Assembly Automation: Volume 24 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Digital, Internet‐enabled assembly line and factory modeling

Paul G. Ranky

Digital, Internet‐enabled assembly line and factory modeling is essential for creating hardware and software independent, model‐driven system designs that can be…


Handling production changes online: example using a robotic palletizing system for the automobile glass industry

J. Norberto Pires

In this industrial case study paper the problem of handling production variations online, i.e. during actual production, is addressed. These variations may occur when it…

Time‐triggered Ethernet based on IEEE 1588 clock synchronisation

Donal Heffernan, Paula Doyle

In industrial distributed control environments for automation technology, Ethernet network based solutions are gaining prominence in the traditional fieldbus application…


Towards Web‐enabled design of modular assembly systems

Niels Lohse, Svetan Ratchev, George Valtchanov

The development of reconfigurable modular production systems is one of the crucial factors for manufacturers to sustain their competitive advantage in areas such as…


Controlling an Internet‐enabled arm robot in an open control laboratory

S.H. Yang, X. Zuo, L. Yang

Internet‐based robotic systems have received much attention in recent years. A number of design issues are essential for designing this new type of robotic systems. This…

Internet‐based remote assembly of micro‐electro‐mechanical systems (MEMS)

Yantao Shen, Ning Xi, King W.C. Lai, Wen J. Li

This paper presents our development of a novel Internet‐based E‐manufacturing system to advance applications in micromanipulation and microassembly using an in situ

An automated system for the assembly of octree models

H. Medellín, J. Corney, J.B.C. Davies, T. Lim, J.M. Ritchie

This paper presents a novel approach for rapid prototyping based on the octree decomposition of 3D geometric models. The proposed method, referred as OcBlox, integrates an…




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