Automated Assembly

Systems Integrator Helps Water Heater Company Keep Manufacturing in the United States

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MIDDLEVILLE, MI—Systems integrator TranTek Automation has designed and built an automated assembly system that has enabled Bradford White Corp. to keep producing water heaters in the United States.


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Texas Manufacturer Installs Vision-Guided Robotic Machine Tending Cell

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AUBURN HILLS, MI—ABB Robotics and SVIA Industrial Automation have developed a vision-guided robotic machine tending cell for a Texas manufacturer of rock-drilling equipment.


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Systems Integrator Designs Press-Fit System for Tier 1 Supplier

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EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists recently delivered a compliant-pin assembly system to a Tier 1 automotive manufacturer of vehicle safety products.


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Boeing Developing Automated Assembly System for 777

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SEATTLE—At a secret facility in Anacortes, WA, a small group of Boeing engineers will begin testing advanced automation methods for building the soon-to-be-launched 777X jet. The project promises to dramatically change how the plane’s metal hull is built.


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Systems Integrator Expands

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ST. JOSEPH, MI—Michigan-based systems integrator Edgewater Automation will invest $3 million to establish a production facility in Spartanburg County, SC, and create 53 new jobs.


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Robotic Assembly Cell Improves Production of Oven Doors

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ADELAIDE, Australia—Electrolux has implemented a vision-guided robotic assembly cell to improve the production of oven doors.


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Integrator to Design Assembly System for Auto Part

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EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation recently received a contract from a Tier 1 automotive supplier to provide a multistation system to assemble and test a lane departure warning system.


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Chinese Manufacturers Invest in Robotics

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BEIJING—Chinese manufacturers are increasingly investing in robotics to overcome the challenges of rising labor costs and fierce competition from emerging nations in South and Southeast Asia.


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Automated Assembly System Produces Syringes

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CARLSBAD, CA—Systems integrator Automation GT has built a multistation automated assembly system to make syringes. Designed for use in a Class 10,000 clean room, the system includes robots, vision systems and dispensing equipment.


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Robot Boosts Productivity at Faucet Manufacturer

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STONY BROOK, NY—Before the faucet maker RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich installed a machine-tending robot, processing 1,500 units on a tube bender using manual labor would take three days. With the robot, the same job takes four hours.


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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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