7. Fluid Power Systems
Sensing and End-of-Arm Tooling
8. Sensors
9. End Effectors
Control Systems and Maintenance
10. Computer Systems and Digital Electronics
11. Interfacing and Vision Systems
12. Maintaining Robotic Systems
13. Robots in Modern Manufacturing
14. Robotics Applications and Innovations
15. Designing and Constructing a Robot
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About the Author(s)

Larry T. (Tim) Ross - is a Professor and Chair of Applied Engineering and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his Doctorate in Vocational and Industrial Education from The University of Kentucky, a Master of Science in Industrial Professional Technology (Manufacturing Concentration) from Indiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) from Western Kentucky University (WKU). Tim currently serves as the Chair of Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) department at EKU where he has taught for the past 18 years. In addition to his time at EKU, Tim has also had seven years of teaching experience in secondary and post-secondary systems. Tim currently teaches courses with a focus on automation, industrial applications and career and technical education. He is also involved in conducting industry training in automation and fluid power. Tim has participated in the Association for Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) and Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education.

Stephen W. (Steve) Fardo - is Foundation Professor Emeritus of Applied Engineering and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his Doctorate in Technical Education Leadership (EPDA Fellow) from The University of Kentucky, a Master of Science in Industrial Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (Electronics) from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). Dr. Fardo currently serves as a consultant / advisor for technical teachers and school systems through the department of Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) at EKU and the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) in the state of Kentucky. He previously taught for 35 years in the AET department. While at EKU, Dr. Fardo taught and advised in the Electronics and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, teaching over 25 different courses. In recent years, many of these courses were organized for online delivery. Dr. Fardo also served with the US Army Corps of Engineers (Reserve) for 28 years in various Training and Evaluation Command positions and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Fardo has participated in the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA), Association for Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Mississippi Valley Technical Teacher Education Conference, and Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education. He co-authored (with Dale R. Patrick) over 25 textbook and laboratory manual titles for several publishers during the evolution of post-secondary Electronics programs in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. He has been honored to receive several recognitions, including EKU Foundation Professorship, Kentucky Career and Technical Education Service Award and Pendleton County High School (Kentucky) Wall of Fame.

Michael F. Walach - is an assistant professor of Career and Technical Education at Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his Ph.D. in education from The University of Rhode Island, a Master of Art in teaching from Sacred Heart University, a Bachelor of Science in technology education from Rhode Island College, and an Associate of Science in electronics from the Community College of Rhode Island. Dr. Walach currently teaches courses in the department of Applied Engineering and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University and previously taught for 14 years in the public school system as an Engineering and Technology teacher. Dr. Walach also worked in the industrial x-ray industry for four years as a field service technician and applications engineer. He is the president of the Kentucky Technology and Engineering Education Association and Kentucky state representative for the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA). Dr. Walach presents annually at National and State conferences on engineering and technology topics, and has published work in the Journal of Technology Education. Dr. Walach was the 2013 ITEEA Rhode Island technology teacher of the year and the 2013 ITEEA distinguished program award recipient. When not working, Dr. Walach enjoys aviation and flying light aircraft.