Recently, NBS installed an intelligent feeder and materials management
system throughout its highly automated Santa
Clara manufacturing facility. The system lets NBS electronically track, monitor, match and record components to PCB assemblies while in-process, eliminating the practice of manual
For more than 40
years, SELEX Galileo has developed space technology used throughout the world.
So it was no surprise when the company was tapped in 2009 to be part of the
ExoMars mission of the European Space Agency.
manufacturers are well aware of the potentially explosive nature of airborne
dust created by secondary processes such as grinding, sawing, and finish
polishing of formed parts. Most facilities utilize “closed vessel” dust
collection systems to manage and collect this dust and keep it from migrating
throughout the plant.
Every day, many
thousands of people around the world use powder inhalers for the treatment of
respiratory diseases. These devices are predominately made from plastic parts.
Some are manufactured by Almirall Sofotec, one of the top 80 pharmaceutical
companies in the world in terms of sales, and market leader in its native
When designing military ground vehicles, lighter is always better. Engineers in the U.S. military are well aware of the challenge of reducing
weight, particularly for the next generation of military vehicles still in
development. One such vehicle is the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle or JLTV.
For more than 60 years, assemblers have been using coiled pins to assemble parts. Also known as coiled spring pins, they feature a 2-1/4 coil wrap with a cross-section shape that’s very close to the geometrical configuration of the Spiral of Archimedes.
Extreme for some is mainstream for others. Cultural examples include sports, music and reality TV shows. In the wire processing industry, extreme for some assemblers means products like very thin wire and very thick wire or cable.
are always looking for ways to maximize their skilled employees. One way is to
free them from lower-valued tasks-such as pulling carts and delivering palletized
materials. Daimler Trucks NA LLC is one such manufacturer
that has found a more cost-effective way to complete these tasks: use the GT3
tugger, a vision-guided industrial mobile robot.