Assembly Automation: Volume 29 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Bin picking and flexible gripping

Guest Editors: Karen Conneely

Vibration isolation theory and practice

Christine Connolly

The purpose of this paper is to review the different methods of isolating sensitive equipment from the effects of vibrations.


Making better “eyes” for cameras, mobile (cell) phones and cars

Richard Bloss

The purpose of this paper is to describe an innovative new technology for assembling lens elements to electronic image capture modules with high‐image quality.

Towards the development of a desktop virtual reality‐based system for modular fixture configuration design

Peng Gaoliang, Gao Jun, He Xu

Modular fixture configuration design is a complicated task requiring both intensive knowledge and experience. Automated or semi‐automated computer‐aided modular fixture…

A decision‐making model for flexible manufacturing system

Yahia Zare Mehrjerdi

The purpose of this paper is to develop a computer aided decision‐making model for flexible manufacturing system (FMS) situations when multiple conflicting objectives are…


An automatic template generating method of machine vision system in TFT LCD assembly and positioning process with genetic algorithm

Chern‐Sheng Lin, Kuo‐Chun Wu, Yun‐Long Lay, Chi‐Chin Lin, Jim‐Min Lin

The purpose of this paper is to propose an automatic pattern matching template generating method for the automatic optical inspection system in TFT LCD assembly and…

A mathematical model for assembly line balancing model to consider disordering sequence of workstations

William Ho, Ali Emrouznejad

A binary integer programming model for the simple assembly line balancing problem (SALBP), which is well known as SALBP‐1, was formulated more than 30 years ago. Since…


Excellent supply chain management

Yahia Zare Mehrjerdi

The purpose of this paper is to review the fundamental concept of supply chain management (SCM) and discusses the facts that a road to success in the process of design…


Optimizing PCB assembly for family setup strategy

Yongzhong Wu, P. Ji, William Ho

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the optimization for a placement machine in printed circuit board (PCB) assembly when family setup strategy is adopted.


Automation of a complex transfer operation using a polar manipulator

Mohsen Moradi Dalvand

The objective of this paper included developing a polar robot (SPBot) for rotating and transferring car engine block (CEB) around and along two different axes in a…

Registration using adaptive particle filter and natural features matching techniques for augmented reality systems

Guan Tao, Li Lijun, Liu Wei, Wang Cheng

The purpose of this paper is to provide a flexible registration method for markerless augmented reality (AR) systems.




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


  • Prof Hong Qiao