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Keywords: Internet, Automotive, Automotive industry
This site provides a comprehensive automotive industry catalogue indexed by product or service. It includes international coverage of vehicle technology projects that are under development and in production; an alphabetical listing of automotive contractors and suppliers, with links to their equipment and services profiles; a complete calendar of automotive industry conferences, exhibitions and events; and the latest Automotive Technology product news and press releases.
Founded in 1974, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms.
Robotics Online is sponsored by the RIA, and provides information to help engineers, managers and executives to apply and justify robotics and flexible automation. The site includes a Buyer's Guide with a search engine function, plus feature articles, daily news updates, case studies, technical papers, event calendar, job openings, an “Ask the Experts” forum, and much more.
http://www.robots.epson.comEPSON Factory Automation/Robotics
The EPSON Factory Automation Division is part of the Seiko Epson Corporation. EPSON Robots is a leading manufacturer of high precision industrial robots, PC-based controls, machine vision systems and other factory automation products. Created to support internal automation needs, EPSON Robots are experts in high precision small parts assembly. The EPSON Factory Automation Network (FAN) is our group of select Factory Automation System Integrators who have demonstrated the expertise to build quality flexible automation solutions. They work closely with this group of System Integrators by providing sales leads, trade show partnerships, and technical support to make sure that end-users are satisfied with their flexible automation solutions.
This site is easy to navigate and has an excellent download section containing brochures and specifications, manuals and documentation, CAD files, and 3D IGES and Pro E Files.
http://www.fordmotorcompany.co.zaFord South Africa
The Ford Motor Company established itself in South Africa in 1911, with its Port Elizabeth assembly plant being opened in 1924. Ford South Africa ran on its own until 1985, when it merged with the automotive operations of Anglo American to form Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
This is an interesting site that provides company information and provides details of the assembly plant and the assembly process. Links can be found to other members of the Ford Group and to their motor sport activities.
Established in 1990, ITS specialises in the design, coordination and supervision of projects in industrial automation. They serve the automotive and relative engineering and maintenance sectors of the industrial automation industry, and their engineering and project coordination services incorporate simulation, off-line programming, cell alignment, robot calibration, integration and programming and training and maintenance on the systems.
Incorporated in 1987, Braintech Inc., develops and supports commercial grade vision guided robotic automation solutions for the manufacturing industry. Their products enable industrial robots to handle and assemble parts with a high degree of consistent quality and productivity. Their single camera 3D technology can perform complex tasks such as engine head transfer and engine head decking.
This is an excellent site that is well presented, informative and easy to navigate.
http://www.adept.comAdept Technology Inc.
Adept Technology Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets factory automation components and systems for the telecommunications, consumer electronics, semiconductor, fibre optics, automotive, lab automation, and pharmaceutical industries throughout the world. Their intelligent automation product lines include industrial robots, configurable linear modules, flexible feeders, semiconductor process components, nano positioners, machine vision systems and software, and application software. Adept's robots, controllers, and software products are used for small parts assembly, material handling, and ultra-precision process applications, while their robots and vision systems are used in the automotive and industrial products industries assembling anti-lock brakes, airbags, dashboard instrument panels, engine control modules, residential air conditioners and thermostats.
This is another excellent site that is well worth visiting.
Since 1946, The Welding Institute has been providing industry with engineering solutions in structures incorporating welding and associated technologies such as surfacing, coating, cutting, etc. TWI Ltd is one of the world's foremost independent research and technology organizations and is the only single source of expertise in every aspect of joining technology for metals, plastics, ceramics and composites. They undertake contract research and development in confidence for both industry and governments. As a consultant, TWI can offer individual experts or teams able to help solve problems of all kinds related to materials joining and will send its specialists anywhere in the world at short notice on troubleshooting missions.
This is a simple, but highly informative site that is easy to navigate.
http://www.atsautomation.comAutomation Tooling Systems Inc.
Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATS), is a world leader in factory automation solutions. They designed and built more than 10,000 automation systems for manufactures of telecommunications, semiconductor, fibre optics, automotive, computers, solar energy and consumer products. They can provide automation solutions including assembly, machining, plastics moulding, armature winding and coil winding, testing and data collection and analysis for the manufacture of a wide range of automotive components and sub-assemblies. ATS employs approximately 3,500 people at 26 facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
This is an excellent site which is well worth visiting.