All Robotics articles – Page 11

  • Hannover Messe
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    Getting connected at Hannover Messe

    2016-03-01T11:38:35Z

    The show will highlight innovation in production and process automation, system solutions and industrial ITWith the Industry 4.0 concept high on the agenda, issues of connectivity and data management will be highlighted at this year’s Hannover Messe, along with additive manufacturing, energy efficiency, preventive maintenance and lightweight construction. A massive ...

  • Kawaswaki heavy payload
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    1,000kg payload robot

    2016-02-22T14:25:38Z

    Kawasaki Robotics says it has added a 1,000kg payload robot to its M-Series range. The company claims the new MG10HL's compact design maintains rigidity and accuracy throughout its motion range, and allows applications such as handling automotive floor pans, or complete bodies, between processes to be carried out safely, quickly ...

  • Press shop, Nissan Sunderland
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    Editor's note: A new era?

    2016-02-19T12:32:26Z

    Are we entering a new era of robotics and automation in vehicle manufacturing? This was the central topic at a recent conference held by the Automatica show organisers, and it generated some interesting ideas. We are all aware that the increasing level of automation makes some people feel uneasy because ...

  • McLaren Woking
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    Premium but not perfect

    2016-02-02T12:02:27Z

    As McLaren and Aston Martin both build up their production, AMS takes a magnifying glass inside their spotless factories at Woking and Gaydon respectively to see the latest in high-end carmaking in BritainMcLaren Automotive and Aston Martin are both gearing up to double their production as the two luxury companies ...

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    Tomorrow's automotive world

    2016-01-04T14:24:41Z

    What will vehicle manufacturing look like in a few decades' time, and how will production be controlled?An initiative called ARENA2036, which is being carried out by the Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart, Germany, aims to explore and shape three areas in the design and manufacture of automobiles as they develop over ...

  • New 2016 Nissan Altima production begins in Smyrna
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    Driving down the skills gap

    2015-12-17T11:54:17Z

    If the automotive industry is to continue its progress, manufacturers will have to prioritise human resourcesThe US needs to fill no fewer than 3.5m manufacturing jobs over the next decade, according to Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, Washington. Meanwhile, UK organisations are pouring £42.9 billion ($64.7 billion) of investment into ...

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    High payload robot

    2015-12-16T19:54:14Z

    ABB has introduced its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The company claims this robot has a reach of 3.5 metres and is capable of handling a payload of up to 800kg (1,000kg with the wrist down; 630kg with LeanID).The IRB 8700 has only one motor and one ...

  • Webinar

    KUKA Webinar: Industry 4.0 - Revolution in robotics

    2015-12-07T11:48:48Z

    “Industry 4.0” and “internet of things“ will be key to future production concepts for global automotive manufacturing. Mass customisation and built-to-order production concepts are just some of the challenges automotive OEMs will have to address within the next five to ten years.This webinar will discuss how to face these and ...

  • BMW Hams Hall
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    Efficient, dynamic and flexible

    2015-12-04T09:21:38Z

    As BMW Hams Hall ramps up its manufacture of next-generation engines, AMS becomes the first to take a look at its new production lines – installed as part of the OEM's £750m investment across UK facilities“Our new engine family of highly efficient, three-, four- and six-cylinder engines have a standard ...

  • Webinar

    TRUMPF Webinar: Remote Laser Processing - A driver for efficient production and light weight design

    2015-12-03T10:35:24Z

    The reduction of CO2 emission is still one of the key targets for all major OEMs worldwide. In addition there is an exceptional competitive environment which forces all car makers to offer a diversified product portfolio based on cost efficient design and production.In order to be able to cope with ...

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    DRAFT - TRUMPF Webinar: Remote Laser Processing - A driver for efficient production and light weight design

    2015-12-03T00:01:20Z

    The reduction of CO2 emission is still one of the key targets for all major OEMs worldwide. In addition there is an exceptional competitive environment which forces all car makers to offer a diversified product portfolio based on cost efficient design and production.In order to be able to cope with ...

  • ABB Robotics
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    Robot reckoning

    2015-11-20T12:12:36Z

    ABB Robotics first established itself in China over 30 years ago and has since manufactured over 30,000 robots in applications serving the entire vehicle production process.The range of ABB’s business activities in China stretches from R&D and manufacturing to sales and services. In the fold are 19,000 employees, 36 local ...

  • Trumpf
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    WEBINAR: Trumpf discusses RLP

    2015-11-17T11:24:21Z

    The reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the key targets for all major OEMs worldwide. In addition, there is an exceptionally competitive environment which forces all carmakers to offer a diversified product portfolio based on cost-efficient design and production.In order to be able to cope with these requirements, vehicle-makers ...

  • ABB Robotic Gear Cell
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    Robotic gear handling cell technology

    2015-11-10T08:00:11Z

    ABB Robotics says its robotic gear handling cell technology will handle multiple gear styles and sizes and is suited for a variety of power transmission operations ranging from large commercial, military and industrial vehicles to automobiles.The handling cell is designed to improve system performance and uptime where the heat treating ...

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    Probing for precision

    2015-10-30T10:29:20Z

    The latest multi-sensor metrology devices can help Quality Control to accelerate throughput while meeting zero-defect customer demands - as well as tackling the most challenging automotive applicationsBoth tactile and optical measurement methods have their advantages, but thanks to their complementary nature, the combination of the two often offers better data ...

  • Comau, B&R
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    Comau and B&R reach 10,000-robot milestone

    2015-10-27T13:18:04Z

    Italy – The two companies have been working together long-term to improve the integration of robotics into production lines, so that manufacturers benefit from better synchronisation and the responsiveness of the combined system; Comau provides the robots, while automation specialist B&R supplies the control electronics. The partnership has so far ...

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    North America's rise before a fall?

    2015-10-09T09:08:05Z

    Global vehicle-makers are investing in their manufacturing operations across the US and Mexico; AMS reviews the latest developments – and how they position the automotive industry for the next downturnGM splashes the cashFord shuffles production line-upFCA holds back on expansionToyota prepares for mega-platformNissan expands in the US and MexicoHonda boosts ...

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    Interview: Ford's Ron Ketelhut

    2015-10-01T09:20:16Z

    The chief body construction engineer who masterminded the renovation of the F-150 bodyshop to make aluminium pick-ups explains how this was done in just one month – resulting in cleaner, quieter productionAMS: Compared with other projects you have previously worked on, how challenging was the bodyshop renovation for the F-150 ...

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    A lift to prosperity

    2015-09-23T14:59:45Z

    The next-generation KUKA robots aim to meet the boom in demand and help fuel the growth of the manufacturing industry in ChinaLast year, KUKA established a new robot assembly plant in Shanghai, making it the company’s second production base outside Germany. This plant will supply products of world-class quality in ...

  • TPSi Robotics
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    Power source for robot-assisted welding

    2015-09-21T12:58:40Z

    Fronius says its engineers have drawn on the power source's digital system architecture and new communication technology features to cover and address all the major influencing factors crucial to the welding process with high definition and reaction speed. The result is a very stable arc and optimum welding results, claims ...