Assembly Automation: Volume 18 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Assembly techniques evolve in new and old directions

Anna Kochan

Reports on Euro Assemblage ’98, the biennial exhibition of assembly technology, held recently in Paris. Outlines growing trends towards cam‐driven assembly lines…


Machine vision helps bring new medical device to market

Stephen Kress

Actimed Laboratories Inc., USA, explain how they are using machine vision technology to develop automated inspection systems for home cholesterol‐screening kits.


SmartCart is low‐cost AGV

Jack Hollingum

Inductive guidance system for the SmartCart AGV allows very fast installation and re‐layout using adhesive stainless steel strips on the floor. Vehicles are self‐contained…


SmartImage sensors deliver low‐cost Windows‐based vision to motion control

Michael Schreiber

DVT Corporation gives an account of its motion control feedback and inspection system for optimal process enhancement. Gives application examples.


Design for assembly at the New York City Autoshow

Paul G. Ranky

The annual International New York City Autoshow is one of the largest automotive exhibitions in the USA. This year more than ten new concept cars and several hundred new…

Integral attachment using snap‐fit features: a key to assembly automation. Part 7 ‐ testing the conceptual design methodology with a case study

Suat Genc, Robert W. Messler, Gary A. Gabriele

A formalized, systematic approach to product design, using integral snap‐fit features to accomplish assembly was revealed in the first six parts of this series of papers…




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