Table Of Contents: Volume 9 Issue 3
Having pioneered the flexible link conveyor system EWAB is staying ahead with a new heavy duty system. Brian Rooks reports from the company's new UK headquarters in Telford.
Automation hand‐in‐hand with a determined management and a dedicated workforce have helped Tl Apollo turn round its golf shaft business. Brian Rooks visited the Oldbury…
Time‐to‐market is giving a competitive edge to many companies today. Some of the tools and methods to assist in this process were discussed at two recent conferences. Jack…
A new aid to design for assembly, just launched by Lucas Engineering & Systems, aims to set the design on the right path before too much has been invested.
Launched in May, the 10‐member IN FACT project intends to install two flexible assembly machine prototypes by the end of 1990. Jack Hollingum went to investigate.
ABB Robotics has developed a generic system for automatically assembling petrol engine cylinder heads. At its heart is the IRb 1000 robot of which over 80 have been…
Dowty Special Purpose Machines has linked up with the Swiss company Promec to build precision assembly plant Brian Rooks reports.
An unusual robotic assembly system for electrical connectors has been installed by French company Radiall. Anna Kochan reports.
, Gerd Schlaich
The German Institute IPA has carried out the first comparative study of SCARA robots. After a year of tests the first results have been released.
In his continuing series on how small companies are operating in the electronics assembly area, Stephen McClelland takes a look at a Manchester surface‐mount sub‐contractor.
Electronic identification systems are being increasingly used in flexible assembly. Brian Rooks reviews a report from Bosch and the German IDENT exhibition.