Assembly Automation: Volume 8 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Advancing robotics technology through research and education

In its three‐year life, California's Center for Robotic Systems in Microelectronics has set up projects in research and industry. Anna Kochan reports.

Flexibility helps to meet European market demands

The Italian company Axis has extended its expertise. It has built a robotic line for a domestic appliance manufacturer, as Brian Rooks reports.

Transmission belt production breaks some new ground

VDT supplies continuously‐variable transmission belts to car makers, but retains patents on the design and production technology. David Scott reports.

A survey of the assembly of wire harnesses in industry

Rolf‐Dieter Schraft, Gerd Schlaich

Research shows automated assembly could give time and cost savings in the production of wire harnesses.

Adhesives aim more for automative markets

What is the future of structural adhesives in automotive assembly? Rory Chase reviews the situation.

Making a convenience out of conveyance

PAF is a small company which has big conveyor designs in the automated factory, as Stephen McClelland discovered.

Variation analysis applied to assembly simulation

Bob Mills, Manager

Dimensional inaccuracies can hamper assembly: simulation can analyse tolerances and their effects.

Getting the best from the systems supplier

In seminars around the world Bodine's Frank Riley is explaining how to best manage automatic assembly systems. Brian Rooks passes on some Riley tips.

Japan favours flexible cells for electronics manufacture

After assembly lines with rows of robots, the cell approach, with one robot carrying out several operations, is coming into favour in Japan. John Hartley reports.



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