Industrial Automation and Robotics

An Introduction

A.K. Gupta
S.K. Arora

ISBN:  9781938549304 
PRICE:  $59.95
PUB DATE:  August 2016
FORMAT:  Hard Cover with DVD
PAGES:  400
TRIM SIZE:  7.00 x 9.00
SERIES:  Engineering

The purpose of this book is to present an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of automation and robotics for industrial applications. The book initially covers the important concepts of hydraulics and pneumatics and how they are used for automation in an industrial setting. It then moves to a discussion of circuits and using them in hydraulic, pneumatic, and fluidic design. The latter part of the book deals with electric and electronic controls in automation and final chapters are devoted to robotics, robotic programming, and applications of robotics in industry. A companion disc is included with applications and videos.



1. Automation. 2. Basic Laws and Principles. 3. Basic Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems. 4. Pumps and Compressors. 5. Fluid Accessories. 6. Cylinders and Motors. 7. Control Valves. 8. Circuits. 9. Pneumatic Logic Circuits. 10. Fluidics. 11. Electrical and Electronic Controls. 12. Transfer Devices and Feeders. 13. Robotics. 14. Robotic Sensors. 15. Robot End Effectors. 16. Robot Programming. 17. Applications.


A. K. Gupta has been an instructor of mechanical engineering for over ten years and has had numerous research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals in this field.

S. K. Arora is a university instructor and researcher.