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Scania Electric Truck

Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

2020-11-30T16:28:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

GROB says it has rolled out  modules for each of its products that enable greater data capture and integration

I4.0 machining technology developments

2020-09-14T13:59:00+01:00By AMS

Increasing levels of automation, I4.0 practices and advanced materials across markets, drives machining technology development

With WireSense, the wire electrode scans the component and detects the edge position and height on both sheets and pipes

Welding wire electrode doubles as a sensor

2020-05-26T16:26:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The WireSense system turns the wire electrode into a sensor that checks the component position before each weld says Fronius

Axially-compliant orbital sander is specifically designed for robotic surface preparation and finishing

Orbital sander for robotic surface preparation

2020-02-25T14:57:00+00:00By Nick Holt

ATI Industrial Automation says its AOV-10 axially-compliant orbital sander features adjustable compliance force to accommodate a wide variety of applications

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

Mitsubishi electric

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'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 

JLR 3D-printed glove

3D-printed glove to aid assembly workers

2019-09-26T09:25:00+01:00By AMS

UK - Jaguar Land Rover has been testing a 3D-printed glove to prevent injuries to production line workers

Citizen 1006-2

Chipbreaker software

2019-06-27T15:57:00+01:00By AMS

LFV (low frequency vibration) chipbreaking technology has been incorporated into the 12-axis, 25mm capacity Cincom D25-VIII CNC sliding-headstock turn-mill centre, says Citizen Machinery. The company claims this enhances the lathe’s production flexibility and efficiency when turning difficult-to-chip materials such as copper, plastics and steels with high alloy content. LFV can ...

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Compliant deburring blade

2019-06-27T15:54:00+01:00By AMS

ATI Industrial Automation says its new Compliant Deburring Blade (CDB), offers pneumatic control and an articulated design that allows the contact force to be adjusted for specific applications. The company claims the tool is suited to light and medium deburring, chamfering, and scraping operations on materials such as plastic, aluminium, ...

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Industrial sensors

2019-06-27T15:49:00+01:00By AMS

Pepperl+Fuchs says it has extended its portfolio to include reduction factor 1 sensors with IO-Link. The company says that standard inductive sensors can only detect non-ferrous metal targets at reduced switching distances. This is because reduction factors can vary from one metal to another. It’s claimed the reduction factor 1 ...

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Controlled low friction bearing

2019-06-27T14:57:00+01:00By AMS

Combining the low friction properties of a PTFE lined plain bearing and the radial spring characteristics of tolerance rings, Saint-Gobain claims the result is a versatile energised bearing, which is easy to install for automotive manufacturers and avoids problems of unwanted cabin noise or difficult to adjust mechanisms.

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Manufacturing software platform

2019-06-27T14:47:00+01:00By AMS

Faro says it has released its BuildIT 2019 software suite. This is offered as three individual products, each designed for quality inspection in manufacturing and assembly or construction applications.

Kurt DX6 Vise

Machining vise

2019-04-29T11:07:00+01:00By AMS

Kurt Manufacturing says its DX6 CrossOver vise features strategically located holes for through-the-body mounting to achieve closer positioning of multiple vises. The company says this vise also uses sine keys, which can be inserted into pre-drilled dowel holes in the unit’s base for positioning onto t-slots, machine tables, grid plates, ...

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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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FFC/FPC connectors

2019-03-22T08:30:00+00:00By AMS

Two FFC/FPC connectors designed for the growing information market needs of automakers are now available from Molex. The Easy-On FFC/FPC connectors are offered in 0.5mm pitch and 1.0mm pitch forms and both feature a double-bottom contact terminal design that removes dust and contaminants from the connection, claims the company.

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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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Videoscope for machine inspection

2019-03-21T08:30:00+00:00By AMS

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 ...

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Augmented assistance

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

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

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