Articles by Jim Camillo

Rotary vs. Linear Indexing

Suppliers complement their cam- and servo-driven systems with newer technologies like direct-drive indexers and precision-link conveyors.
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BMW performs a lot of welding operations at its assembly plants, which are located throughout Europe and in South Carolina. Recently, the automaker hired The EDAG Group to develop a small-lot welding system for a European plant.


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Vermeer Gets Leaner With OEE

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By the late 1940s, many U.S. manufacturers began creating and building products for the post-WWII economy.


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Linear Encoder Limits Variation of Plane Parts

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Regardless of its size, an airplane part needs to be monolithic, with minimal dimensional variation. Such parts ensure better control of the aircraft’s final weight.


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Motor Drives Ensure Precise Label Placement

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High among the achievements of NITA Labeling Equipment—a Quebec, Canada, manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling machines—is being named the Innovative Company of 2010 by the Industrial Research Association of Quebec.


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Harness-design software speeds racecar construction

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Every summer since 1998, teams of college students from around the world have come to the United Kingdom to participate in the international Formula Student (FS) racing competition.


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What’s New With Cyanoacrylates

Today’s cyanoacrylates not only cure quickly and provide high bond strength, they offer greater flexibility and heat and impact resistance.
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Where and how a product is used can change significantly over time. Cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives are a great example.


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Swiss Manufacturer a Big Fan of Document Management Sofware

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Fläkt Woods knows its fans—industrial fans, that is. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of air-handling units and air-terminal devices for nonresidential buildings.


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Automated Assembly System Enables Lock Manufacturer to Meet Production Goals

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All cylinder locks may look alike on the outside, but on the inside, each is unique. Internal cylinder components include core pins, springs and sealing plugs—all of which require precise insertion.


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Hose Reels Are Key to Success in Trailer Manufacturing

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A love for farming and serving farmers are what drove husband and wife Loren and Jean Van Wyk to found LDJ Manu-facturing in Pella, IA, in 1995.


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Vision System IDs Part Codes Superfast

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Product traceability is essential for every automotive supplier, regardless of its specialty. International supplier Continental Automotive Group, for example, requires traceability of all of its products, including parts for brake systems, power trains, chassis, tires and vehicle electronics.


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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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Tim Hutzel, President, Tim Hutzel American Business Services and Dave Lippert, President, Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co have deep and unique perspectives on reshoring. That’s the primary reason they’ve been invited to deliver the keynote address at 2014’s The ASSEMBLY Show.

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