All Equipment articles – Page 2

  • 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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    Edrizzi helps to ensure non-stop operations in the paintshop process

    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

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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 ...

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    Developing the sustainable paintshop

    2018-12-03T09:37:00Z

    Dermot Healy spoke to Dr Luigi Lazzari, executive director (Europe-Africa) at Geico Taikisha, about the company achieving its goal of a sustainable paintshop ahead of schedule Geico targeted a sustainable paintshop by June 2020, yet you’ve achieved this almost three years early. How did that come about? The ...

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    IIoT comes to paintshops

    2018-11-29T15:00:00Z

    New software from Dürr can help paintshops utilise the latest Industrial Internet of Things technology to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process data As paintshops become increasingly transparent, Dürr Systems has developed its EcoScreen Equipment Analytics software in order to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process ...

  • Leadec cleaning paintshop
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    The clean machines

    2018-11-29T12:11:00Z

    Paintshop cleanliness is a vital aspect of the coating application process. Mike Farish finds out what it takes to keep the paint finish blemish-free

  • Henkel therma edrive
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    Driving the future of e-mobility

    2018-11-23T16:36:00Z

    Henkel is responding to changes in the automotive industry with a range of technologies for the emerging trend towards e-drive modules Building on years of experience and expertise in engine and powertrain applications, Henkel is investing in new technologies and products for the efficient, large-scale manufacturing of ...

  • Daimler Bremen
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    A positive response

    2018-11-19T15:59:00Z

    Daimler is embarking on a major corporate restructuring in the hope of improving its ability to face upcoming challenges in the automotive sector The restructuring currently underway at Daimler is due to be complete by 2020 and the plan centres on creating legally independent AG companies, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler ...

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    Drive for efficiency

    2018-11-19T11:02:00Z

    How can tier suppliers deliver a fast and efficient project? According to SSAB a close partnership with a material supplier and early involvement is the key to success Today, the competition in the automotive industry is driving the need for efficiency more than ever. As a result, OEMs ...

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    The full measure

    2018-11-19T10:56:00Z

    In-process measurement can guarantee fewer rejects, easier assembly, and ultimately, happier customers before a single part reaches the OEM The ‘where’ in automotive manufacturing has changed and expanded over time as OEMs rely further on increased content from Tier suppliers. From frames, closures, headlamps and tail lamps all ...

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    Weld the right result

    2018-11-19T10:19:00Z

    Welding zinc coated steels presents a variety of challenges. Lincoln Electric’s Global Industry Segment Director for Transportation Tim Hurley explores the solutions As engineers and designers respond to the need to decrease vehicle weight while maintaining or improving crash worthiness, automotive manufacturers are using more high strength steels ...

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    Interview: Daniël Bottema, AWL-Techniek

    2018-11-19T10:04:00Z

    Daniël Bottema, research and development manager at AWL-Techniek BV, talked to Dermot Healy about the role AWL hope to play developing the fully automated factory of the future You have been speaking recently about the fully automated factory in presentations to customers. How far along the automation road ...

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    Hot stamp harmony

    2018-11-19T09:58:00Z

    With the demand for quality specifications from OEMs on the rise Gestamp turned to Zeiss for a new approach to quality assurance Deer graze undisturbed in the fields that stretch off into the distance as far as the eye can see. Yet there is a lot more to ...

  • IAC FastKast on MINI Countryman IP
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    Getting beneath the skin

    2018-11-12T08:45:00Z

    Specialists in automotive interiors have long been at the sharp end of sustainability issue. Gareth Price looks at the controls and techniques that are helping IAC Group improve process control and lower energy consumption Ever since environmental impact became a hot topic for discussion and action within the automotive ...

  • Yasa production facility, Oxford
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    Academic circles

    2018-11-11T14:12:00Z

    Mike Farish visits Oxford-based start-up YASA, a special electric motor company sprung from academia that’s now attracting the attention of premium OEMs Early this year a bland-looking industrial estate a few miles to the north of Oxford officially became the manufacturing site for what one of its residents believes to ...

  • Nissan X-Trail St Petersburg
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    Nissan makes X-Trail in St. Petersburg

    2018-11-06T16:32:05Z

    Russia - The new Nissan X-Trail is now being produced at the company's St. Petersburg plant, joining the Qashqai and Murano. This follows on from a small rise in the brand's sales in the country from 9,049 to 10,134 units between August and September 2018. "We are very pleased to ...

  • Novares Leiria Plant inspection table
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    Set the controls

    2018-11-06T12:19:00Z

    Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form Following a period of reorganisation and rebranding, the Mecaplast-Key Plastics group spent 2018 settling in to its new identity – Novares The ...