While there are plenty of electric motors in automobiles—for everything from the windshield wipers to the power windows— the number of electric motors where the internal combustion engine normally sits is still pretty low. There is only one way to learn how to build them, which is to build them, and that’s just what GM is doing in a plant in Baltimore.
If you were to see the actual version of this, the MotoEye LT laser seam-tracking device for tracking weld joints at high speed and in real time from the Motoman Robotics Div. of Yaskawa America (motoman.com), you wouldn’t see that red triangle emerging from the bottom of the camera, the SF-D camera from Servo-Robot.
Here are some pieces of factory automation that can make a big difference in your assembly operations. They’re the real deal.
Not only has Ford developed the flexibility to assemble different body styles and models on the same line, but even to build vehicles that have entirely different powertrains on the same line. Here’s a look at what’s behind the transformation.
In a twist on the workings of the global economy, a Japan-based company is leading an initiative to keep American manufacturing jobs from going overseas. fanuc Robotics America, Inc. (Rochester Hills, MI), a subsidiary of fanuc Ltd., of Japan, is spearheading an effort called "Save Your Factory" which is designed to promote the proposition that American companies can save just as much or more money by automating key production processes as they can by moving operations to low-wage countries.
In its 28th year as the premier manufacturing technology show in North America, the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is being held Sept. 13 to 18 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Put away your spreadsheets of specifications and start thinking about process advantages that can be realized through the application of robots.
Here is a brief look at some of the tech that can facilitate your mechanical assembly operations.
What do you do if you want flexibility in painting but you want a limited amount? A typical paint robot may provide too much. A bell machine may provide too little. If the application is exteriors only, then the P-500 may be just right.
In March 1998, the third edition of the QS-9000 Quality System Requirements was issued. As the wheels of progress began to roll, several suppliers were brought to a screeching halt by—of all things—their measurement and inspection equipment. Here's what's going on.
What is thought to be the single biggest order for robotic arc welding and laser cutting equipment has been placed recently—not by an OEM, but by a supplier. An executive at the robot company that won the order provides some insights into things suppliers are taking into account as they take on more robotic equipment.
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