All Automation articles – Page 2

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    Building the battery pack

    2021-03-23T12:08:00Z

    While cell manufacture is still largely in the realm of specialist producers, more OEMs are now assembling the battery pack inhouse, but this can be a complex task requiring specialist tooling. Nick Holt reports

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    The time is now to start integrating robotics into plant and warehouse logistics

    2021-02-16T11:28:00Z

    Robotics have enabled major productivity gains in manufacturing, but as the technology becomes more affordable and labour gets harder to find and more expensive, it could start to play a bigger role in the plant logistics and warehousing, too, helping workers do their jobs more safely and quickly.

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    In perfect condition

    2021-02-09T09:30:00Z

    ABB explores how condition-based maintenance can keep car plant robots in good working order to increase productivity and minimise downtime

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    Powertrain to the people

    2021-02-08T19:04:00Z

    As the automotive industry rapidly electrifies, powertrain suppliers have to adapt, but Illya Verpraet finds out that ZF is on board with the transition, enjoying more freedom in both engineering and manufacturing

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    Power is nothing without control

    2021-02-08T18:44:00Z

    Chassis components keep the wheels from falling off the EV revolution. Illya Verpraet found out how Gestamp is managing the change with material and quality control innovation

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    Skoda opens new centre to build test vehicles and prototypes

    2021-01-18T18:22:00Z

    Test vehicles and prototypes will now be built under one roof in the new manufacturing technical development department at Mladá Boleslav

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    AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

    2020-12-23T16:19:00Z

    Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

  • AMS Tier Supplier ZF, Gestamp, Yanfeng manufacturing and electrification
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    AMS Winter 2020 – Supporting production through automation and AI

    2020-12-21T16:20:00Z

    The latest AMS edition is out with a special focus on automation opportunities, including for artificial intelligence and cobots. The issue features in-depth insight on robotics and new processes, with interviews featuring BMW, Fraunhofer, Drishti and many more.

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    Smart customisation

    2020-12-21T12:34:00Z

    AWL has developed a platform of modules for welding, handling and jigs called M-Line. AMS finds out why this represents a completely new approach to creating flexible production cells

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    A collaborative approach to automation

    2020-12-14T15:22:00Z

    Now in the guise of ‘cobots’, robots often work not just alongside, but with their operations integrated with those of co-located people

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    Integrating robotics and electric powertrains in BMW production

    2020-12-14T15:01:00Z

    BMW is on an EV offensive and is taking the opportunity to revamp its plants with automation and digital twins. Mark Smyth spoke to the global boss of production, Milan Nedeljković, about the challenges and opportunities

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    The human side of artificial intelligence

    2020-12-07T15:39:00Z

    The robots are coming, and we should all be welcoming them, according to BMW, which has a plan to introduce AI to its factories, starting from grassroots initiatives. Report by Illya Verpraet

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    GM invests $4 billion to prepare Spring Hill and Detroit-Hamtramck plants for EV production

    2020-10-22T13:55:00Z

    General Motors is moving forward with investments to equip its factories to produce electric vehicles (EVs). The Spring Hill, Tennessee plant gets a $2 billion upgrade to produce the Cadillac Lyriq and the and Detroit-Hamtramck plant will see $2.2 billion invested to produce the recently unveiled GMC Hummer EV.

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    AMS Autumn 2020 – At the cutting edge, the latest on 3D printing and aluminium welding

    The latest issue Automotive Manufacturing Solutions features insight on 3D printing of parts and tooling with Porsche, Audi and Seat, digital solutions for aluminium welding and much more. With technology solutions from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Henkel and Castrol. 

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    EV start-up Arrival to build microfactory in South Carolina

    2020-10-19T11:13:00Z

    Arrival, the start-up that plans to build electric commercial vehicles in what it calls ‘microfactories’, has announced its first US production location in York County, South Carolina. It has also raised $118m from funds managed by BlackRock.

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    2,200 new robots to improve automation at VW Chattanooga, Emden and Hannover plants

    2020-10-16T14:25:00Z

    Volkswagen is investing in automation with robots from Fanuc and ABB at its Chattanooga, Emden and Hannover plants, in preparation for those factories to start producing electric vehicles based on the MEB platform. The robots are to be mainly used for body production and battery assembly.

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    Hyundai to build EV factory and R&D centre in Singapore

    2020-10-14T13:40:00Z

    In a virtual groundbreaking ceremony, Hyundai has ­­announced it is building the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS) which will serve as a new R&D centre and small-scale production facility with an output of up to 30,000 vehicles per year and help to forge a new supply chain in the city state.

  • The level of automation in the bodyshop at Poznań will increase from 43% to over 80% with investment in 450 new robots
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    VW Poznań prepares to build the new Caddy

    2020-08-03T14:38:00Z

    The expansion of the Poznań plant has taken over two years and changes included the construction of a logistics hall, expansion of the body shop and reconfiguration of the factory site

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group

    2020-07-23T23:40:00Z

    As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so far, and lessons for the future

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – The Rise of AI & Analytics in Logistics

    2020-07-01T16:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.