Assembly Automation: Volume 23 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Guidelines for the design of robotic gripping systems

Greg Causey

This paper describes guidelines for the design of grippers for use in modular manufacturing workcells. Gripper design is an important and often overlooked aspect of the…


PalletPicker‐3D, the solution for picking of randomly placed parts

Henrik Saldner

It is now possible to pick randomly placed parts from a bin automatically. SVIA have developed a patented bin‐picking system that is general and easy for the operator to…

GM creates flexible assembly line at its Ellesmere Port plant in the UK

Anna Kochan

GM's Vauxhall plant at Ellesmere Port is now building not only the Astra model but also the Vectra. Turning this plant into a flex plant that was also lean and efficient…

Breaking the bond

Anna Kochan

This paper outlines a new technology for creating adhesive bonds that can be broken at end‐of‐life. Also describes its potential application in the automotive industry…


Intelligent picking of chaotically stored objects

Rolf Dieter Schraft, Thomas Ledermann

A robot system for the intelligent picking of chaotically stored objects by the analysis of depth data is presented in this research article. This “bin‐picking” enables…

Designing for task oriented grasps in robotic assembly

Gordon Lowe, Bijan Shirinzadeh

The objective is to develop a flexible robot assembly system capable of economically switching between a wide range of product assemblies. Towards this goal, this paper…

Laser ranging and video imaging for bin picking

Faysal Boughorbel, Yan Zhang, Sangkyu Kang, Umayal Chidambaram, Besma Abidi, Andreas Koschan, Mongi Abidi

This paper describes an imaging system that was developed to aid industrial bin picking tasks. The purpose of this system was to provide accurate 3D models of parts and…

UDP/IP based distributed control for a hydraulic valve

Donal Heffernan, Don Murphy

The hardware and software development of a remotely controlled hydraulic valve assembly is described. The valve becomes a dedicated server in a distributed control…


Simulation modelling in virtual manufacturing analysis for integrated product and process design

Danny S.K. Chan

This paper presents the work on the implementation of developing graphical simulation models. The work of development emphasises the integrated approach in the product and…


Force‐guided robot in automated assembly of mobile phone

Kong Suh Chin, Mani Maran Ratnam, Rajeswari Mandava

This paper describes how force‐guided robot can be implemented in the automated assembly of mobile phone. A case study was carried out to investigate the assembly…




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


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