Assembly Automation: Volume 13 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

The Flexible Automation of Garment Assembly

Paul Taylor

The manufacture of garments is important in many countries, not only because of economics but also because of the social and political issues arising from the employment…

Automation in the Footwear Industry

Gunter Wittenberg

In the footwear industry automation is beset by tremendous difficulties. The materials are flexible, stretchable, often thin and easily damaged. Natural materials, like…

Modular Delivers £1 Million Micro Relay System

Jack Hollingum

Modular Automation, which claims to be the UK's largest independent automation house, has delivered a complete assembly system for automotive micro relays to the North…

Automating the Assembly of Shoe Uppers

D.C. Reedman

The assembly of shoe uppers is a labour‐intensive activity requiring highly developed manipulative and supervisory skills to ensure economic production of adequate…

Networking Intelligent Systems for Cost‐effective Automation

Rolf Karg

The mechanical and plant engineering industry, power distribution sector and, more recently, environmental protection industry, are among the engineering branches in which…

Product Development

David Golding

What have breweries got in common with insurance companies, industrial manufacturers and power generation companies, processed food companies and software houses? All…

The Fraunhofer Institutes, Stuttgart

G.J. Monkman

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart is situated adjacent to the Universität Stuttgart, on the outskirts of the city in a small…



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