Assembly Automation: Volume 33 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Virtual Reality and Haptics for Assembly Planning

Automation in action at the latest PackExpo show

Richard Bloss

This paper aims to provide a review of the most recent PackExpo show in Chicago with emphasis on the new automation innovations and applications on display.


Interactive assembly simulation with haptic feedback

Jérôme Perret, Christoph Kneschke, Judy Vance, Georges Dumont

The paper aims to present interactive simulation with haptic feedback as a valid method for solving complex assembly problems in the context of industrial product…

A virtual reality‐based maintenance time measurement methodology for complex products

Zhou Dong, Kang Le, Lv Chuan

Maintainability is a critical design characteristic that shows how well a product can be maintained; maintenance time is a comprehensive parameter of product…

Application of the TRIZ creativity enhancement approach to the design of a passively adaptive compliant robotic gripper

Dalibor Petković, Mirna Issa, Nenad D. Pavlović, Lena Zentner

The essence of the conceptual design is getting the innovative projects or ideas to ensure the products with best performance. It has been proved that the theory of…

3D vision based quality inspection with computational intelligence

Quan Yu, Kesheng Wang

Product quality inspection is of importance in manufacturing industries to ensure that low quality or unqualified products are not delivered to the consumer. Human…


Demand responsive planning: workload control implementation

Hakan Akillioglu, Joao Ferreira, Mauro Onori

Evolvable production systems enable fully reconfiguration capabilities on the shop floor through process‐oriented modularity and multi‐agent‐based distributed control. To…

Design and characterization of MEMS based micrograsping system

Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, Nayyer Abbas, Muhammad Bilal Saif, Nisar Ahmad

This paper aims to present design and characterization of a micrograsping system which is capable of safely grasping micro‐objects.

Assembly model and design thinking: a study of assembly scheme based on gene model

Feng Yixiong, Gao Yicong, Mai Zeyu, Tan Jianrong

Existing models of product assembly scheme design often ignore the constraint relations among design thinking. In order to grasp the functions of each part and the…

Production scheduling for injection molding manufacture using Petri Net model

Asawin Wongwiwat, Erik L.J. Bohez, Roongrat Pisuchpen

The purpose of this paper is to propose a new generic hybrid Petri Net (PN) model combined with the lowest makespan cut (LMC) for job shop scheduling problems in mold…

Cognitive automation strategy for reconfigurable and sustainable assembly systems

Åsa Fasth‐Berglund, Johan Stahre

The paper aims to discuss the importance of considering both the physical and cognitive automation when aiming for a flexible or reconfigurable assembly system. This is…




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