Table Of Contents: Volume 3 Issue 2
Salford University's Mechanical Engineering Department has been studying and teaching assembly for two decades. Its latest research is pointing toward a newtype of linear…
Peter G. MacLaren
This paper provides an overview of five types of assembly equipment and indicates where each type is typically suited to small parts assembly operations
, R.J. Dewhurst
An orientation system incorporating a low power He‐Ne laser system is described. In one application grub screws were fed at rates in excess of 100 per minute
A family of disc brake caliper units are assembled and tested at the rate of 600 an hour with only four operators on a £1 million flexible system, delivered last month by…
Industry is finding a variety of uses for assembly machines. Three examples are described which illustrate how widely differing products can be made on one make of machine
The technical conference sessions at AUTOMAN offer a wide variety of options. Here some of the papers concerned with assembly are examined.
An ability to integrate complete production systems is claimed by one Japanese company to be the reason for an expanding order book. Brian Rooks reports on some of the…
Sankyo Seiki relies on many automated lines to produce music boxes at the rate of one million a week. John Hartley reports.
Seiko is all set to introduce robots to assembly, Toyo Kogyo uses a couple, and the accent is on assembly at the ‘Mechatronics’ Show