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Machine Management and Manufacturing

Machine Management and Manufacturing


January 17, 1995: a massive earthquake hits Kobe, Japan, trapping thousands in collapsed buildings. Conventional search-and-rescue operations prove inadequate, and in the months and years that follow, a new wave of research and development in automated crisis-response technology occurs. But the robotics craze that sweeps Japan as it enters the 21st century springs from more than just the tragic quake. It also reflects the rich culture of manga comics and Japanese science fiction and the pride the Asian nation has taken for decades in creating and building high-tech products. This film explores how and why Japan has become a leader—perhaps the world leader—in humanoid robot technology. Viewers learn about ROBO-ONE, an annual event that is both a design competition and a gladiatorial showdown; the HRP Project, an ongoing robotics study completely supported by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry; and the incorporation of robots into daily Japanese life, from customer service to mall security.

DVD (Portions with English subtitles) / 2012 / 59 minutes

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Driving a car with an automatic transmission may be relatively simple, but the machinery isn't! Technicians-in-training need a clear and thorough visual guide. This video provides an in-depth technological grounding that will enable students to troubleshoot and repair systems which make up today's automatic transmissions. Topics include transmission case construction; transmission hydraulics; electronic components, in particular the onboard computer or electronic control module (ECM) and how it sends signals to solenoids in the transmission valve body; the torque converter and its constituent parts; the holding devices that engage the different gear sets, including friction disks, bands, and one-way clutches; and the planetary gear sets, including sun, planet, carrier, and ring gears, as well as the parking pawl used to lock the transmission output shaft. A detailed section on various kinds of hybrid automatic transmission is also presented.

DVD / 2012 / 25 minutes

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Demonstrating a wide range of standard shop techniques as well as a few handy tricks of the trade, this video introduces viewers to the operation and service of typical automotive and light truck type clutches. Beginning with an overview of the theory and construction of clutches, the program then shows how to inspect, diagnose, remove, and replace clutch components efficiently. The inspection chapter focuses on observing pedal free play, checking free height, and listening for abnormal bearing-related noises during a test drive. Instruction on clutch removal highlights removal of the U-bolts securing the shaft to the rear differential yoke, sliding the slip joint out of the rear of the transmission, using an extension or transmission jack, removing the rear cross member bolts, unbolting the shifter, removing the clutch housing, and more. Inspecting the flywheel and the clutch pilot bearing and replacing the pilot are covered. A complete section on clutch installation is also included.

DVD / 2012 / 21 minutes

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Almost all new cars come equipped with constant velocity or CV drive axles, and CV joints are needed in front-wheel-drive vehicles to avoid driveline vibration. Likewise, cars with front-wheel drive or independent rear suspension use CV axle shafts for maximum flexibility. Since millions of today's cars now utilize this technology, understanding the makeup and function of CV axles is crucial to mastering this high-demand area of auto repair work. Viewers of this program will learn about basic CV components, including inner stub, outer stub, and interconnecting shafts as well as the various types of CV joints and joint boots. An in-depth section on joint inspection depicts both road testing and shop analysis. Another chapter demonstrates axle removal, from loosening the axle nut to taking off the steering tie rod (and possibly the inner stub-shaft snap rings or circlips), while step-by-step sections on CV joint service and axle installation are also featured.

DVD / 2012 / 20 minutes

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Since the differential must transfer engine power to both drive axles, it is exposed to high stress loads. After prolonged driver use (or abuse), gears, bearings, shafts, and other parts can fail. Therefore, well-trained technicians are needed to service the front and rear differentials found in today's vehicles. This video shows how to diagnose common differential and drive axle problems and perform essential services and repair operations. An overview of differential disassembly shows how to remove the drive shaft and axle and unbolt the pinion gear assembly. Next, positraction service is illustrated, including removal of the roll pins or bolts that secure the spider gear shaft as well as any clutch pack guide inserts. The video concludes with differential reassembly, from installing new friction disks to checking the ring and pinion gear teeth contact. Helpful 3D animation and live-action visuals are featured throughout to reinforce vital concepts and techniques.

DVD / 2012 / 22 minutes

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As any automotive trainee soon learns, a car's differential must provide torque to propel the vehicle, even when the wheels and axles are turning at different speeds. Various differential designs are used to accomplish this and other functions in both rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive vehicles. This video guides students through various differential and drive designs and summarizes how each one operates. Viewers are shown the basic workings of an enclosed drive shaft and of a solid rear axle assembly, and how either solid or flexible drive axles link the differential to the drive wheels. Subsequent chapters shed light on ring and pinion gears, open differentials (including the set of spider gears mounted inside the carrier), limited slip or positraction differentials, Torson-Gleason differentials using worm gears to produce a no-slip drive setup, and computer-controlled electric clutch differentials. Various all-wheel drive designs are also discussed.

DVD / 2012 / 19 minutes

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With all major car manufacturers now producing hybrid gas-electric vehicles, it is critically important that automotive students understand the design and function of hybrid technology and the differences between various hybrid systems. This video helps develop that understanding through the use of dynamic 3D animation and detailed live-action visuals. A helpful summary opens the program, explaining the basics of hybrid vehicle technology and its dual use of piston engine and electric traction motor. In-depth topics include the battery stack and its contents of high-efficiency lithium-ion modules; the dynamotor with its brushless armature and multi-coil stator assembly; the PCM or power control module, which regulates current flow to the battery and dynamotor; and the cable system which connects those components. Additional video sections focus on all-electric drive mode, regenerative braking, and other unique aspects of HV operation, as well as the various configurations of hybrid drive trains.

DVD / 2012 / 23 minutes

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For enjoyable open-road driving many people prefer a stick shift. In much the same way, there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of providing first-rate service and maintenance on a manual transmission. This video illustrates the engineering and operating principles of helical gear manual transmissions with help from high-energy graphics, animation, and live-action footage. Students will learn about the purpose and construction of housings, gaskets, seals, thrust washers, bearings, synchronizers, drive gears, shift mechanisms, and other components. With an overview of gear ratios and an illustration of power flow through the transmission gears, the program also compares the construction of different manual transmission and transaxle designs. In particular, the video explores automated manual transmission technology, which uses computer control and electric solenoids or servo motors to actuate large helical gear sets.

DVD / 2012 / 21 minutes

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See the grinding process and how it is used to shape and finish metal and other materials. The applications of these methods are featured along with illustrations of the most common abrasives and superabrasives.

FEATURES: cylindrical, internal, centerless and surface grinding processes; types of abrasives and bonding methods; grinding wheel maintenance; the specifics of surface finishing; grinding safety.

DVD / 2011 / Approx. 30 minutes

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Sheet Metal Stamping Dies & Processes explores basic die operations such as shearing, drawing and bending, as well as single-station dies, multiplestation dies, and tandem press lines. Segments on die lubrication and stamping analysis are also included. FEATURES: components of the stamping process; basic stamping terms; progressive and transfer die technology; die lubrication; and circle grid analysis.

DVD / 2011 / 20 minutes

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Sheet Metal Stamping Presses outlines the differences between mechanical and hydraulic presses, their components, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also learn about press drive configurations, high-speed presses, and feeding methods for sheet metal blanks and coiled stock. FEATURES: the mechanical aspect of stamping; press drive systems; press selection; control and feed systems.

DVD / 2011 / 24 minutes

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Workholding includes any device used to grip and present a workpiece to a cutting tool on a machine tool.

To provide an understanding of workholding as a fundamental issue in the machining process, this program examines:

  • the principles of workholding
  • basic to advanced workholding approaches for milling and machining centers
  • chucks, collets, mandrels and other lathe workholding devices

    DVD / 2011 / 27 minutes

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    This program highlights how the team established which equipment to focus on, identified potential problems, determined the root causes for underperforming equipment, and then brainstormed improvement ideas. The team then quickly implement over 50 ideas, which resulted in the company saving over $50,000 per year by reducing production downtime by 50%, and scrap by 10%.

    DVD / 2011 / Approx. 30 minutes

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    Holemaking is the most common machining operation, consuming half of all cutting tools used in chip making operations. To better understand holemaking and its various applications, this program examines:

  • The basic components of the twist drill
  • Holemaking operations and process variables
  • Machines and drill types commonly used to perform holemaking
  • Operations that finish and add special features to holes This program concludes with a review to summarize and reinforce the presented material.

    DVD / 2010 / 28 minutes

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    The screw form as used in manufacturing has two primary functions--to transmit power and motion, as with a lead screw on a machine tool, and as threaded fasteners such as nuts, screws, and bolts.

    This program examines the many dimensions that make up all threads, such as:
  • the major diameter
  • the minor diameter
  • the thread pitch
  • the thread pitch diameter.

    You will learn about the various processes that produce external threads, such as manual threading, thread turning, thread chasing, thread milling, and thread rolling. Internal threads, the tapping process, and tapping machines are also extensively explored.

    DVD / 2010 / 29 minutes

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    Sharing practical experience through the words of Kimberly-Clark employees and lean expert, Jean Cunningham, this program presents working examples of how lean principles and methodologies are being utilized at Kimberley-Clark to improve processes within day-to-day ITS operations.

    This program focuses on Kimberly-Clark's use of lean waste reduction techniques to rethink their existing ITS activities. These lean initiatives have resulted in better and more product-aligned information and services throughout the company , while maintaining a sustainable spend profile.

    DVD / 2010 / 50 minutes

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    Throughout history, there have been many wondrous, unique and important innovations. But never have there been so many technological advances in a specific time period than in the past hundred years. This Australian-made, curriculum fit program examines the concept of innovation and what makes for successful innovation. Through a case study of nanotechnology, we study the application of innovation to the design and development process within an emerging strand of technology. Nanotechnologist, Dr Sarah Morgan, gives her expert insight into the research and development of nanotechnology, how it is used in the present day and its increasing prevalence in years to come.

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    DVD / 2009 / 26 minutes

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    This video is written by renowned industry specialist Todd Grimm. This program highlights how rapid casting and its various techniques have become an indispensable part of modern manufacturers' ability to shorten design and production lead times. Case studies look into the evolution of rapid casting technology and evaluate its flexibility for producing complex, finely detailed castings that eliminate the need for hard tooling, which reduces production costs and time to market.

    DVD / 2009 / 35 minutes

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    Case studies of two innovative Australian designed chairs demonstrate how designers today face many different challenges in creating a quality product. We discover how they need to meet high expectations from consumers, stringent safety regulations and ever-changing technological advancements. They also need to create cheaper, stronger, greener and easy-to-assemble products to compete in an uncompromising global economy. The Track Chair is an innovative Australian wheel chair set to go international and the Australian designed Stadium Chair is already a worldwide success. Both successfully meet unique design challenges and in this quality Australian-made, curriculum fit program we see and hear exactly how they've come to meet these challenges and become inspiring design stories. A sharp, educational look at vital design issues.

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    DVD / 2008 / 25 minutes

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    Edited by Professor Paul G. Ranky, NJIT, New Jersey, USA

    This publication is a professional quality DVD factory tour, covering Denso lean manufacturing system solutions in a Visual Factory Management & Control (VFM) framework. VFM is an integrated set of methods and technologies for the purpose of reducing waste at all levels, improving profitability, increasing lean production control, product & process quality, productivity, safety, on-demand / just-in-time (JIT) Kanban production / delivery, and employee morale in a factory, or virtually in any business. VFM and factory automation typically begins by following an integrated process, requirements, and risk analysis method, embedded into a statistical analysis and multimedia framework. As a result, the team will have a clear picture about what needs to be done, when, and how. The next step is typically the implementation of a 'Five S', a 'Lean Six-Sigma', and a 'Monozukuri' program. (See more about these methods and technologies in Professor Ranky's Library.)

    DVD / 2007 / 29 minutes

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    Molecular nanotechnology (MNT) promises to usher in the next Industrial Revolution with a new, radically precise, less expensive, and more flexible way of making products. Like steam engines, electricity, and transistors, nanomanufacturing is poised to completely impact business and industry worldwide. Yet every aspect of nanoscale science and the commercial production of nanotechnology will depend on the capacity of these tools to measure, sense, manipulate, and fabricate matter at the molecular level.

    Nanomanufacturing highlights the current, near-term, and future applications of this technology. You will see how nanotechnology is transforming the way we manufacture products using innovative top-down fabrication and bottom-up assembly techniques that use matter to build complex products with atom-precision.

    PLUS! Only this program can take you inside Nanorex, NanoInk, Zyvex, General Dynamics and NASA to provide an authoritative, first-hand look into the applications of molecular manufacturing. Highlights and case studies will focus on:

  • CAD Simulation Tools for the design and analysis of productive nanosystem.
  • Dip-pen Nanolithography.
  • Molecular Assemblers & Manipulators.
  • The use of carbon nanotubes in commercial viable products.
  • Improved performance characteristics and design functionality of aerospace applications, including NASA's mission to Mars.

    DVD / 2006 / 37 minutes

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    Authors: D. Fennell Evans, Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota; Hakan Wennerstrom, Professor, Physical Chemistry, Lund University;Robert J Stokes, Scientist Emeritus, Honeywell Corporation

    Comprehensive fundamentals of interfacial phenomena and surface science presented through the use of graphics, animations, examples and interactive exercises. This computer-based course covers all of the important concepts in two widely used textbooks:

    Interfacial Engineering, authors D.F. Evans and R.J.Stokes and The Colloidal Domain, authors D.F. Evans and H. Wennerstrom. The computer based course can be used in place of the hard bound texts at considerable savings for students. The materials are suitable for use in both graduate and upper-undergraduate level courses.

    Fundamental concepts are illustrated using everyday processes so that workers at all levels will find these materials of value for technical training.

    Who will benefit by using this course?

    Research and Development Technicians, Engineers, Scientist
    Manufacturing Engineers and Technicians
    University engineering, materials science, chemistry students, particularly for a first course in Surface Science, Colloids and Polymers
    University and short-course instructors
    Distance learning courses providers and instructors

    Modules (20):

    Chemical Potential
    Dispersion Forces, Fluid Transfer
    Forces in Condensed Phases
    Interaction Forces in Charged Systems
    Forces in Vapor Phase
    Phase Equilibria
    Surface Tension
    Introduction to Amphiphiles
    Colloidal Sols
    Polymers in Solution
    Polymers:Transport in the solid state
    Coating Processes Crystals and their surfaces,
    Vapor Deposition Processes


    Quick Search Table of Contents and Comprehensive Index.
    Interactive Student Problems
    Experimental Techniques
    Theoretical Derivations
    Extensive Glossary
    Two-Level Search Capability for key words

    Minimum Requirement:
    IBM/PC Compatible
    CPU: 486/66 or higher processor, including Intel Pentium processor
    OS: Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, or Windows NT 4
    Disk Space: free hard drive space
    Memory: Minimum 16 MB RAM
    Multimedia: SVGA graphics, Sound Card
    Hardware: CD-ROM drive

    CD-ROM (Win), Single PC & Single User / 2003

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    This DVD transforms hard-to-define organizational concepts into a practical management agenda to help you focus on avoiding the pervasive pitfalls that often limit team performance. You'll see why team-based organizations almost always out-perform traditional top-down organizations. At Hewlett-Packard, teams have boosted responsiveness to frequent changes in technology and the production processes of their laser printers. See how team-based organization also helps break down adversarial relationships between departments, between production stages, or between unions and management.

    DVD / 2003 / 35 minutes

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    This video explains how motor controls safeguard equipment from damage and contribute to efficient operation and production.

  • Protection
  • Starting
  • Speed Control
  • Stopping

    Motor protection covers the disconnection types, overcurrent and overload provisions, and other protection devices.

    Motor starting is a vital consideration, as the starter must supply the motor with sufficient current to bring it up to speed under the worst-case voltage and load conditions. Six types of reduced voltage starters are described.

    Under speed control, you will learn about five external drives along withmulti-speed and adjustable-speed motors as well as controls.

    The section on drive types provides a complete look at how drives impact the operation of equipment.

    You'll find detailed explanations of how adjustable and variable speed drives operate, and separate sections on:
  • Mechanical Drives
  • Speed-Flow Reduction Drives
  • Multi-Speed Motors
  • Adjustable Speed Drives
  • Direct Current Drives

    Four methods other than allowing a motor to coast to a stop are also discussed.

    System Requirements
  • Windows 95 or higher
  • Pentium 90 or higher
  • 16 MB RAM or more
  • 4X CD-ROM or faster
  • Thousands of colors
  • MPC Sound Card

    CD-ROM (Win), Single PC & Single User / 1999

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    This video provides an overview of how electricity causes a rotor to turn and offers guidelines for specifying the appropriate motor for a given application.

    Fundamentals covers general information concerning the broad range of motors found in all segments of the economy. It discusses the principals of how these machines operate and the magnetic forces involved.

  • Characteristics of Motors
  • Classifications of Motors
  • Principles of Operation
  • Parts and Components
  • Nameplate Information

    The course details four factors in motor replacement:
  • Mechanical components of the driven load
  • Physical and environmental conditions
  • Economic considerations
  • Efficiency

    Key Concepts:
  • Torque
  • Magnetism
  • Three-phase operation

    The four design classifications of induction motors are similarly defined along with their typical applications. Speed characteristics, starting, running, and stopping functions are also covered.

    System Requirements
  • Windows 95 or higher
  • Pentium 90 or higher
  • 16 MB RAM or more
  • 4X CD-ROM or faster
  • Thousands of colors
  • MPC Sound Card

    CD-ROM (Win), Single PC & Single User / 1999

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    This video provides a step-by-step model with examples of how to conduct a thorough economic and operational analysis before replacing any motors.

  • Economic Comparisons
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

    The first section on economic comparisons examines the economics of motor replacement.

    The section on maintenance offers a complete review of proper maintenance practices for motors. Beginning with safety and moving toward preventative maintenance, this section provides information on:
  • Cleaning Motors
  • Lubrication and Bearings
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Insulation and Windings
  • Brush and Commutator Components

    The section on troubleshooting provides an indispensable reference guide on dealing with malfunctioning motors and drives. The physical and electrical sources of motor failure are covered, as well as the step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting specific problems.

    System Requirement
  • Windows 95 or higher
  • Pentium 90 or higher
  • 16 MB RAM or more
  • 4X CD-ROM or faster
  • Thousands of colors
  • MPC Sound Card

    CD-ROM (Win), Single PC & Single User / 1999

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    Industrial production has been revolutionized by the use of automated technology. This program looks at the many types of industrial equipment used in a paper mill, and highlights the use of Automatic Guided Vehicles to load and transport newsprint rolls. The AGV is a wireless robot that can carry 4,000 lbs. safely and effectively at a rate of 200 feet per minute. Shown completing various tasks, AGVs give viewers a greater appreciation and understanding of how automation has increased production capabilities.

    DVD / 1997 / 10 minutes

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    By Paul G. Ranky

    This publication is a professional quality 4 DVD video Quatro Set, covering use-cases, and some of the most important analytical, software, as well as practical industrial and research aspects and examples of CNC machines, robots, cells, agile and reconfigurable manufacturing systems. Having understood the material presented, the manufacturing systems engineering design team will have a clear concept, sound principles, and understanding for CNC machine and robot integrated cell and system designs. The series was written, presented and produced by Paul G. Ranky, PhD, the internationally known author of the first book published on the design and operation control of FMS (Flexible Manufacturing Systems) by North -Holland in 1982, as well as the author of several other publications on CNC, robotics, automation, quality and CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing). Dr. Ranky has designed and programmed CNC systems, robots, robotic cells, FMS, agile and reconfigurable systems for over 10 years in industry as a professional manufacturing systems design engineer, and 20 years in academia as a professor and consultant in the USA, Europe, and Asia.

    Part 1 introduces the basic components of CNC machines, CNC machine and robot integrated cells and systems. Offers several narrated industrial demonstrations of advanced CNC turning, milling, grinding machines and cells, as well as computer controlled flexible, agile, reconfigurable systems.

    Part 2 focuses on CNC machine and CMM (Co-ordinate Measuring Machine) integration, part inspection, tool setup, some CNC programming and simulation, as well as CNC multi-tasking examples.

    Part 3 discusses CNC laser cutting cells, robot integrated multi-tasking CNC machines, advanced robots and some exciting aerospace and other CNC machined parts.

    Part 4 introduces CNC tooling and a wind turbine machining case with Sandvik Coromant, some of the fundamental FANUC drive and control components of simple to more complex CNC machines, FANUC's nano CNC control, high speed smooth TCP (Tool Center Point) machining, 5 axes milling, large robot / machine tool cells, with integrated vision and automated robot tool changers, and others.

    4 DVDs

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    Machine tools; Exploded views; Assembly and detail drawings; Drafting techniques

    DVD / 13 minutes

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    Forging; Extrusion; Powder and sheet metal forming; Wire drawing

    DVD / 16 minutes

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    4 DVDs

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    Piping, compressor, and engine schematics; Hydraulic, pneumatic, and Electrical schematics; Lighting diagrams; Troubleshooting charts

    DVD / 17 minutes

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