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Parts sorting and storage system

2019-03-22T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

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 ...

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New piston developments

2019-03-21T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

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 ...

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Variable valve timing system

2019-03-18T16:54:00+00:00By AMS

Variable valve timing that is adapted to the different engine operating conditions can be achieved with its Shifting Roller system, claims Mahle. It features an adjustable cam follower, that can be brought into contact with one of the two cam lobes, which have different profiles, says the company. Depending on ...

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Sealant dispensing system

2019-03-13T17:44:00+00:00By AMS

The preeflow eco-DUO600 is a volumetric metering, mixing and dispensing unit which uses a progressive cavity pump principle to deliver precise amounts of the mixed sealant, says Intertronics. The company claims these systems provide precision control of the material output (which can be dynamically changed). This means that the FIP ...

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Assembly line automation

2019-03-13T17:40:00+00:00By AMS

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 ...

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Shift of power

2019-03-04T15:21:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Emobility may be flourishing but the internal combustion engine still has a long way to run. Gareth Price speaks to leading powertrain component suppliers endeavouring to make a smooth transition

On a twinning streak

On a twinning streak

2019-03-04T12:29:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Creating a digital twin of manufacturing operations can deliver development and efficiency benefits. Mike Farish reports 

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At the leading edge

2019-03-04T12:18:00+00:00By Steed Webzell

Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations

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Augmented assistance

2019-03-04T11:36:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Fraunhofer IPA Smart System Optimization tool

Identifying errors in manufacturing systems

2019-02-02T10:00:00+00:00By AMS

Smart System Optimisation

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New foam for instrument panels

2019-02-01T15:00:02+00:00By AMS

A new series of systems in its Elastoflex E product group now allows weight reductions and foam densities of around 120g/L without sacrificing any of the material characteristics, claims BASF. Up to 30% of the foam weight is saved, says the company, depending on the component geometry. This Thin-Light system ...

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PSA juggles engines and motors

2019-01-23T12:01:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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.

SICK vision-guided part localisation systems

Vision-guided part localisation systems

2019-01-17T15:00:06+00:00By AMS

The PLOC2D and PLB 520 are 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems from SICK. The company says these are designed for the set-up of robot picking from a belt, bin or stillage, and are suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots.

SKF lubrication monitor

Remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

2019-01-17T08:30:56+00:00By AMS

SKF says its LRM2 lubrication remote monitor is compatible with oil or grease and designed for use with lubrication systems that cannot undergo daily checks due to the nature or position of the application. The company says this system can be used on single-line, dual-line and progressive lubrication systems and ...

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Conducting smart energy

2019-01-11T12:41:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Energy management has been an important aspect of vehicle production for decades, but innovative new solutions that can be linked are proving extremely effective

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Dashboard meeting

2019-01-11T10:43:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Switching from gantry line to a fleet of AGVs, an IAC facility near Liverpool has brought swift and smart adaptability to its instrument panel assembly process

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Paintshop 4.0

2019-01-10T14:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét

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Press lines for EV components

2019-01-09T17:51:32+00:00By AMS

Schuler says it now offers systems for the economic serial production of components for E-cars – including body and structural parts, metal housings for batteries or electric motor laminations for engines.

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Show and tell

2019-01-08T12:22:00+00:00By Sponsored by Profil

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Access to accuracy

2019-01-08T11:14:00+00:00By Sponsored by Perceptron