Assembly Automation: Volume 8 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

‘Learning laboratory’ aims to perfect automation concepts

Anna Kochan

ROBOTS, AGVs and vision systems are used liberally at the General Motors Vanguard Plant at Saginaw, Michigan, USA, where a $52 million investment in the automated…

Automatic insertion of insulating mats on car assembly line

M. Petry, W. Bick

THE automatic handling of soft parts has so far been considered to be most problematic. Flexible automation is hampered by the essential characteristics of soft pieces, such as:

Adhesives aid robotic bonding of flexible circuits

Alastair Ross

THE USE of engineering adhesives in manufacturing is seen to be a major area of growth, at the expense of conventional fastening techniques such as screwing, welding and…

A look at low‐cost general‐purpose automated assembly

A.H. Redford

GENERAL‐PURPOSE assembly can be defined as automated assembly where more than one assembly task is carried out using the same piecepart transfer equipment. In its simplest…

DATE: a benchmark for flexible assembly systems

C.J.M. Heemskerk, T.L.M. Luiten

IN THE Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems at Delft University of Technology, a research project is underway into automatic, off‐line generation of programs for Flexible…

Divergent trends in robotic assembly in the UK and Japan

Joseph Tidd

OVER the past twenty years, industrial robots have become increasingly task‐specific, moving away from the original concept of ‘steel collar’ worker, or ‘universal…



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