Assembly Automation: Volume 4 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

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Programmable assembly‐A key area for Fairey

Fairey Automation, the Swindon based automation system house has focused its attention into three key application areas. One of these is programmable assembly for which…

ASEA stakes its claim in assembly robot market

At the Robot '84 show in Gothenburg ASEA Robotics introduced a new robot assembly system. Capable of short cycle times, it also has a series of intelligent peripherals…

GM introduces off‐line assembly on its new car

Better quality and improved working conditions for its workers are benefits being claimed by Vauxhall and Opel for a new concept in final assembly of cars. Brian Rooks…

Design of vibratory feeders

Hans‐Peter Wiendahl, Horst Ahrens

The University of Hannover has studied the fundamental factors affecting the process of vibratory feeding. From this research a step‐by‐step procedure for the design of…

More robot systems on show

John Hartley reports on systems, including one for wiring harnesses, and the development of sensors which are moving to the fore in robotics for assembly.

Advanced assembly as a step towards CIM

IBM is both a user and a vendor of robotic assembly systems. Whilst the major investment on its own manufacture has gone into the USA several European plants are now using…

‘Trimming’ costs with flexible assembly system

Peter J. Harris

To increase production of its ‘Euroclipper’ hedge trimmer Black & Decker turned to a flexible assembly system

Robotic device in assembly FMS

A complex assembly system has been built to provide a flexible assembly system in the Japanese national project, ‘FMSC+Laser’. John Hartley reports



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