Assembly Automation: Volume 22 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Flexible fixturing for workpiece positioning and constraining

Bijan Shirinzadeh

Flexible fixturing is an important aspect of any flexible manufacturing system (FMS) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) environment. The production analysis for…


Autumn shows roundup

Richard Bloss

A report on three major American automation shows where innovative products and automated assembly technologies formed a focus. Products reviewed include grippers…

A strong showing for assembly as manufacturing week bows out

Brian Rooks

A report of the 2001 Manufacturing Week exhibition held at the NEC in Birmingham, highlighting some of the exhibits of assembly equipment manufacturers. Amongst the larger…

Laser welding for plastic components

Ian Jones

The latest developments in the use of lasers for welding plastics are reviewed. Lasers were demonstrated as being suitable for welding plastics in 1970. However, it is…


Man‐robot cooperation in a flexible assembly cell

Rolf Dieter Schraft, Stefan Schmid, Stefan Thiemermann

Describes the benefits of close man‐robot cooperation within a single production cell. A vision system ensures the safety of the human while enabling high levels of productivity.

Generic flexible assembly system design

N.F. Edmondson, A.H. Redford

The development of a generic flexible assembly system involves the design, selection and integration of a number of different mechanical systems in order to develop an…


Tolerance analysis for fixture layout design

Michael Yu Wang

Localization accuracy is a key concern in the design of a fixture to specify a locating scheme and tolerance allocation. This paper presents an analysis describing the…


Computing tolerance parameters for fixturing and feeding

Jingliang Chen, Ken Goldberg, Mark H. Overmars, Dan Halperin, Karl F. Böhringer, Yan Zhuang

Fixtures and feeders are important components of automated assembly systems: fixtures accurately hold parts and feeders move parts into alignment. These components can…




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