1 - 6 of 6 articles
Successful use of automatic assembly in industry will require not only a complete rethinking, reassessment and evolutionary interaction but it will also demand that everything peripheral to the machine be considered as well.
The use of vision permits many types of parts to be easily fed that are difficult or impossible to feed in hard tooled systems. These include parts that become entangled, as well as those with internal features, such as holes and painted markings.
The Olivetti SIGMA robot has been pioneering robot assembly for five years. In this article the experience gained and the problems that have occurred are discussed.
Complex components are often difficult to feed and orientate. In this article the use of vision for detecting component orientation is presented, based on a photodiode array and a microprocessor system.
The Remote Center Compliance RCC device is a mechanical device which acts as a multiaxis float to achieve lateral and angular alignment between components which are being mated during assembly operations. The device has been evaluated for assembly applications and its operational characteristics...
Fast automatic assembly of fuel gauges is just one of the many advances the Japanese are making in automated assembly, as John Hartley indicates in his report from the Tokyo International Conference on Production Engineering.
Read and print from thousands of top scholarly journals.
Continue with Facebook
Log in with Microsoft
Already have an account? Log in
Bookmark this article. You can see your Bookmarks on your DeepDyve Library.
To save an article, log in first, or sign up for a DeepDyve account if you don’t already have one.
Sign Up Log In
To subscribe to email alerts, please log in first, or sign up for a DeepDyve account if you don’t already have one.
To get new article updates from a journal on your personalized homepage, please log in first, or sign up for a DeepDyve account if you don’t already have one.