Flexible Automation in Japan

  • Authors
  • John Hartley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Y. Hasegawa, K. Yonemoto
    Pages 1-22
  3. John Hartley
    Pages 23-95
  4. T. Suzuki, M. Kohno, B. Rooks, H. Ozaki, N. Sakai, K. Edamatsu et al.
    Pages 97-188
  5. J. Hollingum, K. Kobayashi, H. Inaba
    Pages 189-214
  6. T. Bamba, H. Maruyama, E. Ohno, Y. Shiga, T. Abe, K. Unso Co et al.
    Pages 215-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-264

About this book


Much has been said and written about Japan's manufacturing prowess. Most ofthe comment comes from people who are merely visitors to the country and can be best cIassified as 'observers looking in from the outside'. Other views come from the Japanese themselves in which the double barrier of culture and language filters out much information that would be of real value to Western industrialists. Neither of these limitations apply to John Hartley, who has been resident in Japan for the past five years. He understands the culture, can speak the language and has extensive contacts at the highest level. Therefore, he is in a unique position to report on the Japanese scene and its activities in advanced manufacturing technology. This he has been doing on a regular basis to IFS magazines: The Industrial Robot, Assembly Automation, Sensor Review and The FMS Magazine. Most of the material in this book is from John Hartley's 'pen' and represents his most significant contributions on flexible automation in Japan to these journals over the last three years. It is augmented with a few other articles written by leading authorities on new technology in Japanese manufacturing industry.


Flexible Fertigung Industrieroboter Japan /Industrie, Handwerk Japan /Technik Montage assembly automation industrial robot industry information manufacturing material robot sensor technology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-07251-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07249-3
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