Assembly Automation: Volume 10 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Automation for quality on Rover engine lines

The £6 million engine and cylinder head assembly lines supplied by John Brown Automation for Rover's new K‐series engine are selectively automated at stations to achieve…

France takes the lead in smart card assembly

For assembling ‘smart’ cards, flexible but high‐volume production methods are required. Anna Kochan reports from a French company based in picturesque Provence.

Japan's PERL of wisdom

Hitachi's Production Engineering Laboratory believes in being close to its production lines, as Stephen McClelland found out during a visit.

Navigating through complex diagnostics

An expert system named Navigator developed at the Scottish plant of IBM at Greenock is helping the company's test technicians to keep pace with potential bugs in…

Concorde on Rover's gearbox lines

The R65 gearbox of Rover's new 200 car originates from France, and, as this article indicates, much of the manufacturing technology also comes from the same country.

Automatic assembly improves TRW's response

Automating the assembly of an existing product is not always easy, particularly if its redesign cannot be cost‐justified. Anna Kochan reports from TRW Torrix on the…

Finns take on assembly developments

For such a small country Finland has a strong programme of R&D in assembly processes. In this article, projects to assemble water taps and wire harnesses are described.

Automotive gains from simultaneous engineering

Simultaneous engineering is the only way to survive, according to today's automotive industry leaders. Anna Kochan reports from an international gathering in Wiesbaden.



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