Industrial Automation and Robotics

  • 7h 1m
  • A.K. Gupta, Jean Riescher Westcott, S.K. Arora
  • Mercury Learning
  • 2017

The purpose of this book is to present an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of automation and robotics for industrial applications. Covers hydraulics, pneumatics, fluidics, automation, circuits, and robotics. Companion disc with applications from industry.

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.


  • Begins with introductory concepts on automation, hydraulics, and pneumatics
  • Covers sensors, PLC's, microprocessors, transfer devices and feeders, robotic sensors, robotic grippers, and robot programming
  • Companion DVD has applications and videos from industry

About the Author

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.

In this Book

  • Automation
  • Basic Laws and Principles
  • Basic Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Pumps and Compressors
  • Fluid Accessories
  • Cylinders and Motors
  • Control Valves
  • Circuits
  • Pneumatic Logic Circuits
  • Fluidics
  • Electrical and Electronic Controls
  • Transfer Devices and Feeders
  • Robotics
  • Robotic Sensors
  • Robot End Effectors
  • Robot Programming
  • Applications of Robots
  • Robots Using Real-Time Embedded Systems