Automation and Robotics by Dr. Miltiadis A. Boboulos PDF

Automation and Robotics by Dr. Miltiadis A. Boboulos PDF

Download Automation and Robotics by Dr Miltiadis A. Boboulos PDF book: In this book for the optimisation of assembly conveyor lines we are dealing with series part production featured by a medium complexity degree and a medium number of individual components and assembly technique alternatives. Modern production techniques for medium to large series products or mass production usually involve assembly conveyor lines. The aim is to have monotonous and similar type operations causing fatigue, stress, and production traumas, gradually replaced by automated assembly cycles, means, and techniques. Assembly alternatives involving automation, and mechanisation, programmable and adaptive control have been in addition analyzed.

Recently, latest assembly techniques for simpler or more complicated products in engineering, device manufacturing and electronics involve computer-aided automated assembly means in Flexible Automated Production Lines or other types of automated conveyor lines, which provide full automation and human labour replacement. Assembly alternatives involving automation, and mechanisation, programmable and adaptive control have been analyzed in Chapters 3-5. Practically, this means no large investment in the modernisation and expansion of the production capacity and the product’s nomenclature.

  1. Automation & robotics: an optimized loudspeaker assembly for a mechanized serial production line
    1. Introduction
    2. Developing a dolly removal strategy
    3. General assembly strategy
    4. Feeder design
    5. Assembly cell design
    6. References
  2. Design of speakers production: assembly line of capacity 180,000/month, 15 product variants
    1. Introduction
    2. Strategy for the “dolly” removal
    3. General strategy
    4. Feeder design
    5. Evaluation of the assembly unit
    6. References
  3. Strategic approaches to resource husbandry and recovery: the superwash combo case study
    1. Introduction
    2. The team’s work
    3. The performers
    4. Quality
    5. Market & production line
    6. Environmental impact
    7. Machines
    8. Process technology & management
    9. Raw materials & component parts
    10. Conclusions
    11. References
  4. Software engineering and data communications: an automatic laminating plant
    1. Enviromental model
    2. Behavioural model
    3. References
  5. Robot grip mechanism: control loop design considerations
    1. Introduction
    2. Open loop system
    3. Closed loop control system
    4. Other control loop design considerations
    5. Conlcusion
    6. References

About the author

Dr. Miltiadis A. Boboulos

I am an Engineering Science lecturer within the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the TEI of Kavala and Halkida, Greece and also a researcher in the Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group. My research areas are those of design and modelling of biomass fuelled combustion plant and assessment methods for cleaner production processes.

I am committed to actions to support Sustainable Development, in particular with emphasis on energy based subjects. Past work included research in biomass combustion, fire spread, life cycle analysis and modelling of air flows in respiratory systems.

I have been also investigating biomass combustion and pyrolysis at low temperature and in flames to obtain information about pyrolysis and char burnout kinetics. This work included fundamental studies of catalytic metal release, their fate and behaviour during thermal processing of biomass, as well as characterisation of biomass materials and waste woods.

Research also involved examining emissions from solid fuel combustion and gasification, by investigating the mechanisms of remobilisation of nitrogen and transformations between nitrogen-containing compounds in pine litter and its impact on emissions from conversion applications. For this purpose the products obtained from pyrolysis under oxidising and reducing conditions of pine litter were examined. Work included characterisation of the chars produced, and the form of nitrogen.