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Weight reduction has become the focus of attention for most if not all major automotive OEM’s such as Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Porsche, BMW, VW, GM, and Ford.
In tough economic times it is even more important to find efficient, cost effective ways to improve assembly processes and to make sure they save you time and money.
The increase in miniaturization in the electronic as well as the non-electronic industries has resulted in a need for assembly of miniaturized devices with tight constraints on the installation conditions.
Using Automated Screw Feeder Systems can increase production dramatically during peak time using the same labor force.
The DEPRAG CleanFeed system is the world’s most comprehensive solution for technical cleanliness.
Santa’s helpers depend on adhesives, screws and ultrasonic welding.
EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has delivered a custom robotic screwdriving system to a manufacturer of construction products. The system automates the assembly of modular aluminum fencing, which drastically reduces manual labor and increases quality.
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Manufacturing engineers have two options for obtaining an automated assembly system. They can get each component—an automatic screwdriver, a rotary indexing dial, a gripper—from individual suppliers and integrate the parts themselves. Or, they can ask one supplier to deliver a turnkey machine.
Robotic screwdriving offers numerous advantages to manufacturers, such as flexibility and repeatability. However, it’s easy to underestimate the requirements of automation. Sometimes, engineers specify the wrong type of robot or overlook parts feeding issues.