Assembly Automation: Volume 28 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Modular Assembly

Guest Editors: Professor Mauro Onori

A continuing lean journey: an electronic manufacturer's adopting of Kanban

Andrew Lee‐Mortimer

This paper aims to examine the introduction of Kanban production control, at a UK‐based electronic product‐manufacturing operation.


Car manufacturer uses novel laser scanner to reduce time to production

Robert Bogue

This paper aims to describe a new optical geometrical inspection technique and its applications by Volvo Cars.

Direct input and output system: another secret underlying Fanuc's unmanned factory

Yoshihiro Kusuda

This paper aims to describe the fundamental concept of Fanuc's 720 h unattended continuous manufacturing system. It pays special attention to the material‐handling system…


Proper constraint as a design principle for assemblies

Daniel Whitney

This paper's objective is to explain the concept of proper kinematic constraint to guide requirements‐driven design of mechanical assemblies and to connects proper…


Evolvable assembly systems: coping with variations through evolution

D. Semere, M. Onori, A. Maffei, R. Adamietz

The main features of evolvable systems include distributed control, a modularized, intelligent and open architecture, a comprehensive and multi‐dimensional methodological…

Building industrialization: robotized assembly of modular products

Santiago Martinez, Alberto Jardon, Jose Maria Navarro, Patricia Gonzalez

The increasing of mechanization levels used in tasks execution in construction, as a way to increase productivity, requires its rationalization, the adoption of new…


Artificial intelligence‐based condition monitoring for plant maintenance

Mahantesh Nadakatti, A. Ramachandra, A.N. Santosh Kumar

The purpose of this paper is to explain the development and testing of a condition‐monitoring sub‐module of an integrated plant maintenance management application based on…


A modular robotic system for industrial applications

Gabriella Acaccia, Luca Bruzzone, Roberto Razzoli

The aim of this paper is the development of a modular robotic system for generic industrial applications, including assembly.


An assembly line design and construction for a small manufacturing company

Ramazan Yaman

This study seeks to present a simple assembly line design and its balance for a low‐volume manufacturing company.




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


  • Prof Hong Qiao