Automated Assembly

Speed Control Basics and Encoder Feedback

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Many motion control applications such as machining spindles and scanning equipment require more than just position values from the motion feedback device. It is also imperative to know what velocity the axis is running, as there may be a need to control the velocity from one speed to another rapidly, or to maintain a constant speed because other operations and triggers need to occur based on the constant velocity.

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Maylasian Automaker Invests $9.7 Million in Robotic Assembly

GURUN, Malaysia—Naza Automotive has invested $9.7 million in a new robotic assembly line at its factory here.

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DIY Attitude Keeps Conveyor Manufacturer Moving Forward

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at conveyor supplier Dorner Manufacturing.

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Automotive Supplier Denso to Hire 20 Techs

MARYVILLE, TN—Tier one automotive supplier Denso Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. is hiring more than 20 technicians for electrical assembly, robotics, maintenance and other departments.

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Get Proactive for Safety and Efficiency

Focused review teams can create injury-free work areas with maximum material flow.

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XYZ: Electronic Camming Improves Pick-and-Place

Cam-driven pick-and-place devices have long been a staple of high-speed, multistation automated assembly systems.

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European Assemblers Invest in Automation

Engineers from around the world will converge in Munich this May for the Automatica trade show.

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Systems Integrator Expands in Ontario

CAMBRIDGE, ON—Eclipse Automation Inc. has opened a custom manufacturing facility in Cambridge to handle welding, sandblasting, painting and fabrication work.

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Integrator Designs Automated Assembly Line for Automotive Sensors

LONDON, ON—Systems integrator Edge Automation has designed an multistation automated assembly system that can produce a sophisticated golf ball-sized transmission sensor every 10 seconds.

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Quick-Change Artists

Servo-driven grippers lend flexibility to automated assembly lines in the automotive industry and beyond
The major advantage of robots is their flexibility. It’s ironic, then, that robot end-effectors are typically custom-made for a specific part.

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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.


Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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