Assembly Automation: Volume 26 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Real‐time quality control

Guest Editors: John Morgan

Six Sigma: a vital improvement approach when applied to the right problems, in the right environment

Andrew Lee‐Mortimer

Seeks to detail key issues, raised by a specialist training organisation, concerning the implementation of Six Sigma within manufacturing.


An application of Taguchi method of experimental design for new product design and development process

Jiju Antony, Daniel Perry, Chengbo Wang, Maneesh Kumar

This paper aims to illustrate an application of Taguchi method of experimental design (TMED) for the development of a new ignition coil for an automotive vehicle.


Highlights of the 2005 Assembly Technology Show

Richard Bloss

To review highlights of the 2005 Assembly Technology Show, Chicago.

An introduction to radio frequency identification (RFID) methods and solutions

Paul G. Ranky

This paper aims to introduce some of the most important engineering, and information systems management principles and challenges, that radio frequency identification…


Assembly feature design in an augmented reality environment

Yan Pang, Andrew Y.C. Nee, Soh Khim Ong, Miaolong Yuan, Kamal Youcef‐Toumi

This paper aims to apply the augmented reality (AR) technology to assembly design in the early design stage. A proof‐of‐concept system with AR interface is developed.


Virtual distributed control systems: a components‐based design method for mechatronic systems

N. Mahalik, C. Xie, J. Pu, P.R. Moore

This paper presents work on design and development of a software platform in terms of virtual distributed control system (DCS) for the design of machine control systems. A…

A solution for remotely diagnosing fieldbus networks across the internet

Conal Watterson, Donal Heffernan, Hassan Kaghazchi

To emphasise the need for remote fieldbus diagnostics and to show a technical solution based on industry standard approaches.

Computer vision and fuzzy rules applied to an industrial desktop robot

Cristina Santos

Desktop robots are suitable for production line systems in industrial applications. Despite their capabilities to meet diverse requirements, they have to be programmed…

Line balancing and simulation of an automated production transfer line

Syed Masood

This paper presents an investigation on the line balancing of an automated cylinder block production transfer line in order to reduce the total cycle time and increase…




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


  • Prof Hong Qiao