Assembly Automation: Volume 15 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

PCB assembly

David Golding

Discusses the manufacturing technology associated with the assembly ofprinted circuit boards [PCBs] covering photolithography, etching,manual assembly of PCBs and the…


Justifying flexible automation for PCB assembly

Gregory W Holcomb

Examines the use of robots for printed circuit board assembly withparticular reference to the growing trend of mixing surface‐mount andthrough‐hole technology on to a…


Soldering with light!

D G Whitehead, R J Foster

With the ever‐decreasing size of electronic components, examinesthe use of laser soldering, particularly of fine‐pitch, high valuedevices. Discusses the advantages and…


Automated test—the virtual instrument revolution

Andy Penney

Examines how the personal computer has brought about dramatic changes inautomatic test equipment [ATE] in electronics manufacturing.Describes the three major…

Modular automation beats the recession

Jack Hollingum

Reports on the success of the Modular Automation Company. Gives a briefhistory of the company and explains that some of the reasons for itscontinuing success is thought to…


A visit to mars to discover progressive automation

Gunter Wittenberg

Examines how Mars Electronics International Ltd of Wokingham, expandedinto transaction electronics [the handling of money] investingheavily in equipment for the automatic…


Machine vision in the electronics industry

Charlie Plain‐Jones, Jonathan E Ludlow

Focuses on the utilization of machine vision in three areas ofelectronic assembly. Looks at odd‐shaped component placement coveringpart location, target location and…

Assembly with co‐operating robots

Gino Cardarelli, Mario Palumbo, Pacifico Marcello Pelagagge

Looks at studies into the definition of design and management criteriafor assembly cells with co‐operating robots. Examines task typologiesinto which the assembly process…




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


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