Automated Assembly

BBS Automation Buys Ixmation

MUNICH—BBS Automation Group has acquired fellow systems integrator ixmation AG from Conzzeta AG.


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A.G. Russell Acquires Bodine Automation

BRISTOL, CT—Systems integrator The Arthur G. Russell Co. Inc. has acquired Bodine Automation Technology, a division of Missouri-based DTE. The Bodine assets acquired include its intellectual property, engineering/service operations, and parts inventory.


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Producing in Synch With Sales

Manufacturers have two opposite ways of equipping factories to respond quickly to customer demand.

There are two opposite ways to equip factories to respond quickly to downstream customer orders: One way is for sequential production, and the other is for concurrent production. Both draw heavily from best practices in lean manufacturing.


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Automated Assembly System Enables Lock Manufacturer to Meet Production Goals

All cylinder locks may look alike on the outside, but on the inside, each is unique. Internal cylinder components include core pins, springs and sealing plugs—all of which require precise insertion.


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ATS to Acquire M+W Process Automation

CAMBRIDGE, ON—ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. will acquire M+W Process Automation GmbH and ProFocus LLC, two providers of engineering-based automation services.


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Evana Automation Ships 24-station Assembly and Test System

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has shipped a 24-station assembly and test system to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems.


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Systems Integrator Producing Assembly System for Steering Components

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation is building the fifth and sixth of seven custom assembly and test systems for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The systems will produce steering assemblies.


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Sensors for Automated Assembly

The typical multistation automated assembly system is equipped with myriad sensors.

Assembly machines are dumb. They can only do what they’re told, over and over again. Without a sense of sight or touch, they can’t know if parts or pallets are where they’re supposed to be.


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Robots Assemble Circuit Breakers

In the world of assembly, ABB is known primarily for its leading-edge industrial robots. But, there’s much more to this multinational corporation, which operates 300 manufacturing plants in 100 countries, has nearly 150,000 employees, and reported global revenue of $42 billion in 2013.


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Automotive Applications for Assembly Presses

There are myriad applications for assembly presses in the automotive industry.

Automotive assembly most often conjures up images of welding robots and electric nutrunners. But, another technology is just as important for assembling a wide range of automotive components—presses.


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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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 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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