Assembly Automation: Volume 20 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

The application of high‐density codes in engineering

Douglas Telford

Growing needs for identification of small items for tracking and traceability purposes have led to the development of encoding structures known as matrix codes, capable of…

Secure electronic tagging

Gareth Monkman

Some marking systems are very simple, such as barcoded labels, others are more sophisticated incorporating a degree of programmability. However, in recent years the need…

Machine‐readable data carriers – a brief introduction to automatic identification and data capture

Anthony Furness

Machine‐readable data carriers are distinguished as an important emergent area of information technology exhibiting revolutionary and radical attributes in respect of…


Winning ways for manufacturing

Brian Rooks

The “Winning Ways ’99” conference, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, was aimed at “exploring the issues that surround manufacturing industry as it…

Modular fieldbus designs and applications

Paul G. Ranky

One of the main benefits of the fieldbus technology is its significant reduction in wiring. This is because each process requires only one wire to be run to the main…

A good week for manufacturing

Brian Rooks

Reports on the 1999 Manufacturing Week exhibition and in particular on the Automation, Production and Maintenance Equipment (APME) section. It highlights a number of…

Potential for two‐dimensional codes in automated manufacturing

Keith A. Osman, Anthony Furness

Linear barcodes have found wide acceptance in all sectors of industry as machine‐readable part identifiers, but their low data density limits practical data capacity to…


Marking of products with fluorescent tracers in binary combinations for automatic identification and sorting

S. Rafi Ahmad

The technology for optical identification and automatic sorting of products marked with fluorescent materials in trace concentrations is described. A small number of such…




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