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  • JLR 3D-printed glove
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    3D-printed glove to aid assembly workers

    2019-09-26T09:25:00Z

    UK - Jaguar Land Rover has been testing a 3D-printed glove to prevent injuries to production line workers

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    Chipbreaker software

    2019-06-27T15:57:00Z

    Citizen LFV chipbreaking technology LFV (low frequency vibration) chipbreaking technology has been incorporated into the 12-axis, 25mm capacity Cincom D25-VIII CNC sliding-headstock turn-mill centre, says Citizen Machinery. The company claims this enhances the lathe’s production flexibility and efficiency when turning difficult-to-chip materials such as copper, plastics ...

  • ATI_Compliant_Deburring_Blade_CDB_deburring_alum_plate
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    Compliant deburring blade

    2019-06-27T15:54:00Z

    ATI compliant deburring blade ATI Industrial Automation says its new Compliant Deburring Blade (CDB), offers pneumatic control and an articulated design that allows the contact force to be adjusted for specific applications. The company claims the tool is suited to light and medium deburring, chamfering, and ...

  • R1 IO Link Sensors hi res
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    Industrial sensors

    2019-06-27T15:49:00Z

    Pepperl+Fuchs R1 IO link sensors Pepperl+Fuchs says it has extended its portfolio to include reduction factor 1 sensors with IO-Link. The company says that standard inductive sensors can only detect non-ferrous metal targets at reduced switching distances. This is because reduction factors can vary from ...

  • Saint-Gobain-Bearings-Innovation CROP
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    Controlled low friction bearing

    2019-06-27T14:57:00Z

    Saint-Gobain PTFE lined plain bearing Combining the low friction properties of a PTFE lined plain bearing and the radial spring characteristics of tolerance rings, Saint-Gobain claims the result is a versatile energised bearing, which is easy to install for automotive manufacturers and avoids problems of unwanted ...

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    Manufacturing software platform

    2019-06-27T14:47:00Z

    Faro BuildIT 2019 software suite Faro says it has released its BuildIT 2019 software suite. This is offered as three individual products, each designed for quality inspection in manufacturing and assembly or construction applications. Outlining the features of each product the company says BuildIT ...

  • Kurt DX6 Vise
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    Machining vise

    2019-04-29T11:07:00Z

    Kurt Manufacturing says its DX6 CrossOver vise features strategically located holes for through-the-body mounting to achieve closer positioning of multiple vises. The company says this vise also uses sine keys, which can be inserted into pre-drilled dowel holes in the unit’s base for positioning onto t-slots, machine tables, grid plates, ...

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    Parts sorting and storage system

    2019-03-22T14:30:00Z

    Said to have been developed to meet the needs of the automotive industry, Daifuku’s SPDR temporary storage and sortation systems for spare parts features an automated robotic arm, which automatically lowers and raises to grasp a range of tote sizes, and it’s claimed is suitable for kitting operations. Daifuku says ...

  • Easy-On_FFCFPC_Connectors_05-10_1712-WEB
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    FFC/FPC connectors

    2019-03-22T08:30:00Z

    Two FFC/FPC connectors designed for the growing information market needs of automakers are now available from Molex. The Easy-On FFC/FPC connectors are offered in 0.5mm pitch and 1.0mm pitch forms and both feature a double-bottom contact terminal design that removes dust and contaminants from the connection, claims the company. ...

  • MAHLE_Motorenpruefstand_Assembly-WEB
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    New piston developments

    2019-03-21T14:30:00Z

    MAHLE says it is developing a new generation of piston coatings that are intended to guide and reduce the heat entering the pistons. The company claims this initially reduces the demand for piston cooling, and the increased exhaust gas temperature allows a higher quantity of energy to be extracted by ...

  • Olympus-inspection-videoscope-WEB
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    Videoscope for machine inspection

    2019-03-21T08:30:00Z

    Olympus says its IPLEX G Lite videoscope is designed to be taken anywhere to help inspectors during challenging inspections, such as inside engines and pipes. The company says this unit carries an IP65 rating and is resistant to rain, high humidity, salt fog, dust, freezing rain, and even electromagnetic ...

  • 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 ...

  • BMW-adhesive-on-windows
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    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the vast majority of production equipment will be similar, if not the same – that’s the view of Cem Temel, head of Ford’s Gölcük and Yeniköy plants in Turkey and assistant general manager for new projects at Ford Otosan. “The ...

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    Corolla confidence

    2019-02-12T12:35:00Z

    Upgrade and investments at Burnaston see Toyota start production of the new Corolla in the UK, despite all the turmoil of Brexit The UK secretary of state for business, Greg Clark, and the straight-taking Japanese ambassador to the UK, Koji Tsuruoka, joined local dignitaries, business leaders and Toyota executives ...

  • Groupe PSA Tremery engine production
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    PSA juggles engines and motors

    2019-01-23T12:01:00Z

    Engine manufacturing facilities around the world are changing. Pressure from governments and changes to legislation are pushing carmakers to develop new internal combustion engines (ICEs), the production of which often requires new assembly lines and equipment. More of these facilities are also starting ...

  • edrizzi NON-STOP system
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    Box clever

    2019-01-08T14:41:00Z

    There is no need to shut down automated paintshops to change the filters. A patented system developed by Edrizzi is helping to ensure non-stop operations in the paintshop process The Edrizzi system, which was developed in 2003, offers companies with paintshops economical, environmentally friendly and ergonomic paint ...

  • Profil Earthing stud pic 2
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    Show and tell

    2019-01-08T12:22:00Z

    Cost savings and reduced installation time are the result of Profil’s self-piercing stud, as visitors discovered at the NEAA Expo 2018 A new earthing stud is allowing automotive global OEMs to achieve the triple benefits of reduced installation time and cost, guaranteed electrical earthing and a substantial reduction in parts ...

  • schuler_euroblech1
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    Smartly pressed

    2019-01-03T13:54:00Z

    OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach More on Stamping Ford Saarlouis Gestamp Constellium, Georgia Skoda Mlade Boleslav Arguably the main technological factor most commonly associated with ...

  • Porsche test
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    Passing the test

    2018-12-03T10:23:00Z

    As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers From the beginning of next year, premium carmaker Porsche intends to introduce a testing procedure for selected completed vehicles that aims to ...

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    Laser-marking Data Matrix codes

    2018-12-03T09:48:58Z

    A Data Matrix code (DMC) is applied to many brake discs once they have been coated by Sprimag’s Coating Systems, making workpieces clearly identifiable and aiding the assembly process Although laser marking was once the preserve of high-performance brake discs in the premium sports car sector, it has now become ...