CHICAGO—Advanced industrial robots could power a new wave of productivity growth in many industries and lead to changes of up to 5 percentage points in the cost competitiveness of major export economies relative to the United States, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group.
EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation has received a contract to supply two turnkey assembly and test systems for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The semiautomatic lines will improve throughput of automobile seat assemblies and capture critical traceability data.
During the past month, I interviewed several engineers for an article on automatic screwdriving. Along the way, I learned a bit of wisdom that is applicable no matter what process you might want to automate.
EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has received a contract to supply three automated assembly machines to a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The machines will produce electronic key fobs.
SOUTHFIELD, MI—The automotive assembly line of the future will be more flexible, more capable of handling new materials, and make greater of the mobile technology, says Martin Kinsella, director of advanced materials and process technologies for systems integrator Comau Inc.
In the latter part of the 18th century, the advent of water and steam power enabled manufacturers to transition from manual production to mechanized production. Historians know it as the Industrial Revolution, but let’s think of it as “Industry 1.0.”