All Robotics articles – Page 5

  • VW
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    A crossroads for Germany’s car industry?

    2017-08-24T17:30:29Z

    These are challenging times for the automotive industry, especially in Germany, where it is a bellwether for the country’s economic health. But, as the Eurozone slowly emerges from its torpor, Germany’s automotive industry faces several 'mega-issues' with uncertain outcomes, notably the continued fall-out from the emissions scandal; the move toward ...

  • H6, Great Wall
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    Building a Greater Wall

    2017-08-17T09:39:18Z

    One of China’s most successful vehicle-makers must protect future growth by expanding its model line-up Since its creation in 1984, Great Wall Motors has established itself as one of the most widely known and successful Chinese automotive manufacturers. According to recent research by Macquarie Capital Securities, it is currently ranked ...

  • Q60, Nissan Tochigi
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    Nissan Tochigi's human touch

    2017-08-14T12:06:48Z

    Automotive manufacturing is known for its robotics, but Nissan’s ‘master craftsmen’ show that there is still a place for human skill. AMS went to see them at work on the GTR and Infiniti models made at Tochigi, Japan Most countries value luxury products, but few cherish the beauty of ...

  • APAC ABB
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    Daqing connection

    2017-08-10T12:34:31Z

    The story of how ABB Robotics helps the export of the new Volvo S90 from China to the US This summer, Volvo began exporting its new S90 long-wheelbase sedan from the Daqing manufacturing facility across the Pacific Ocean. The first 400 vehicles were transported to Tianjin for shipment, ready for ...

  • cobot222
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    A collaborative future

    2017-08-04T16:19:21Z

    The use of collaborative robots in automotive assembly operations is gaining pace. AMS reports on the applications, technology and why this is a growing trend A new robot went into operation just a year ago at the BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany. But this machine is not a massive, ...

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    Out now: Industry 4.0

    2017-07-08T16:10:27Z

    Welcome to the revolution – the Industry 4.0 concept becomes a reality While the OEMs and tier suppliers are certainly embracing this latest industrial revolution and furthering its adoption, other important organisations are driving the ongoing development of the concept and the technology. In this AMS special supplement we ...

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    Excel and export

    2017-07-08T15:48:45Z

    The story of how ABB Robotics helps the export of the new Volvo S90 from China to the US Earlier this summer, Volvo began exporting its new S90 long-wheelbase sedan from the Daqing manufacturing facility across the Pacific. The first 400 vehicles were transported to Tianjin for shipment, ready for ...

  • Lake Orion Body Shop Chevrolet Aveo
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    Zero Downtime

    2017-07-08T13:42:58Z

    GM has ambitious plans to implement a zero down time approach using cloud based computing to connect all of its production robots worldwide Robots are now not just commonplace items of equipment on automotive factory floors they are absolutely vital to the implementation of automated manufacturing strategies that successfully combine ...

  • Chairless Chair, Audi
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    Man or machine?

    2017-06-29T14:59:18Z

    Vehicle-makers are introducing more wearable equipment to alleviate stresses and strains, giving assembly workers a somewhat cyborg look. AMS reports on the latest innovations being rolled out by Audi and BMW As the robots used in automotive manufacturing become more human, able to work collaboratively and intelligently, in one ...

  • Jim Hackett
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    Ford hopes new top team can Hackett

    2017-05-22T10:48:36Z

    US – Replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring after 28 years with the company, Jim Hackett will become president and CEO, reporting to executive chairman Bill Ford. The OEM also named Jim Farley, Joe Hinrichs and Marcy Klevorn in new leadership roles under Hackett. Hackett held senior positions outside the ...

  • New ABB robots at Valmet Automotive are used on the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
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    Red-hot robots

    2017-05-10T08:38:45Z

    AMS takes a look at the latest installations and innovations in the world of robot arms and automation used for welding applicationsAccording to the International Federation of Robotics, 50% of the world’s robots are used for welding. Moreover, a recent report from BCC Research reveals that the global automated/robotic welding ...

  • TPSi CMT robotics
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    Welding robotics power source

    2017-04-17T09:00:08Z

    Fronius says it has expanded the range of functions of its TPS/i Robotics power source. The company says this system can now be equipped with the Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process using an additional package. The modular system consists of interconnected, synchronised components and is designed to meet the ...

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    Honda to establish new R&D centre

    2017-02-28T10:20:10Z

    Japan – The vehicle-maker announced that it would set up R&D Center X to take a “non-traditional approach” toward “new value” areas including robotics, mobility systems and energy management. The facility will officially be launched in April this year. R&D Center X will initially focus on researching autonomously operated ...

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    The 60% saving challenge

    2017-02-01T12:28:50Z

    South Korean automotive parts manufacturer Ecoplastic and special-purpose machine supplier B+R Maschinenbau have both had their stringent demands met by ABB Robotics In South Korea, 370km south-east of Seoul, the coastal city of Gyeong-ju is located among widespread low mountains at the East Sea of Korea. Commonly referred to as ...

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    Vision of the future

    2017-01-11T12:39:27Z

    OEMs' use of optical metrology techniques in fully automated robotic cells has increased significantly in the last couple of years aided by the development of a number of essential technical capabilities Volkswagen’s latest plant at Wrzesnia in Poland is one site where the use of vision-based inspection systems for quality ...

  • Porsche Leipzig GmbH
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    Principled reasoning

    2017-01-06T15:10:13Z

    Investing €500m to expand its operation at Leipzig means that, for the first time, Porsche can take three models on a single route through identical stations Since production of the Macan began in 2014, Porsche Leipzig has operated as a fully-fledged production facility with a modern paintshop and a dedicated ...

  • ABB Connected Services
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    Connected services for robot systems

    2017-01-03T16:58:26Z

    Connected Services are a suite of resources designed to help UK manufacturers maximise robot uptime using data access and problem resolution says ABB Robotics. Delivered via the company’s single interface called MyRobot, Connected Services will make actionable data immediately available to plant engineers, maintenance staff and managing directors via smart ...

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    Kaizen in Karben

    2017-01-03T15:12:39Z

    As one site in a huge global network, Continental’s plant near Frankfurt provides a fine example of how improvement by knowledge sharing comes in forms both old and new Every morning at 9am, the managing director of Continental’s plant at Karben, Germany takes a gemba walk. Following a different ...

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    Webinar

    KUKA podcasts: A robotic future

    2016-12-19T09:41:00Z

    Over the course of three podcasts Kuka’s Corporate Innovation manager, Dominik Boesl discusses the precedents, current trends and future innovations that have and will continue to shape the future of robotics. Dominik explains why today we are seen as a generation of ...

  • Webinar

    KUKA podcast: A robotic future, episode 2

    2016-12-15T09:46:34Z

    Over the course of three podcasts Kuka’s Corporate Innovation manager, Dominik Boesl discusses the precedents, current trends and future innovations that have and will continue to shape the future of robotics. Dominik explains why today we are seen as a generation of “robotic-immigrants” but how our grandchildren will grow up ...