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FCA Mirafiori Fiat 500 BEV

FCA starts building BEV production line

2019-07-15T14:20:00+01:00By AMS

Italy - The highly automated line will be used to make the Fiat 500 BEV

Shenyang battery

Cutting battery production costs

2019-06-20T13:46:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Automation and economies of scale could see a reduction in battery production costs. Michael Nash takes a look

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Keeping in focus

2019-05-20T14:29:00+01:00By Nick Holt

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

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Pressing matters

2019-04-10T13:31:00+01:00

Our vehicles have all faced hazards at one time or another, from potholes in the road to rocks or broken glass. But what about protection when the hazards are ballistic threats to the safety of civil servants or service men and women?

Nextsense

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 ...

Volkswagen Wandelbots

The imitation game

2019-03-04T16:46:00+00:00By Mike Farish

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

Delphi Technologies DFI21 Injector

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

Perceptron-AutoGuide-MT

Robot guidance system

2019-01-16T08:30:22+00:00By AMS

Perceptron says its AutoGuideMT product for machine tending robotic guidance applications was created with plant floor requirements and operators in mind. It’s claimed the system’s built-in tools will auto calibrate to the part CAD without the need for laser trackers or special targets, and requires only one sensor acquisition to ...

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

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

Ford hotforming Saarlouis

Casting a duo

2019-01-08T16:37:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

ABB stamp app

Pressing matters

2019-01-08T10:56:00+00:00By ABB

Böllinger Höfe

A high-performance build

2019-01-04T12:10:00+00:00By Mike Farish

The Audi R8 series of sports cars is described as being closer to motor racing than any other on-the-road vehicles. Mike Farish takes a closer look at the manufacturing operation

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Smartly pressed

2019-01-03T13:54:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach

Porsche test

Passing the test

2018-12-03T10:23:00+00:00By Mike Farish

As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers

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AGVs drive industry revolution

2018-11-28T10:42:00+00:00By JBT Corporation

Siemens MOM

A holistic approach to quality

2018-11-23T16:52:00+00:00By Siemens

Volvo Trucks SA

Travel blog: Big game in SA

2018-11-23T10:18:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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Raising the roof

2018-11-19T10:51:00+00:00By Inos Automation

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Interview: Daniël Bottema, AWL-Techniek

2018-11-19T10:04:00+00:00By AWL-Techniek

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Pick up the pace

2018-11-19T09:48:00+00:00By Omni-ID