Assembly Automation: Volume 23 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Using machine vision in assembly applications

Christine Connolly

Advances in the design of image processing software and in the development of cameras with on‐board processing are changing the face of machine vision. A group of…

Innovation blows into the Windy City

Richard Bloss

There is no pause in the introduction of innovations in automation controllers, linear actuators and slides, and grippers for automated assembly applications. Extruded…

Machine vision improves productivity in many ways

Leigh Simpson

The recent introduction of low‐cost vision sensors has greatly increased the range of applications for vision. Within the arena of automated assembly there are a number of…

Automated food handling

Christine Connolly

This paper concerns the use of sensors and systems integration in the automated handling of foodstuffs in sandwich making and biscuit packing.

Novel automated inspection methods, tools and technologies

Paul G. Ranky

There are many methods and solutions to improve any process, and stay within the established control limits. Statistically analyzed data, received from inspection sensors…


MRP contributes to a company's profitability

Seyed‐Mahmoud Aghazadeh

Material requirements planning (MRP) systems have become the most effective and widely used inventory control systems across the world. Many operation managers have found…


Modelling strategies for reconfigurable assembly systems

Jianfeng Yu, Yuehong Yin, Xinjun Sheng, Zhaoneng Chen

Knowledge‐based timed colored object‐oriented Petri net (KTCOPN) is presented as a modelling method for a reconfigurable assembly system (RAS) in this paper. Compared to…


Application of design of experiments to a spot welding process

Hefin Rowlands, Jiju Antony

Design of experiments (DOE) is a scientific method for identifying the critical parameters associated with a process and thereby determining the optimal settings for these…




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