Assembly Automation: Volume 10 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

New technology and automation for the gas hob

Trevor L. Carr

Severe competition in the domestic appliance industry is forcing manufacturers to examine their methods. One company decided that it needed to rationalise both the…

Robotic odd‐form placement brings its rewards

Technophone applies robotics to the placement of odd‐form surface mount components.

Lot Size 1: a flexible answer to customer demands

Jörg K.H. Mayser

A new production process for PCB assemblies in Siemens' Bruchsal plant in Germany allows the just‐in‐time installation of EWSD telecommunication systems.

Washington wins deflection unit battle

An innovative system to assemble television tube deflection units has won Philips Components Washington, UK plant the 1990 Queen's Award for Technological Achievement.

Manual and automatic work in harmony

TK Lien

A socially acceptable solution to the demand for hybrid assembly lines can be attained by having the manual section ‘drive’ the automatic section.

Black & Decker changes course on assembly automation

Hard experience has led Black & Decker to rethink its approach to automation of electric motor assembly. Chief manufacturing engineer Peter Hanna explained to Jack Hollingum.

Turnkey service for PCB assembly

Philips is now able to offer a total solution for the manufacture of PCBs. Already several large users, including Ford, are taking advantage of this turnkey service, as…

Automating the interference fit process

H.J. Warnecke, R.‐D. Schraft, M. Schweizer, G. Wurtz

A German research team has developed a robotic tool that enables the ‘interference fit’ fastening process to be automated. The problems of high forces and positioning an…

Job design in assembly automation systems

Dieter Seitz

Alternative models for assembly systems are discussed, ranging from technology‐driven to a human‐centred approach. Examples are taken from three case studies.

Super‐flexible machine now coming together

The InFACT assembly machine is being built, and beta testing starts in the new year. The hardest part now, they believe, will be to explain the revolutionary change in…

Assembling advanced electronic connectors

A growing demand for HIT connectors has led McMurdo to invest £80,000 in an automatic assembly machine.



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