Robotics Assembly

Mobile Robots Support Airplane Assembly

April 17, 2014

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.


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Boeing to Deploy Robots to Produce 777X

April 10, 2014

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.


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Toyota Looks to Revive Human Craftsmanship

April 8, 2014

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.


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Robots Empower Small Manufacturers

Advances in Cartesian robot technology are enabling small and midsized manufacturers to do more with less.
April 1, 2014

Once found mostly in high-volume manufacturing environments, robots are now being used in smaller organizations, and in a wider variety of applications.  


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Could Your Assembly Operation Benefit From Robots?

March 28, 2014

Assemblers continue to invest in robots. Does your assembly plant employ robots? Is it planning to? Share your thoughts!


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Robots Rule at Toyota’s Motomachi Assembly Plant

March 7, 2014

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.


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How To Use Robots to Optimize Product Manufacturing

March 5, 2014

 The food industry is turning to robotics solutions to optimize production. 


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How To Select a Robotic Collision Sensor

March 5, 2014

 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. 


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Automatica Showcases European Automation

March 1, 2014

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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Do You Need 3D Vision Guidance?

March 1, 2014

Simulation and testing are vital for determining the feasibility of 3D vision guidance in an application.


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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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