Assembly Automation: Volume 1 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Assembly automation‐past, present and future

W.B. OBE Heginbotham, DSc

Successful use of automatic assembly in industry will require not only a complete re‐thinking, re‐assessment and evolutionary interaction but it will also demand that…

Programmable bowl feeder design based on computer vision

John W. Hill

The use of vision permits many types of parts to be easily fed that are difficult or impossible to feed in hard tooled systems. These include parts that become entangled…

Matching the assembly robot to the factory

I. Del Gaudio, F. Di Maio, E. Lamonaca

The Olivetti SIGMA robot has been pioneering robot assembly for five years. In this article the experience gained and the problems that have occurred are discussed.

The orientation of components for automatic assembly

A. Browne

Complex components are often difficult to feed and orientate. In this article the use of vision for detecting component orientation is presented, based on a photodiode…

Evaluation of a remote center compliance device

Jack D. Lane

The Remote Center Compliance (RCC) device is a mechanical device which acts as a multi‐axis float to achieve lateral and angular alignment between components which are…

How the Japanese put these together in one second

Fast automatic assembly of fuel gauges is just one of the many advances the Japanese are making in automated assembly, as John Hartley indicates in his report from the…



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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


  • Prof Hong Qiao