Assembly Automation: Volume 26 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Automotive Industry

Guest Editors: Prof. Ernie Appleton

Automation, motivation and lean production reconsidered

Dan Coffey, Carole Thornley

Aims to present an alternative way of interpreting unfolding events as these pertain to the organisation of manufacturing practices in the assembly plants of the leading…


What's happening with machine safety standards and networks?

Richard Piggin

Recently there has been considerable technological change in the way in which safety‐related control may be engineered. A series of standards based upon IEC 61508 are…

BMW innovates at new Leipzig assembly plant

Anna Kochan

To look at BMW's latest assembly plant in Leipzig and identify new processes and techniques.


Jaguar uses castings, extrusions to reduce parts count in new sports car

John Mortimer

Describes how Jaguar Cars in the UK is assembling aluminium car bodies for its new XK sports car that will be manufactured with a production time of 12 hours.


Improved product design as an alternative to outsourcing manufacture and assembly

Andrew Lee‐Mortimer

Highlights growing concerns, raised from both direct company experience and research, about the present industry trend for outsourcing manufacture and assembly to overseas…


A testbed architecture for Auto‐ID technologies

A. Soylemezoglu, M. J. Zawodniok, K. Cha, D. Hall, J. Birt, C. Saygin, J. Sarangapani

This paper presents an overview on the Auto‐ID (Automatic Identification) technologies testbed that has been established at the University of Missouri‐Rolla (UMR) with the…


A novel peer‐to‐peer distributed sensor network framework based on IP sensor for telemonitoring

Bo Tao, Han Ding, Youlun Xiong

Modern manufacturing plants have a desperate need for large amounts of sensor information, to refine and improve their production. A novel peer‐to‐peer distributed sensor…


Flexible fixture design with applications to assembly of sheet metal automotive body parts

S. Arzanpour, J. Fung, J.K. Mills, W.L. Cleghorn

To design a reconfigureable flexible fixture for the assembly of a set of sheet metal automotive body parts. Reconfigureable fixturing permits different parts to be…




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