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Miscellaneous Books

Blueprint Reading Basics

By Warren Hammer
2001, 8 X 10 illustrated softcover
366 pages
Written by a professional with over 50 years of experience in manufacturing, this third edition manual has been expanded to include new and revised worksheets, illustrations, and examples. It includes industry standards, practices, and copies of industrial prints throughout, providing a balanced presentation of blueprint reading theory and industrial applications.
The Basics of Blueprints
The Reading of Blueprints
The Lines and Views of Blueprints
The Total Blueprint
Surface Texture
Machine Terms and Holes
Machining Requirements
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Types of Blueprints and Computer-Aided Design
Answers to Review Questions
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Out of stock
$31.50 BK-BRB
BOOK- Blueprint Reading Basics

Industrial Robotics Handbook

Industrial Robotics Handbook
V. Daniel Hunt
432 pages, Illustrated, 6 x 9
Published: January, 1983

Comprehensive and extensively illustrated, this outstanding reference provides a unique overview of robotics, its
hardware, various types, their functions, social issues surrounding their use, and their future in industry.

Presents information obtained from a variety of knowledgeable sources. Provides an extensive list of various robotics
systems, and the potential of 'smart robots' grouped into types of models. Includes important technical material on tolerances,
load carrying capacities, price, and names and addresses of companies and individuals to contact for further information.

* Introduction to Robotics
* Robot Configuration
* Sensor Systems
* Tooling
* Application Information
* Computer Programming and Integration
* Robotic Control Systems
* Safety Considerations
* Economics of Robotics
* Socioeconomic Impact of Robotics
* Current Robotic Systems
* International Robotic Development
* Impact of Robots on Jobs
* The Future of Robotics
* Index
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$39.00 BK-IRH
BOOK- Industrial Robotics Handbook - last copy

Industrial Robotics


Industrial Robotics
Andrew Glaser
252 pages
Published: September, 2008

Identifying a manufacturing process that can be automated is often a daunting task. It requires a team approach to qualifying, validating, and then finally, implementing a program. This book takes you through the best practices for each step, regardless of the application type or the industry segment. It will show you how to achieve the system expectations that were planned for and benchmarked, and it will also help identify the most common pitfalls - all without having to eliminate employees.

* Provides a broad, semi-detailed review of various robotic applications based on process, including machine tending for CNC machine, press brake tending, deburring, grinding, dispensing, and welding.
* Incorporates existing articles, as well as the author's own knowledge to describe points of interest and background.
* Illustrates points by featuring using an interview format between the author and the user or expert providing opinion and insight.
* Features numerous illustrations, drawings, and charts in every chapter.
* Uses case studies to describe points and features North American based examples.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Why Automate the Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMMs)?
* Productivity can Save the Factory
* Industrial Robots Reduce Labor Costs and Increase Productivity
* Partnering with your customer and supplier to reduce costs
* Justifying Robotic Automation
* The ROI Power of Industrial Robotics
* Additional Benefits of Implementing Industrial Robotics
* Applying Present Value Tools to Evaluate the Robot Investment
* Resources Manufacturers Need to Become Familiar With

Chapter 2 - Implementing Robotic Automation - Getting Started
* Robotic Implementation is Always a Team Effort
* Ingredients of the Robotic System
* Judging a Good Project from a Bad Project
* Gather the Right Details
* Criteria for Arc Welding
* Criteria for Tending Machines
* Criteria for Press Tending
* Criteria for Palletizing/De-Palletizing Data
* Criteria for Material Removal
* Constants and Variables of a Robot System

Chapter 3 - Robotics and Risk
* Risk and Cost
* Hidden Risk
* Risk of Your Own Managers and Personnel
* Managing What You Control
* Risk of Technology

Chapter 4 - Setting Expectations for Success
* Tools for Validating the Robotic Process
* Proof of Concept Case Studies

Chapter 5 - Writing the Right Specifications
* Defining Elements of the Scope of Work
* Scope of Work Example - Robotic Finishing
* Cylinder Head Line Case Study Scope of Work Example -Robotic Press Tending Case Study

Chapter 6 - Lean Manufacturing With Robotics for Low Volume, Small Batch Runs
* Man vs. Machine
* Changeover for Small Batches
* Suggestions for the Design of a Robotic Work-Cell
* Automating the machining process - Case Study
* Automating the welding process for small batch runs
* Automating the material removal process for small batch runs
* Automating small batch runs for press tending and palletizing
* Automating the palletizing process for small batch runs
* Tools for small batch and high changeover production

Chapter 7 - Lean Manufacturing with Robotics for High Volume, Large Batch Runs
* Robotic Machine Tending for High Production
* Running Lights Out
* Job Shop vs. OEM
* Robotic Cellular Manufacturing
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HVAC: The Handbook

HVAC: The Handbook of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Design and Implementation
A. Vedavarz, S. Kumar and M. Hussain
1008 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 10
Published: 2007

With over 1,000 pages covering all fundamental and practical HVAC design procedures and methods, this classic reference is packed with details and contains a wealth of information that is of great use to the HVAC designer and practitioner, as well as to the student mastering the intricacies of HVAC fundamentals. Unlike any other handbook of its kind, HVAC provides an in-depth treatment of topics via modular self-contained chapters that serve both as a manual for the experienced professional and as a fundamental reference for others. Each self-contained chapter places emphasis on graphical and tabular presentations of data that are useful for easy understanding of fundamentals and solving problems of design, installation, and operation. You are sure to find everything you need right here in one complete volume!

* Bell and Gossett ESP-PLUS software provides calculations for the selection of equipment such as hydraulic pumps, heat exchangers, and hydronic and steam system components. It also helps select commercially available equipment and components.
* Trane Load 700 heating and cooling load calculation software allows the user to use detailed geometric, weather and exposure parameters to accurately estimate load during the heating and cooling cycles.

* Fundamentals
* Psychrometry
* Air Conditioning Processes
* Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation
* Load Estimating Fundamentals
* Heating Load Calculations
* Cooling Load Calculations
* Duct Design
* Pipe Sizing
* Hydronic Heating and Cooling System
* Energy Calculation
* Combustion
* Air Conditioning Systems
* Air Handling and Ventilation
* Steam Heating System Design
* Noise and Vibration Control
* Motors and Starters
* Design Procedure, Abbreviations, Symbols
* Climatic Design Information
* Units and Conversions
* Index
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Out of stock
$49.00 BK-HVAC
BOOK- HVAC: The Handbook

Millwright's Guide to Motor/Pump Alignment

A Millwright's Guide to Motor Pump Alignment, Second Edition
Tom Harlon
375 pages, Illustrated
Published: April, 2008


A former engineer stated that the author's first edition contained more alignment information than the sum total of all other works in the Library of Congress. This second edition is the result of over 38 years of hard work and many thousands of hours of writing, testing, retesting, and testing again the alignment related formulas the author has developed on his own. It will make users work much easier and will assist them in making many dollars. It is sure to be valuable to novices and professionals alike!

* Written by a mechanic for mechanics in a mechanic's language.
* Provides loads of information, common sense tips, and methods and formulas that have been around for decades.
* Offers the "how-to's"; along with the drawings, the formulas, and mathematical examples that address the "who", "what", "when", "where", "why", and "how" in several dozen realistic incidents involving alignment work.
* Features valuable hints, practical tips, comments, and cautionary notes throughout to drive home each point.
* Covers at least 99% of the field alignment problems encountered by most mechanics.

Table of Contents:

* Introduction
* The Totally Dedicated Mechanic
* "T" Hammer (a short story)
* On the Subject of Tools
* Some Personal Thoughts on Shaft Alignment
* Horizontal vs. Vertical
* Rules
* What to do First
* A Little More on the Subject of Tools
* Handy Practices - Tricks
* Runout Check
* Regarding Repeated Redundancy
* The Sequential Torquing of the Pump Core to Volute
* Soft Legs or Soft Feet
* Perpendicular vs. Otherwise
* Monitoring via Mag-Base Indicators
* Indexing a Bridgeport Milling Machine Head
* Field Coil to Armature Alignment
* The Lateral Aspect (of Field Coil to Armature Alignment)
* Armature to Field Coil Alignment
* Side-to-Side Movement, Using Jackbits
* The Raw Basics of Rim and Face Alignment
* Tapered Inner-Bore Bearings
* Prelude to Rim and Face Alignment
* About the Rest of This (Rim and Face) Chapter
* A Multiple Line-up Problem
* True Story? (Probably)
* Outright Wasted
* Time for a "Coffee Break"
* For My Sons
* Counterproductive Element Identified
* Couplings
* Small Diameter Couplings
* Squirrel Cage Fan Solutions
* Daddy, What is? Daddy, What if
* Perfection
* Chapter Subjects and Titles
* Dueling Brothers
* Unknowns
* Personal to the Reader
* Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?
* Who Are You to do the What?
* A Brief Introduction to the Wagon Wheel Theory
* The Wagon Wheel Method
* Long Spools (Sometimes Called Jackshafts)
* Short Story on Reverse Dial
* Reverse Dial
* Single Side Reverse Dial
* Vertical Mounted Motor/Shaft Alignment Where Random Bolt Patterns Exist
* Auxiliary Attachments
* Vertical Mounted Drivers
* Trammeling Vertical Columns
* Gearboxes with Dual/Triple/More Power Shafts
* Gearboxes with Vertical Power Shafts
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