Design of Automatic Machinery

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Science - 433 pages
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Assisting in the selection and understanding of a wide range of available machine configurations, this guide highlights 3 detailed case studies of the author's experience in the development of new automation machines and his attempts to bring them to market. The author studies cost justifying automation, patents, and intellectual property, as well costing examples based on real-world situations, examines system specifications and their impact on the design process, reviews traditional automation machine configurations, their strengths and weaknesses, and related case studies, discusses the types and ranges of available feeders and conveyors, and reviews types of actuators and their strengths and weaknesses.

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Stephen J. Derby is Codirector of the Flexible Manufacturing Center and Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

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