All Automation articles

  • Duerr-EcoProFleet_AGV_1
    Voice

    Innovation station

    2019-11-18T15:04:00Z

    Downtimes caused by sudden malfunctions can be reduced, thanks to Dürr’s automated guided vehicles

  • Lamborghini front on
    Article

    Lamborghini puts the AI in paint

    2019-11-14T11:55:00Z

    Chief manufacturing officer at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, Ranieri Niccoli speaks to AMS about the smart features now employed in the factory’s new paintshop

  • ultima-oem-profit-strategies
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    OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

    2019-09-30T08:53:00Z

    Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now

  • ultima-emissions-flash-story-1
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    EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

    2019-09-26T09:46:00Z

    In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

  • EV tooling VW
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    Re-tooling of manufacturing plants and supply chain for EVs pose investment risk for OEMs

    2019-09-23T06:00:00Z

    Tooling and conversion of automotive plants are significant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.  

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    Electrification production costs poses risk for automotive OEMs

    2019-09-19T07:00:00Z

    The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • Audi sealing process Gyor
    Article

    Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

    2019-09-13T10:11:00Z

    Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

  • BMW engine assembly training
    Article

    Quick learners

    2019-08-22T16:00:00Z

    From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology

  • Camera inspection at VW Emden
    Article

    Digitalised energy saving

    2019-08-22T14:29:00Z

    Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight

  • P90361937_highRes_an-augmented-reality
    Article

    BMW Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant

    2019-08-22T11:22:00Z

    BMW provides a glimpse inside its Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant, which is located in Munich, Germany

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    Article

    Automation advances

    2019-08-14T13:41:00Z

    AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications

  • eteno_measuring station
    Article

    Finding the right balance

    2019-08-06T13:57:00Z

    Schenck RoTec has created a balancing system for e-drive production lines, which is fulfilling the needs of EV makers seeking a flexible and efficient automation solution

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    Article

    Powered up and fully prepared

    2019-08-06T13:27:00Z

    We need to be ready for electric vehicle battery demand, says Bill Sarver, Rockwell Automation’s senior industry consultant for global automotive and tyre

  • BMW Brilliance 5G network
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    5G networking spreads in car production

    2019-07-30T11:52:00Z

    Certain companies have started leveraging 5G in their car manufacturing facilities in China with the hope of drastically increasing efficiency. Michael Nash provides an insight

  • FCA Mirafiori Fiat 500 BEV
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    FCA starts building BEV production line

    2019-07-15T14:20:00Z

    Italy - The highly automated line will be used to make the Fiat 500 BEV

  • Shenyang battery
    Article

    Cutting battery production costs

    2019-06-20T13:46:00Z

    Automation and economies of scale could see a reduction in battery production costs. Michael Nash takes a look

  • 12_Ford_Focus
    Article

    Keeping in focus

    2019-05-20T14:29:00Z

    Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

  • ABB-stampapp-user-interface
    Article

    Pressing matters

    2019-04-10T13:31:00Z

    Our vehicles have all faced hazards at one time or another, from potholes in the road to rocks or broken glass. But what about protection when the hazards are ballistic threats to the safety of civil servants or service men and women? As a specialist for custom automobile protection ...

  • Nextsense
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    Assembly line automation

    2019-03-13T17:40:00Z

    Nextsense says its Calipri systems can be used to monitor the process of car assembly from body-in-white to end-of-line final assembly. The company claims its fully automatic C12 cobot systems allows human workers and robots to work side by side in a continuous production line – without separation, mechanical barriers ...

  • Volkswagen Wandelbots
    Article

    The imitation game

    2019-03-04T16:46:00Z

    Working with a local robotics start-up in Germany, Volkswagen is exploring a new programming technique that allows assembly workers to teach a cobot all the right moves Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory in the eastern German city of Dresden is arguably one of the more unusual automotive manufacturing sites in ...