All Robotics articles

  • Amlan Bose
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    Watch: How Ford digitalised and insourced global supply chain processes | Your Questions Answered Part II with Amlan Bose

    2020-06-29T23:46:00Z

    Ford is transforming its supply chain and logistics processes in a number of key regions, including creating an in-house 4PL and rolling out a dynamic transport management system. Following discussion on our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Ford’s Amlan Bose rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including challenges to rollout, whether the system and insourcing will spread to other regions, and how digital control towers are helping Ford in the Covid-19 crisis.

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    Watch: ‘Covid is accelerating digital supply chain and production’ | Your questions answered with EY’s Bart Huthwaite

    2020-06-29T23:46:00Z

    Following our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Bart Huthwaite, principal for automotive and transportation at EY, rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including digital twins, industrial IOT, trade wars and changing production models. 

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    Watch: ATI’s AOV-10 Robotic Sander and 3M Abrasives can reshape material removal processes

    2020-06-22T10:31:00Z

    The AOV-10 Axially-Compliant Random Orbital Sander from ATI Industrial Automation is the ideal robotic solution for surface preparation and finishing. The compact and lightweight design suits a variety of robot sizes and types, including collaborative robots. The AOV-10 also features built-in compliance which overcomes process variation due to part misalignment, part geometry inconsistency, or robot path deviations. This streamlines the programming process and improves overall process quality of sanding and finishing operations.

  • Axially-compliant orbital sander is specifically designed for robotic surface preparation and finishing
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    Orbital sander for robotic surface preparation

    2020-02-25T14:57:00Z

    ATI Industrial Automation says its AOV-10 axially-compliant orbital sander features adjustable compliance force to accommodate a wide variety of applications

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    eBook – Robot guidance systems

    2020-02-25T08:24:00Z

    Manufacturers across multiple industries face a number of current challenges, including shorter production series, lower costs, and a need for increased flexibility. But perhaps the greatest challenge is effectively implementing automated material handling solutions.

  • ABB Crenlo Minnesota 2
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    ABB: Safe and sound with servo

    2020-02-11T09:50:00Z

    A collaboration between ABB and truck cab manufacturer Crenlo has resulted in a faster, robotic, servo spot-welding system, one that ably meets the plant’s comprehensive safety requirements

  • Quality test WMG  robot_33
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    Measure for measure: as vehicle tech advances, so do the test methods

    2020-01-28T11:44:00Z

    To improve vehicle and component quality, and reduce time to market for new models, testing technologies need to be smarter and faster

  • ABB 5G
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    High five: new cellular networks take us closer to the factory of the future

    2020-01-27T14:31:00Z

    5G will transform the way we work, says ABB, which is collaborating with Ericsson to build the future of flexible automotive manufacturing

  • Nissan headliner robot
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    Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

    2020-01-10T16:15:00Z

    In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

  • ABB ATS 2
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    A flexible approach

    2020-01-09T11:12:00Z

    ABB’s latest welding and joining technologies in the bodyshop promise to boost productivity while making the entire process simpler

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    History in the making

    2019-12-12T11:29:00Z

    ABB is celebrating its sophisticated paint robot 50 years on from developing its first hydraulic prototype in Norway

  • Future opportunities
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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

  • ABB Vinfast 5
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    The future on two wheels

    2019-09-15T18:41:00Z

    Advanced robotics and digitisation technologies can ensure motorcycle companies meet the needs of the industry

  • Audi sealing process Gyor
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    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

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    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

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    Flexible and mobile

    2019-08-06T15:10:00Z

    When a Skoda supplier needed to find a more flexible automated aluminium machining process, it turned to Stäubli

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    Cue customisation

    2019-06-20T15:04:00Z

    Flexible solutions by ABB technology are helping to meet the changing needs of the automotive industry

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    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 robots paintshop
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    ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

    2019-05-14T16:50:00Z

    China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform. “We are delighted ...

  • Volkswagen Wandelbots
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    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 ...