Assembly Automation: Volume 3 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

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Flexible assembly for the electronic industry

Charles‐Henri Mangin, Salvatore D'Agostino

The production environment confronting manufacturers of products containing circuit boards (PCBs), in many cases typified by a high mix of possible boards, is increasing…

Researchers push towards programmable assembly systems

Research being conducted at the University of Massachusetts aims to make assembly more flexible. Brian Rooks visited the laboratories of the Mechanical Engineering…

Striving for the greatest flexibility in automation

AC Spark Plug at Liverpool is in the middle of an important investment programme which is built on a policy, not only of automation in assembly but also of achieving the…

A computer based design consultation system

K.G. Swift

This paper overviews work on a computer based consultation system, which uses artificial intelligence principles, and has been designed to aid the non‐specialist…

Break it down before you build it up

The US computer industry has recognised that designing its products for ease of assembly will improve competitiveness. The approach of one IBM division is described in this report.

Omega‐Toshiba's route to automation

Toshiba has installed two robot lines for different assemblies. John Hartley reports.


Robots start to assemble watches

John Hartley

Although it relies on normally automated lines for the bulk of its watch assembly, Seiko is now beginning to use robots.



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