Robotics

A helping hand

Robotics

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Watch: How Ford digitalised and insourced global supply chain processes | Your Questions Answered Part II with Amlan Bose

2020-06-29T23:46:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ford is transforming its supply chain and logistics processes in a number of key regions, including creating an in-house 4PL and rolling out a dynamic transport management system. Following discussion on our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Ford’s Amlan Bose rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including challenges to rollout, whether the system and insourcing will spread to other regions, and how digital control towers are helping Ford in the Covid-19 crisis.

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Watch: ‘Covid is accelerating digital supply chain and production’ | Your questions answered with EY’s Bart Huthwaite

2020-06-29T23:46:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Following our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Bart Huthwaite, principal for automotive and transportation at EY, rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including digital twins, industrial IOT, trade wars and changing production models.

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Watch: ATI’s AOV-10 Robotic Sander and 3M Abrasives can reshape material removal processes

2020-06-22T10:31:00+01:00By ATI Industrial Automation, sponsor partner

The AOV-10 Axially-Compliant Random Orbital Sander from ATI Industrial Automation is the ideal robotic solution for surface preparation and finishing. The compact and lightweight design suits a variety of robot sizes and types, including collaborative robots. The AOV-10 also features built-in compliance which overcomes process variation due to part misalignment, part geometry inconsistency, or robot path deviations. This streamlines the programming process and improves overall process quality of sanding and finishing operations.

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

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eBook – Robot guidance systems

2020-02-25T08:24:00+00:00By SICK AG, sponsor partner

Manufacturers across multiple industries face a number of current challenges, including shorter production series, lower costs, and a need for increased flexibility. But perhaps the greatest challenge is effectively implementing automated material handling solutions.

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ABB: Safe and sound with servo

2020-02-11T09:50:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

A collaboration between ABB and truck cab manufacturer Crenlo has resulted in a faster, robotic, servo spot-welding system, one that ably meets the plant’s comprehensive safety requirements

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Measure for measure: as vehicle tech advances, so do the test methods

2020-01-28T11:44:00+00:00By Mike Farish

To improve vehicle and component quality, and reduce time to market for new models, testing technologies need to be smarter and faster

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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

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Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

2020-01-10T16:15:00+00:00By Gareth Price

In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

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A flexible approach

2020-01-09T11:12:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

ABB’s latest welding and joining technologies in the bodyshop promise to boost productivity while making the entire process simpler

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History in the making

2019-12-12T11:29:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

ABB is celebrating its sophisticated paint robot 50 years on from developing its first hydraulic prototype in Norway

Future opportunities

Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

2019-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

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The future on two wheels

2019-09-15T18:41:00+01:00By ABB, sponsor partner

Advanced robotics and digitisation technologies can ensure motorcycle companies meet the needs of the industry

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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

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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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Flexible and mobile

2019-08-06T15:10:00+01:00By Stäubli, sponsor partner

When a Skoda supplier needed to find a more flexible automated aluminium machining process, it turned to Stäubli

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Cue customisation

2019-06-20T15:04:00+01:00By ABB, sponsor partners

Flexible solutions by ABB technology are helping to meet the changing needs of the automotive industry

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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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ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform.

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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