Assembly Automation


The international journal of assembly technology and management


Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Table Of Contents: Volume 13 Issue 1

Automatic Pharmaceutical Inspection

C.S. Roerig

This article reviews automatic inspection within the pharmaceutical industry and deals, in particular, with the application of machine vision to these tasks. Although…

Learning from Visits

Gunter Wittenberg

The “Inside UK Enterprise” activity of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is part of the Department's “Managing in the '90s” programme. That programme is designed…

Leica Speeds Up Westland's Lynx Project

Dave Graham, Tim Taylor

To keep pace with demand for its revolutionary Lynx composite main rotor blade, Westland Engineering's Composites Division installed a Wild TA10BL automatic cutting table…

Ikegami Ties Down Tablet Inspection

Kenny Harada

With trends shifting towards automation and labour saving in the production process in industry, testing and sorting steps associated with visual inspection are still…

Verification of Automated Pack Assembly

Rosemary Alton

Verification of the correct matching of product and pack has remained one of the last areas in the pharmaceutical industry to become fully automated.

Vision‐guided Robotic Screening of Micro‐organisms

Geoff Waite

In the microbiology laboratories of many pharmaceutical companies, skilled scientists have been spending considerable time conducting repetitive tasks in the search for…

The Showroom as Assembly Line

Lance Ealey, Glenn Mercer

In the past, automobile buyers had to choose between the ride of, say, a stretch limousine and the fuel efficiency or manoeuvrability of a small‐sized car. No longer. The…



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