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BERLIN—Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation have developed a mobile robot that can move along with aerospace workers and assist them as they assemble and test parts.
EVERETT, WA—Boeing plans to deploy robotic assembly technology on the 777X that will dramatically change how the plane’s metal hull is built. The investment will enable Boeing to increase the production rate of the 777 beyond the current 100 jets per year.
TOKYO—Toyota has long been an avid promoter of manufacturing automation, but now the automaker is seeking to revive the concept of human craftsmanship at its factories.
Once found mostly in high-volume manufacturing environments, robots are now being used in smaller organizations, and in a wider variety of applications.
Assemblers continue to invest in robots. Does your assembly plant employ robots? Is it planning to? Share your thoughts!
YOKOHAMA, Japan—Ninety-six percent of the production process at Toyota’s Motomachi assembly plant is completed by robots. The plant employs 760 robots and produces one vehicle every 135 seconds.
The food industry is turning to robotics solutions to optimize production.
Robotic collision sensors are used to help prevent damage to the expensive custom tooling attached to the end of a robotic arm in the event of a collision with another object.
The latest technologies for robotics and automated assembly will be on display at the Automatica show June 3-6 in Munich, Germany.
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