Assembly Automation: Volume 14 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Profibus: the German fieldbus standard

Alleyne Leach

Outlines the development of the German fieldbus standard, Profibus,which has become internationally accepted. Describes its technicalspecification and the international…

Jaguar—just‐in‐time production line

Jaguar Ltd

A look at Jaguar’s new state‐of‐the‐artassembly line at its Browns Lane Plant. Describes the installation of the newproduction line which took only three weeks and the…


Welding: friction takes the plunge

Wayne Thomas

Examines the development of friction plunge welding, a new technique forjoining dissimilar material combinations. Describes the principles of thiswelding method and gives…


Autos carry the can controller area network [CAN] for industrial applications

S B Khoh, R T McLaughlin

Describes the CAN [Controller Area Network] standard forlinking microcontrollers and shows how it could be used for industrialapplications. Outlines how CAN was developed…


French fast food takeaway

Anna Kochan

Takes a look at the French Army’s new F60 million meals packagingfacility at Angers. The roboticised assembly line is intended to producemilitary rations at a rate of 24…


Hart (R) Opens up “smart” options

Mark Howarth

Outlines the development of the HART communications protocol for“smart” instruments. Describes how the performance of thestandard analogue 4‐20mA current loop can be…


Lonworks—solutions in silicon

Jack Hollingum

Examines the development of the LonWorks [short for Local OperatingNetworks] fieldbus system which has been designed to be suitable for awide variety of applications…


Management of a catering facility

Ricardo Hitec

Outlines how an airline is introducing robot technology to its traysetting area and a general management and scheduling software suite tocontrol its catering operations…


Profibus—a user’s view

Graham Lockyer

Discusses the benefits that drive‐controlled AC motors havebrought to automated plants and how these can be enhanced by the use of aPROFIBUS [the PROces FieldBUS…




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


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