Assembly Automation: Volume 15 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Managing design for a quality product

John Fox

Examines the importance of the design process in the development of aquality product. Discusses the concept of concurrent engineering whichregards design as a process…


Company re‐engineering a prerequisite for growth

Andrew Self

Focuses on the need for companies to re‐engineer themselves inorder to compete successfully in today’s competitive markets. Explainsthat in order to get the maximum…


Creating an assembling machine

G Wittenberg

Examines the benefits of following an implementation plan when designingand building an assembly machine in‐house, to control the progress ofa project. Uses the example of…


Concurrent design of product, process and robotic assembly system

Hubert K Rampersad

Examines the conceptual design of robotic assembly systems inconjunction with the analysis and optimization of the product and processdesign. Explains how an integral…

Chain of ideas

G Wittenberg

Looks at a new environmentally‐friendly roller chain. Describesthe make‐up and qualities of the three models EFC1, EFC2 and EFC3 andexamines some of their common features…


Infact not fiction

Clive Loughlin

Examines the development of a flexible assembly machine, GENASYS[Generic Assembly System] which has been designed to produce arange of components. The machine comprises…

Concurrent engineering for bespoke products

David Bradley

Focuses on how concurrent engineering [CE] deign and buildprinciples can be applied to bespoke products. Discusses the disadvantages oftraditional design techniques and…


Green automation

Cheryl Pellerin

Examines the increasing trend in the United States for environmentallyfriendlier manufacturing processes and ways of making environmentalclean‐up more affordable. Looks at…




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


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