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AUTOMATION PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN THE NEW ENGINE ASSEMBLY LINES INSTALLED BY CITRON AT ITS TREMERY PLANT. THE LINES BUILD ENGINES WHICH EQUIP THE CINTRON XM AND PEUGEOT 605 Set up in 1979 by Citron and Peugeot subsidiary, SMAE Societe Mecanique Automobile de l'Est, the Tremery plant employs some...
LAST OCTOBER A LEADING BRITISH ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION COMPANY, JOHN BROWN AUTOMATION, WAS ACQUIRED BY THE HARLAND SIMON GROUP. DEREK HARBOUR, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HARLAND SIMON AUTOMATION SYSTEMS, TALKED TO JACK HOLLINGUM ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS MOVE Following an elegant sequence of steps,...
Readers of this publication will be more aware than most of the fundamental changes that have occurred in the process of manufacturing. A combination of economic pressures and the advent of enabling technology, primarily driven by the development of IC microchips, have driven a conceptual...
PHILIPS APPLIES ADEPT ROBOTS TO AUTOMATE CAPACITOR ASSEMBLY Adept robots are helping Philips Components to revitalise completely its capacitor production facility in Zwolle, the Netherlands. In an attempt to combat international competition, particularly from the Japanese, Philips has entirely...
Tasks in automated manufacturing and assembly increasingly involve robot operations guided by vision systems. The traditional lookandmove approach to linking machine vision systems and robot manipulators which is generally used in these operations relies heavily on accurate camera to realworld...
ELECTROLUX TURNS AN INTERNAL RESOURCE INTO A SYSTEMS HOUSE You may know that Electrolux is active in more than 40 countries, and that it is the world leader in white goods, vacuum cleaners and chainsaws and several other product areas. One of the reasons for the considerable successes of the...
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