Automated Assembly

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ARTICLES

Linear Tracks Increase Efficiency of Robotic Machine Tending

Placing a six-axis robot on a linear track can reduce costs and increase efficiency.


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Controllers Make Auto Assembly Safer, Quicker

More market share is always the goal of every automaker, whether it’s based in the United States, Europe or Asia.


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Integrator Delivers Assembly System for ABS Modules

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation has shipped a custom assembly and test system to a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier. The machine will assemble and test ABS brake control modules.


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McClellan Automation to Collaborate With Patti Engineering

AUBURN HILLS, MI—Patti Engineering Inc., a specialist in control systems integration, will expand its collaboration with McClellan Automation Systems, a company that designs and builds automated assembly systems.


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The ASSEMBLY Show Preview

Some 200 exhibitors will display the latest technologies at this year’s ASSEMBLY Show.

The new, compact C4 six-axis robot from EPSON Robots can perform a standard cycle—move a part 1 inch up, 12 inches across, 1 inch down, and back again—in just 0.37 second. 


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Robot Transfer Unit Adds Flexibility to Machining Production

Methods Machine Tools has built top-notch automation equipment in North America since the late 1950s. It has seven regional technical centers across the United States, including one in Wixom, MI, that focuses on automotive applications.


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Simplifying integration of peripheral devices

MotionWorks will be able to work with HMIs from several widely used vendors.

When designing a complex machine, engineers have two options. They can get all parts of the system—controller, drives, motors, I/O and human-machine interface (HMI)—from a single vendor. Or, they can pick and choose devices from mul-tiple suppliers.


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Rotary vs. Linear Indexing

Suppliers complement their cam- and servo-driven systems with newer technologies like direct-drive indexers and precision-link conveyors.

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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Manufacturing Robots Gaining Popularity in China

GUANGZHOU, China—Robots are playing a greater role in Chinese industry as manufacturers there feel the pressure of a severe worker shortage and soaring labor costs.


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Evana Automation Designs Machine to Assemble Lane-Departure Warning Systems

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has shipped two multistation assembly systems to a Tier 1 automotive supplier to produce lane-departure warning systems.


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Automate 2015

3/23/15
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Automation is helping companies in every industry become stronger global competitors. To succeed, you need the right solution providers, the right technology, and the right expertise. Automate 2015 will provide it all and more!

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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.

Podcasts

 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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