Assembly Automation: Volume 4 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

An electronic giant moves into robot assembly

With market factors playing an ever growing role Digital Equipment Corp. is examining its manufacturing methods. Flexible assembly systems are being developed in several…

Tackling multi‐part assembly automation

A sign of Aylesbury Automation's new policy of moving into multi‐part assembly work is the company's recent completion of three important electrical assembly contracts…

Surface mounting improves productivity

Robert J. Rowland

Surface mounting technology is beginning to be used in commercial electronic products. This paper discusses the advantages of the technology and outlines the methods of assembly.

Advancing technology in the car instrument market

The French car component manufacturer Jaeger has set up a flexible semi‐automatic assembly line at its Chalon‐sur‐Marne factory to build column switches.

Automating the assembly of electronic products

In the manufacture of office systems and transmission products Plessey is increasing its use of automatic insertion and soldering techniques. This report indicates that…

Automated assembly in the electrical industry

Bruno Lotter

In the electrical industry 50 to 75% of the total production costs of a product are in assembly. This shows that the main focus for rationalisation should be in assembly…

Robotic electronic assembly

Steven C. Baker, Robert E. Reichard

Generally the majority of components on circuit boards can be auto‐inserted, the remainder are assembled manually. This paper explores the assembly solution to a component…

Automatic assembly in Japan

Steen Kähler

Following The 4th International Conference on Assembly Automation in Tokyo a number of visits were arranged to leading Japanese companies. This report presents details of…



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