Mytum-Smithson, J. (2006), "Web sites", Assembly Automation, Vol. 26 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2006.03326cag.001
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Keywords: Assembly, Automation, Internet
This site of FCI Vibratory Feeders, Inc. has some nice images and video clips showing the different types of parts feeding methods and a good glossary of terms for part handling systems. This could be a useful reference site for the beginner in this area.
This is the site of Automation Devices, Inc. (ADI). It is a large site containing details of their products and company history. The link www.autodev.com/news-room/parts-feeding-tips/ takes you to tips for people working with parts feeding devices, a must for anyone having problems with their equipment. In the download section a troubleshooting guide can be found along with detailed engineering drawings of each of ADI's products.
This is the site of College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP). This society web site contains a number of useful areas, following the links to CIRP Unified Terminology www.cirp.net/pdf-doc/Unified-terminol-Assembly-.pdf gives you a dictionary of assembly systems terminology in French, German and English, and similar dictionaries are also available for design and manufacturing systems. CIRP Annals are accessible online with abstracts available to all and full text papers available to subscribers (prices available online).
The conference link takes you to a the web site for the 56th CIRP General Assembly, which will be held in Kobe from 20 to 26 August 2006 this conference may have taken place by the time this issue of Assembly Automation goes to press, however, there will be abstracts posted after the event detailing all the papers presented. 1,558 photographs were posted online for their 2005 General Assembly!
This site is well worth visiting for those involved in assembly and production.
The European Factory Automation Committee (EFAC) was founded in March 2000 in Zurich. It is the European sector committee representing the assembly and handling technology industry. This web site details their activities which include a survey of the assembly and handling technology industry, selected results of which are available on completion of a survey. This site would be a good place for those interested in the economic trends statistics, surveys and news on the assembly and technology industry.