Assembly Automation: Volume 11 Issue 4

Strapline:

The international journal of assembly technology and management
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Table of contents

SMALL PARTS FEEDING

Alan Redford

For many types of automated manufacturing equipment there is a requirement to supply the equipment with parts which invariably need to be presented in a single…

WORLD'S LONGEST CANTILEVER CMM

John Beckett

Responding to unprecedented demands for its high capacity medium range series of airliners, a leading world aircraft manufacturer recently identified requirements for…

NEW ALTERNATIVES TO THE VIBRATORY BOWL FEEDER

Anna Kochan

The inconvenience of the noisy and unreliable vibratory bowl feeder is no longer an inevitable feature of the automatic assembly line. An Italian company has devised an…

PERMATACK ADHESIVES FOR ROBOT GRIPPERS

G.J. Monkman, C. Shimmin

The use of chemical adhesives for the automated handling of materials, like most other techniques has a long and varied history. A patent for a paper sheet feeding…

RADICAL REDESIGN

Gunter Wittenberg

In 1967 Mr Geoffrey Boothroyd, a lecturer at the University of Salford, left the UK to join the University of Massachusetts in the USA. On 1 July 1991 Professor Boothroyd…

QUANTAS AUTOMATES AIRLINE CATERING

Clive Loughlin

The one thing that the international jet setter never gets is hungry, and if you have ever wondered where all the food comes from, here is the answer.

DTI ENCOURAGES UK INDUSTRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FLEXIBLE ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION: FAMOS PROJECTS TO BE COMBINED INTO A UK‐BASED DEMONSTRATOR SHOWING THE BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION

UK User's Sites Sought for FAMOS Products: In continuing its long‐standing support for the FAMOS initiative, the Department of Trade and Industry's Manufacturing…

THE WAY OF THE WORLD: A REVIEW OF CURRENT PRACTICE IN AUTOMATIC PARTS RECOGNITION, FEEDING AND ORIENTATION

Andrew Cokayne

Plus ca change: plus c'est la même chose “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. When playwright Jean Baptiste Alfonse Karr wrote those words in 1849 he…

ISSN:

0144-5154

Online date, start – end:

1980 – 2022

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Editor:

  • Prof Hong Qiao