While designing the A350 XWB (extra wide body) airplane in early 2010, Airbus’ engineers proposed a revolutionary way to build the plane’s wings at the company’s plant in Broughton, UK. Specifically, they wanted the wings built horizontally rather than the traditional vertical method.
EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation has received a contract to design and build an automated assembly and packaging system for a three-piece IV connector. The high-speed system will produce the connectors at a rate of 0.43-second per part.
Rotary indexing table use is widespread in automated assembly machinery and selecting the proper mechanism is essential for both maximizing performance and minimizing the cost of this critical component.
Weiss has been in the assembly automation/material handling business for over 45 years and is the leader in various component technologies for machine automation.WEISS supplies the world with rotary indexing tables, pallet transfer systems, high speed handling devices, direct drive and servo drive rotaries, as well as machine bases and tool plates.
ANN ARBOR, MI—Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2015, according to Robotic Industries Association. A total of 31,464 robots valued at $1.8 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2015, an increase of 14 percent in units and 11 percent in dollars over 2014.