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ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION, A Management Handbook,
By Frank J. Riley
1996, 7 x 10, Hard, Illustrated, 320pp
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Success in automatic assembly design and
operation comes from an awareness and sensitivity to a multitude of small
design details, and only Frank Riley could pack so much knowledge and
experience into a practical and authoritative guide to the selection and
application of automatic assembly machinery. This book provides a thorough
overview of management, engineering, and machine operator considerations
necessary to ensure successful specification, procurement, design,
manufacture, installation, and sustained productivity of new assembly
Places more emphasis on how corporations can
employ an integrated systems approach to automatic assembly to respond to
product quality, productivity, global manufacturing competitiveness, and
increasingly aggressive consumerism. Includes a vast amount of practical
information about all aspects of automated assembly. Thoroughly discusses
several unusual and valuable topics, including a look into the 21st Century
and the emerging influence of simultaneous engineering in manufacturing.
Why Automatic Assembly? Product Design for
Automatic Assembly. Selecting the Assembly Machine System. The Role of the
Control System. Feeding and Transfer of Parts. Integrating Fabrication and
Packaging Operations with Assembly. Joining and Fastening. Inspection, Gaging,
and Functional Testing, Meeting Government Regulations. Systems Procurement.
Machine Acceptance and Installation. The Production Audit. Automated Assembly
in the 21st Century. Index.
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