Mechanical Systems for Industrial Maintenance

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9780130164902: Mechanical Systems for Industrial Maintenance

This broadly based volume is designed for readers with little or no previous exposure to general mechanical technology. The book addresses a full range of technologies in mechanical maintenance. With this easy-to-understand introduction readers will become familiar with technician work relative to manufacturing and service industry equipment outside of the automotive area. The book addresses topics ranging from an introduction to machinery and mechanical systems, hand and power tools and shop math to shop safety, basic rigging, bushings and bearings, interpreting engineering drawings and electrical systems and measurements. For individuals interested in mechanical maintenance.

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Today's industrial technician needs a broad knowledge of the operating principles, maintenance, and repair of manufacturing machinery and the electrical systems that power this equipment. This new book provides this important background, leading to a rewarding career in the field.

Key features of this edition:

  • Easily understood explanations of the principles of machine operation, including fluid power, lubricants, and electromechanical controls.
  • Workplace Practice sections describe real-world troubleshooting situations with multiple choice solutions.
  • Includes a review of shop math, hand tools, and measurement tools.
  • Safety considerations are introduced early and repeatedly emphasized throughout.

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Mechanical Systems for Industrial Maintenance presents abroad coverage of technology that is appropriate for a student who is interested in general machinery and mechanical system repair, maintenance, and restoration, in areas more broad than those specific to automotive repair and servicing. The emphasis throughout is mechanical, although there is a basic coverage of electricity, electrical systems, and electrical measurements.

This text is designed to show potential machinery and mechanical system maintenance technicians the broad range of technical areas that they might encounter in following many possible career paths in the mechanical maintenance field. In this era of fast-paced computer automated manufacturing, efficient maintenance and repair of production line equipment will always be a priority. The modern maintenance technician's knowledge needs to be well rounded in mechanical, electromechanical, electronics, and computer technology disciplines.

It is recommended that the students, in their course of study, are or will become familiar with general machine shop technology. Since this subject encompasses much information and also requires much hands-on skill development, the coverage in this text is introductory and designed to show the potential maintenance technician the general capabilities, setup, and tooling of the drill press, engine lathe, and vertical milling machine. These machine tools are most frequently used in supporting the repair and restoration of machinery and mechanical systems. This text is not designed to teach the many and varied skills and techniques of hands-on machining practices.

All the major topics discussed in this text represent large amounts of technical information, any one of which may be developed into an extensive independent study. Mechanical Systems for Industrial Maintenance is designed to survey these topics and assist students in making decisions to pursue more in-depth studies in specific areas of machinery and mechanical system maintenance, repair, and restoration activities.

The text has a traditional chapter design with stated objectives, followed by a well-illustrated text, lists of key terminology, review questions, suggested activities, exercises, and examples of workplace practice.


The following companies are gratefully acknowledged for their contributions of many illustrations and technical information: Coast Tools Inc., Oxnard, California; Delta International Machinery Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Haas Automation Inc., Oxnard, California; Jet Equipment and Tools Inc., Auburn, Washington; Ridge Tool Company, Elria, Ohio; The L. S. Starrett Company, Athol, Massachusetts.

I would also like to thank the reviewers of this text for their helpful comments and suggestions: Larry Chastain, Athens Technical Institute; William Dill, Rend Lake College; Jeffrey B. Hellwig, Alfred State College; Thomas Kissell, Terra Community College; Marvin Maziarz, Niagara County Community College; and Robert J. Tuholski, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Richard R. Kibbe

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Richard R. Kibbe
Published by Pearson (2001)
ISBN 10: 0130164909 ISBN 13: 9780130164902
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