All Systems articles – Page 3

  • Nextsense
    Article

    Assembly line automation

    2019-03-13T17:40:00Z

    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 ...

  • On a twinning streak
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    On a twinning streak

    2019-03-04T12:29:00Z

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

  • BMW-adhesive-on-windows
    Article

    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

  • Fraunhofer IPA Smart System Optimization tool
    Article

    Identifying errors in manufacturing systems

    2019-02-02T10:00:00Z

    Smart System Optimisation

  • BASF Elastoflex Thinlight
    Article

    New foam for instrument panels

    2019-02-01T15:00:02Z

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • SICK vision-guided part localisation systems
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    Vision-guided part localisation systems

    2019-01-17T15:00:06Z

    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. The PLOC2D vision system provides 2D localisation ...

  • SKF lubrication monitor
    Article

    Remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

    2019-01-17T08:30:56Z

    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 ...

  • Ford Bridgend - all-new 1.5L 3Cylinder engine line
    Article

    Conducting smart energy

    2019-01-11T12:41:00Z

    Energy management has been an important aspect of vehicle production for decades, but innovative new solutions that can be linked are proving extremely effective Road transport is estimated to account for around 17% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Figures from the European Commission suggest that passenger car and ...

  • IAC-Halewood-AGV-cockpit-assembly-line
    Article

    Dashboard meeting

    2019-01-11T10:43:00Z

    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 Specialists in interior components, IAC operates in all automotive manufacturing markets around the globe. But it was its production lines at ...

  • Automated_Interior_PaintApplication
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    Paintshop 4.0

    2019-01-10T14:54:00Z

    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 The skids used to convey vehicle bodies through the various coating and drying stages in the paintshop are seen as ...

  • Schuler press lines for EV components
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    Press lines for EV components

    2019-01-09T17:51:32Z

    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. The company says it has developed a high-speed press to produce thinner laminations for the increasingly complex geometry of ...

  • Auszeichnung für Audi R8-Manufaktur
    Article

    Uma construção de alto desempenho

    2019-01-09T10:38:26Z

    A série Audi R8 de carros esportivos é descrita como mais próxima do automobilismo do que qualquer outro veículo na estrada. Mike Farish dá uma olhada mais de perto na operação de fabricação As versões mais recentes das variantes conversíveis Coupe e Spyder do R8 são feitas na fábrica Böllinger ...

  • Profil Earthing stud pic 2
    Article

    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 ...

  • Article

    Ensamblado de alto rendimiento

    2019-01-08T12:02:32Z

    La serie Audi R8 se considera más cercana a los deportivos de competición que a los demás vehículos de carretera. Mike Farish analiza la producción de estos modelos Las últimas versiones convertibles Coupe y Spyder del R8 se producen en la fábrica Böllinger Höfe de Audi Sport a unos kilómetros ...

  • Perceptron-Helix-evo
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    Access to accuracy

    2019-01-08T11:14:00Z

    When it comes to measurement in manufacturing, accuracy is critical. Rick Van Valkenburg, responsible for global sales and marketing at Perceptron, discusses the importance of accuracy when developing robot-based measurement systems for the automotive industry How has the request for accuracy in automotive measurement evolved during your time at Perceptron? ...

  • GOM_ATOS-5x_SB-8360_BIW-inspection_out-of-SB
    Article

    The need for speed

    2019-01-04T11:47:00Z

    Faster measurement times and precise data quality are the result of GOM’s new generation of 3D scanners Measurement technology is currently in a state of transformation. Many of today’s metrology workflows are obsolete for modern production metrology. In the past, the typical metrology setup was a CMM integrated in ...

  • schuler_euroblech1
    Article

    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 ...

  • Assembly A8 at the Neckarsulm site
    Article

    New chapter, different story?

    2019-01-02T15:42:00Z

    International expansion continues but, as Ian Henry reports, Audi’s long-term role within the VW Group is now under scrutiny Audi is expanding globally, notably in China, as it seeks to escape from its recent controversial past. Having been complicit in the diesel scandal affecting Volkswagen Group, it has been ...

  • GOM_ATOS-5x_SB-8360_BIW-inspection_out-of-SB_operator
    Webinar

    Optical 3D metrology in the automotive body shop

    2018-12-18T13:01:00Z

    The most efficient way to identify, analyse and fix production processes as well as quality problems is using a 3D model as a digital twin of the real part in production. This is only possible when covering the complete part surface. So, in order to meet these requirements for ...