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North American Lighting Accelerates Assembly Line Production with MakerBot 3D Printers

Dinesh Mishra

NAL engineers print end of arm tools, assembly line jigs, fixtures, and more with METHOD X 3D printers. To that end, assembly line tools are essential to ensure that production continues smoothly.

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First all-electric van rolls off GM CAMI assembly line

Canadian Manufacturing

INGERSOLL — Unifor National President Lana Payne joined autoworkers, local union leaders, General Motors representatives and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford to celebrate the opening of the newly retooled GM CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont.

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Helping assembly-line robots pick up objects

Control Engineering

To make this switch possible, these companies relied on people working on an assembly line. We still produce most of our items with assembly lines, which are really great but also very rigid. Our idea is to create custom tooling for these manufacturing lines.

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Audi Transforms Automotive Manufacturing with Modular Assembly Line Production

Control.com

Audi reinvigorates its production process with modular assembly and virtual reality technologies to enable greater production flexibility and control in product development.

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ATS Corporation receives multimillion dollar order for automated EV battery assembly systems

Automation Mag

ATS Corporation’s industrial automation business recently received order bookings for automated battery assembly systems from an existing global automotive customer. ” News assembly line ATS Automation ATS Automation Tooling Systems Automotive north america smart factory

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Omron to introduce new automated line inspection systems at IPC Apex Expo 2023

Automation Mag

News Products assembly line Inspection Omron Omron Automation software visionOmron Automation Americas will introduce two new automated optical inspection (AOI) systems at IPC Apex 2023 in San Diego – the VT-Z600 and VT-S1040. The event takes place from January 21 to 26, 2023.

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BMW unveils first battery cell coating line at Leipzig factory

Robotics Automation News

BMW Group Plant Leipzig’s first cell coating line has gone into series operation as e-component production at the site continues to gain momentum.

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Washington university develops 3D-printed robotic gripper that can pick up anything, no matter what its geometry

Robotics Automation News

To make this switch possible, these companies relied on people working on an assembly line. At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, car manufacturing companies such as Ford quickly shifted their production focus from automobiles to masks and ventilators.

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AGVs & AMRs as Alternatives to Tow Line Conveyance

Robotics Business Review

For manufacturers and others, tow-lines for assembly line conveyance deliver solid ROI, but AGVs and AMRs can provide equal efficiencies and value, with the added benefits of greater scalability and flexibility.

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ABB Rebrands Autonomous Mobile Robot Portfolio

Gary Mintchell

ABB has worked with strategic partner Expert Technology Group in the UK to deliver a complete assembly line based on AMRs for a technological. A little marketing news plus a note about ABB extending its robotic reach.

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Plan for the future with 5G, mobile edge computing

Control Engineering

AI and ML usage in assembly lines increases efficiency, reduces costs and improves accuracy. With 5G and mobile edge computing, manufacturers can operate separate smart assembly lines from one virtualized location and can reconfigure as needed, which increases their flexibility.

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The Bullwhip Effect: What Is It and What Causes It?

Seeburger

After all, what similarities can there be between the cowboys and cattle of the Wild West and the machines and assembly lines of industry? Let’s start with a question. What is the connection between a bullwhip and a supply chain? It sounds like a joke.

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Silicon Valley Pioneer “Drishti” Wins IERA Robotics Award 2022 – IFR Reports

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Drishti technology supports workers on assembly lines to avoid errors and be more productive. This year’s “Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation” (IERA) goes to Drishti, a video analytics company based in Mountain View, California. To achieve this, the company has developed the pioneering technology “action recognition

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Should Santa Automate?

i4.0 today

When controlled by an industrial PC with TwinCAT software, the XTS linear transport system can move the presents through the assembly line, with its magnetically driven movers. Santa’s workshop is known for being pretty busy 364 days a year, especially around Christmas season.

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Should Santa automate?

MEM

When controlled by an industrial PC with TwinCAT software, the XTS linear transport system can move the presents through the assembly line, with its magnetically driven movers. Santa’s workshop is known for being pretty busy 364 days a year, especially around Christmas season.

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An insider’s guide to Cisco Live 2022: don’t miss these top 7 IoT highlights

Cisco Industrial Automation

Deploy our industrial switches, routers, gateways, and access points in harsh environments like utility substations, factory assembly lines, ports, mines, and roadways. But to cross the finish line you need the right tools to manage your industrial IoT deployment.

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5G: Enabling Change For Manufacturers

Cisco Manufacturing

Henry Ford saw an 800% increase in output when he moved automobile chassis down an assembly line manned by workers. In today’s world of manufacturing, there is a new convergence happening.

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Streaming Video Analytics AI Assists Industrial Engineering

Gary Mintchell

You are an operator on a production line. Low operations visibility—safety challenges due to best practices violations, missed inspection or assembly steps. Video as a sensor has been a topic for several posts here at The Manufacturing Connection.

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Ontario government releases statement regarding increased employment in December 2022

Canadian Manufacturing

With funding and support from our government, the CAMI facility in Ingersoll — Canada’s first all-electric vehicle manufacturing facility — opened last month, and the first BrightDrop Zevo 600s rolled off the assembly line marking a historic milestone in EV production. TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following Jan.

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Havells’ partnership with Dassault Systèmes to Boost the Productivity and Operational Efficiency of Its Factories.

Dinesh Mishra

MES solutions are used on the assembly lines along with managing key business processes like planning and scheduling, material management, production management, traceability, quality assurance, and maintenance activities.

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ABC Technologies to Acquire Windsor Mold Group Technologies

Mold Making Technology

ABC Technologies’ Supreme Tooling Group (STG) provides blow molding machine design, assembly lines and postproduction fixtures, with the machines built in Canada and customized to specific resin applications. ABC Technologies has acquired Windsor Mold Group Technologies.

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RDARS drones and base stations announces completion of first production run

Canadian Manufacturing

The new Eagle Eye and Eagle Nest systems are being prepared for immediate deployment at locations in North America and will be central to RDARS’ strategy for seeking beyond visual line of sight environment (BVLOS) approvals with Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States. “These systems are rolling off the assembly lines and our Company is on a roll,” commented Charles Zwebner, Chief Executive Officer of RDARS.

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Why is Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Necessary for Future Growth?

Factory Worx

Today's machines have demonstrated that efficiency does not mean sacrificing quality, as devices can better identify and anticipate which factors will affect output, assembly-line speed, and quality. Read Our Blog.

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Meet J.A.M.E.S at electronica 2022 Booth B1.507

i4.0 today

coin, an AME NFC (Near-Field Communications) device that can be used as a digital business card, on an Essemtec assembly line. J.A.M.E.S

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SpecFast goes above and beyond for key international customer

Manufacturer's Monthly

Where groups of workers used to congregate along assembly lines and around equipment, distancing and additional protective measures are now commonplace and necessary to minimise health hazards.

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How Additive Manufacturing Could Reach its Next 'Plateau of Productivity'

Modern Machine Shop

It reminds me of when Henry Ford realized the productivity gains that could be made when the parts moved to the workers (via the assembly line) versus the workers moving to the parts.

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Will the 21st Century See an End to Human Labour?

21st Century Tech

The modern industrial production line today has seen assembly line workers and those working in warehousing replaced by machines. Katie Brenneman is a frequent contributor of content here at 21st Century Tech Blog.

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ABB Rebrands Autonomous Mobile Robot Portfolio

Modern Machine Shop

Already supplying AMR solutions for customer projects, ABB has worked with strategic partner Expert Technology Group in the UK to deliver a complete assembly line based on AMRs for a technological start-up producing revolutionary products for electric vehicle (EV) drive trains.

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Cameras give industrial vision-guided robots human-like functions

Control Engineering

Empowering a robot to ‘see’ allows it to precisely and consistently differentiate, pick, sort, move, weld or assemble various parts no matter their complexity. As with a machine vision system on an assembly line, a VGR uses intelligent processing to give it instructions.

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Adopting Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing May Seem Challenging – But It’s Not!

Dinesh Mishra

CV can reinvent quality control across the production line. You can analyze how forklifts deliver materials to assembly lines, to identify inefficiencies like poor facility layout, inventory commotion, or disjointed operations.

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Operational Excellence: SEGULA Technologies and TEEPTRAK Join Forces to Offer 15% Performance Gains to Manufacturers

i4.0 today

The implementation of performance indicators, based on the consolidation and analysis of data collected from the machines, assembly lines and workshops of a factory, is essential.

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ABB Announces Rebrand of its Autonomous Mobile Robot Portfolio

Fabricating & Metal Work

Already supplying AMR solutions for customer projects, ABB has worked with strategic partner Expert Technology Group in the UK to deliver a complete assembly line based on AMRs for a technological start-up producing revolutionary products for EV vehicle drive train.

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GM, Brightdrop inaugurate full-scale electric-vehicle manufacturing at retooled CAMI facility

Automation Mag

General Motors (GM) and its subsidiary BrightDrop opened the doors to its newly retooled CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., Today, as the first BrightDrop van rolls off the line, that’s exactly what we’re seeing.

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Saving Time and Money on the Shop Floor with AM

Modern Machine Shop

Assembly/disassembly jigs. Custom assembly tools. Additive manufacturing (AM) hardware and software providers tout the design and material freedom of AM.

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Examining Productivity Gains Set to Transform Additive Manufacturing

Modern Machine Shop

It reminds me of when Henry Ford realized the productivity gains that could be made when the parts moved to the workers via the assembly line versus the workers moving to the parts.

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Sustainable supply chains, what does it mean?

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

The pandemic forced assembly lines to halt around the world and highlighted the vulnerability of supply chains, especially the just-in-time model that many automotive makers employ. Companies will not only look forward to a better bottom line but a better planet as well.

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Addionics Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Improving Rechargeable Battery Architecture with Its Smart 3D Electrode Technology

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

The drop-in solution is compatible with all prevailing battery manufacturing facilities and assembly lines and with different types of battery materials. SAN ANTONIO, TX.

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WHAT IS PLC PROGRAMMING?

CadCam Guru

For example, controlling machinery on factory assembly lines in the automobile industry. The PLC programming means designing and implementing control sequence depending on need of application. A PLC program consists of a set of instructions , which represents the logic.

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Schneider Electric Leeds Investment a Boost for the Northern Technology Sector

i4.0 today

As part of the multi-million-pound upgrade the site has a new test cell, assembly line and wiring loom machine.

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Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Manufacturing Productivity

HGR Inc.

As machines run day after day, various technical issues can occur, but regular maintenance keeps assembly lines and equipment in peak running condition. . Contact our sales team to learn more about how we can help better your production line. . .

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Worker’s safety: Signs that it’s time to automate

Manufacturer's Monthly

Nine UR10 collaborative robots were deployed at the manufacturer’s plant to automate tasks such as machine tending, assembly, and product inspection. Today, two UR10e cobots operate in parallel on the door assembly line,” he added.

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Debut Event Showcases Newest Trends in Drug Manufacturing and Delivery

MEM

Connect in Pharma — the new annual event from Easyfairs — had its debut launch on 14 & 15 September in Geneva, showcasing the newest trends in drug manufacturing and delivery.

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How to Remove Measurement Bottlenecks

MEM

While bottlenecks outside of the facility are difficult to control, manufacturers can take measurement to prevent bottlenecks on the assembly line. Following assembly, manufacturers must measure parts to ensure they meet specification.