Automated Assembly

Do You Need 3D Vision Guidance?

March 1, 2014

Simulation and testing are vital for determining the feasibility of 3D vision guidance in an application.


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Flexible Feeding for Assembly Automation

March 1, 2014

As high-mix, low-volume manufacturing increases, so does the need for flexible feeders.


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Automated Assembly System Installs Quad Rings

March 1, 2014

 Sensors verify that the rings have been installed correctly. 


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Airbus Invests in Robotic Assembly

February 24, 2014

An Airbus assembly plant here is leading a project to introduce humanoid robots to the assembly line.


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Raytheon Automates Missile Manufacturing

February 24, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, AL—Raytheon Co. has revolutionized missile manufacturing at its sprawling, classified factory here, where automated transporters ferry missile parts to gleaming assembly stations, and even tuck themselves away for charging when their batteries run low.


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Automated Assembly System Produces Electronic Cigarettes

February 14, 2014

SAN CLEMENTE, CA—Freedom Smokeless has installed a new, U.S.-built, high-speed automated assembly system for its electronic cigarettes.


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Comau to Automate Elio Motors Assembly Plant

February 12, 2014

SHREVEPORT, LA—Robot supplier and systems integrator Comau Inc. will provide Elio Motors with powertrain and automated assembly systems to build the company’s three-wheel, high-efficiency vehicle here.


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Doerfer, Universal Robots Partner for Automated Assembly

February 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN—The Doerfer Cos. will integrate Universal Robotics’ software for artificial intelligence and 3D vision to create flexible parts feeders for automated assembly.


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Connector Manufacturer Installs Automated Assembly Line

February 5, 2014

SEABROOK, NH—Connector manufacturer Ardent Concepts has installed a new automated assembly system at its factory here.


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Human-Robot Collaboration Comes of Age

February 1, 2014

New safety rules and technology allow side-by-side workcells.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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