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AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

2020-12-23T16:19:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

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AMS Winter 2020 – Supporting production through automation and AI

2020-12-21T16:20:00+00:00By AMS

The latest AMS edition is out with a special focus on automation opportunities, including for artificial intelligence and cobots. The issue features in-depth insight on robotics and new processes, with interviews featuring BMW, Fraunhofer, Drishti and many more.

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Transforming automation

2020-12-21T11:55:00+00:00Author Symbio Robotics

A flexible software-first approach is the answer to improve the real-time control of industrial robots and future-proof manufacturing lines, say experts at Symbio Robotics

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Advancing machine learning

2020-12-20T17:48:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Assembly operations still offer a lot of potential for automation. A new project aims to take machine learning to the next level

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A collaborative approach to automation

2020-12-14T15:22:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Now in the guise of ‘cobots’, robots often work not just alongside, but with their operations integrated with those of co-located people

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Integrating robotics and electric powertrains in BMW production

2020-12-14T15:01:00+00:00By Mark Smyth

BMW is on an EV offensive and is taking the opportunity to revamp its plants with automation and digital twins. Mark Smyth spoke to the global boss of production, Milan Nedeljković, about the challenges and opportunities

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2,200 new robots to improve automation at VW Chattanooga, Emden and Hannover plants

2020-10-16T14:25:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

Volkswagen is investing in automation with robots from Fanuc and ABB at its Chattanooga, Emden and Hannover plants, in preparation for those factories to start producing electric vehicles based on the MEB platform. The robots are to be mainly used for body production and battery assembly.

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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.