Assembly Automation: Volume 27 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Micro assembly and high speed assembly

Guest Editors: Dr Ilpo Karjalainen

MagneMotion's linear synchronous motor (LSM) driven assembly automation and material handling system designs

Paul G. Ranky

This paper aims to introduce novel linear synchronous motor (LSM) driven assembly automation and material handling system designs with examples.


GMM Luton examines the case for more robots to boost van output

John Mortimer

This paper seeks to describe how GM Manufacturing Luton in the UK is examining the case for raising the number of installed robots as a means of increasing van assembly…

Developments in real‐time control with EtherNet/IP

R.S.H. Piggin

Ethernet continues to evolve as a viable fieldbus technology for industrial automation. This paper seeks to discuss the development of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP…


MediSeal GmbH improves pharmaceutical packaging efficiency for small batch sizes

Christine Connolly

This paper aims to describe the advances made by a particular pharmaceutical packaging machinery manufacturer for dealing with short product runs.

Teleoperated assembly of a micro‐lens system by means of a micro‐manipulation workstation

Anna Eisinberg, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario, Joerg Seyfried, Ramon Estana, Heinz Woern

The aim of the research is to perform an accurate micromanipulation task, the assembly of a lens system, implementing safe procedures in a flexible microrobot‐based…

Optimizing robotic part feeder throughput with queueing theory

Dadi Gudmundsson, Ken Goldberg

This paper aims to study a commercially available industrial part feeder that uses an industrial robot arm and computer vision system. Three conveyor belts are arranged to…

Materials flow improvement in a lean assembly line: a case study

Rosario Domingo, Roberto Alvarez, Marta Melodía Peña, Roque Calvo

This paper seeks to analyse the internal materials flow in lean manufacturing in an assembly line of the Bosch factory, located in Spain. The objective is to develop a…


Force control experiments for industrial applications: a test case using an industrial deburring example

J. Norberto Pires, Gabriel Afonso, Nelson Estrela

The main objective of this paper is to report the development of an indirect force control strategy designed to operate with industrial robotic deburring applications…

Assembly sequence planning of automobile body components based on liaison graph

Y. Xing, G. Chen, X. Lai, S. Jin, J. Zhou

This paper presents an algorithm for the generation of mechanical assembly sequences.




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1980 – 2022

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  • Prof Hong Qiao