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SICK LMS4000 robot

2D LiDAR sensor

2020-01-28T17:04:00+00:00

Sick says its 2D LiDAR systems high laser scanning frequency helps to produce more than half a million measurement points per second to calculate the position, shape, volume or surface quality of components or assemblies over a wide depth of field, and at ranges up to 3m

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Edge computing solution

2020-01-28T16:50:00+00:00By AMS

An edge computing soltion from Mitsubishi Electric, which claims to optimise predictive maintenance or quality control with real-time data analysis

ABB 5G

High five: new cellular networks take us closer to the factory of the future

2020-01-27T14:31:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

5G will transform the way we work, says ABB, which is collaborating with Ericsson to build the future of flexible automotive manufacturing

ABB's new version of its Ability Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software

Manufacturing management technology

2020-01-24T18:17:00+00:00By AMS

ABB claims its new MOM software is designed to simplify production management by enabling performance monitoring, downtime management and maintenance support, as well as providing statistical production analysis tools 

Supplier development

Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

2020-01-22T15:24:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain

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Innovation station

2019-11-18T15:04:00+00:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

Downtimes caused by sudden malfunctions can be reduced, thanks to Dürr’s automated guided vehicles

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Lamborghini puts the AI in paint

2019-11-14T11:55:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Chief manufacturing officer at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, Ranieri Niccoli speaks to AMS about the smart features now employed in the factory’s new paintshop

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OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

2019-09-30T08:53:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now

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EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

2019-09-26T09:46:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

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Re-tooling of manufacturing plants and supply chain for EVs pose investment risk for OEMs

2019-09-23T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Tooling and conversion of automotive plants are significant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.  

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Electrification production costs poses risk for automotive OEMs

2019-09-19T07:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

2019-09-13T10:11:00+01:00By AMS

Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

BMW engine assembly training

Quick learners

2019-08-22T16:00:00+01:00By Gareth Price

From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology

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Digitalised energy saving

2019-08-22T14:29:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight

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BMW Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant

2019-08-22T11:22:00+01:00By AMS

BMW provides a glimpse inside its Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant, which is located in Munich, Germany

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Automation advances

2019-08-14T13:41:00+01:00By Mike Farish

AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications

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Finding the right balance

2019-08-06T13:57:00+01:00By Schenck, sponsor partner

Schenck RoTec has created a balancing system for e-drive production lines, which is fulfilling the needs of EV makers seeking a flexible and efficient automation solution

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Powered up and fully prepared

2019-08-06T13:27:00+01:00By Rockwell Automation, sponsor partner

We need to be ready for electric vehicle battery demand, says Bill Sarver, Rockwell Automation’s senior industry consultant for global automotive and tyre

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5G networking spreads in car production

2019-07-30T11:52:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Certain companies have started leveraging 5G in their car manufacturing facilities in China with the hope of drastically increasing efficiency. Michael Nash provides an insight

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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

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