Assembly Automation: Volume 9 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Relationships are key for assembly

THE process of assembly, in technology terms, is probably one of the simplest in manufacturing, consisting of such operations as inserting, placing, fastening and so on…

Sony builds a future in Britain

One of the most vertically integrated plants of the Sony Corporation is to be found at Bridgend in the UK. Whilst its origins are Japanese it is very much European in…

Evolving the factory of the future

By the end of this year, a FFr 25 million automated flexible assembly line will be producing a range of circuit breakers at Telemecanique's Dijon plant. Anna Kochan reports.

Making locks in cells

Besides coping with explosive growth in production of vehicle locking systems, Valeo Neiman is changing over from line to cell assembly and implementing TQC. Quality and…

A better view of PCB assembly

M. Domm

A fast‐changeover PCB assembly cell incorporating image recognition is being used to evaluate concepts of minimising cycle times for component insertion.

The billion dollar potential of DFA

The Boothroyd Dewhurst design for assembly method is being used by many US major corporations. The rules are simple but the savings can be dramatic as Boothroyd told a…

The technology approach to flexible assembly

P. Spinadel, E. Fugger

A flexible assembly cell test bed has been installed at the Austrian Research Centre in Siebersdorf. Work is progressing to solve cell control and cost accounting problems.

Dynapert integrates board production

Circuit board manufacturers are looking to their equipment suppliers for turnkey contracts, and Dynapert are responding at Productronica with an integrated surface‐mount…

Marketing, product design and assembly systems

Peter Foyer

Over the years solutions to ‘design for manufacture’ have varied from parts design to vague ideas on teamwork. Peter Foyer suggests using a range of techniques to achieve…



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