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Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 December 2004




Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Internet page", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Keywords: Mechatronics, Assembly, Automation, Internet Mechatronics Limited

RMT Mechatronics Limited are the exclusive UK distributors of Kitamura Mycenter CNC Horizontal & Vertical Machining Centres, Murata-Muratec CNC turning centres, Style “teach in” lathes, and Eguro high precision CNC lathes.

They offer a range of production solutions to meet demanding requirements, and aim to supply all of their customers with cutting edge technology, which reduces cycle times, machine setting times and increases machine reliability.

This is a simple site that provides some case studies, news and links to other sites. Research Centre

Established in 1994, the mechatronics research centre (MRC) at the University of Wales College, Newport, provides a focus for research activity in mechatronics. This is built upon an area where the School of Computing and Engineering had a reputation for delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and specialist training courses for industry. Their research interests include: intelligent systems, guidance and control, fault detection, quality systems, strategic information technology and image and signal processing.

Although this site is quite simple it contains plenty of information about the research group and includes an excellent publications section. Chair on Mechatronics and Mechatronics Research and Application Centre

The UNESCO University Chairs are part of a program for the promotion of international academic intellectual cooperation. They aim to promote the advancement of science and the transfer of knowledge by facilitating access worldwide to the expertise of outstanding specialists in key disciplines.

The UNESCO chair on mechatronics at Bogazici University, Turkey, was approved in 1993. The objectives of this initiative are to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of mechatronics. It aims to evolve as a centre of excellence in the field of mechatronics for training and development of high-level human resources at regional levels.

This is another simple but informative site, providing publications and a list of relevant conferences.

http://apexautomation.comApex Automation Inc

Founded in 1997, Apex Automation designs, manufactures, and assembles automation systems for automotive, packaging, pharmaceutical/ medical, electrical/electronic, consumer products, and paper processing industries.

This is a simple site that has not been updated recently. It contains a company profile, competency list, and machine picture gallery.

http://robotics.bu.eduIntelligent Mechatronics Laboratory

The Intelligent Mechatronics Laboratory is part of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. Their research interests include: medical robotics; image guided surgery; communicating mobile robotics; contact sensing and modelling by manipulation; structural dynamics and mechanical realization; MEMS filter; control of fluids; friction analysis and friction modelling; network control systems; tactile display and multi-channel vibrotactile displays; and control of mechanical systems.

A good site with some broken links. Precision Indonesia

PT Precision Indonesia was established in 1995, and it specialises in the manufacturing of precision metal stamping parts that are used in consumer electronics, computer products and office automation equipment. University Mechatronics

The Mechatronics Program at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, currently researches fields including: magnetic bearings, vibration. Advanced Manufacturing Centre

The Scottish Advanced Manufacturing Centre (SAMC) is a partnership between the academic institutions of West Lothian College and Napier University. It is facilitated by the Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian (SEEL), and sponsored by Industry. SAMC provides a one stop shop for industrial training, education and development.

They provide short industrial courses on mechatronics skills, semiconductor fabrication, interpersonal skills, business skills, IT and computing, and printed circuit assembly.


http://www.robotic.dlr.deInstitute of Robotics and Mechatronics

This is an excellent site providing details of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the DLR German Aerospace Centre. Their activities include: developing a new generation of multisensory light-weight robots; a dextrous hand; SpaceMouse which is a six-degree of freedom handcontroller; a laser range scanner, compliant force-torque sensor, a force-reflecting joystick, and a linear drive cylinder.

Jon Rigelsford

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