Automotive

Eaton hose provides secure supply to hexapods

Eaton hose provides secure supply to hexapods

A crucial factor for driving comfort and safety within motor vehicles are suspension components. A renowned automotive manufacturer therefore tests each component thoroughly at its research centre. Within the facility the company operates state-of-the-art test rigs, including a hexapod test bench: the characteristics of suspension elements as well as their transmission function are determined here. […]

By February 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Kuka robot boosts productivity for Linecross

Kuka robot boosts productivity for Linecross

Telsonic’s ultrasonic modules and systems have been designed to be applied in a diverse number of ways. For many applications, where there are few variations in part type or size, a dedicated automation solution is often the most appropriate. However, where ultimate flexibility is required, either due to the complex shape of a part or […]

By February 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Güdel gantry robots sort and palletise tyres

Güdel gantry robots sort and palletise tyres

Güdel’s Gantry Robot Systems have become something of an industry standard amongst the Worlds’ major tyre manufactures. Companies such as Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental and Pirelli all rely on Güdel technology to manipulate, transport, sort and palletise tyres through their various manufacturing processes. Güdel UK’s Will Bourn explains why the Gantry Robot has become the […]

By November 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Micro-Epsilon assures robot positioning in seam welding

Micro-Epsilon assures robot positioning in seam welding

In the bodywork shop at the BMW AG factory in Leipzig, the roof panel and side frames are welded together. In order to permanently seal this weld against ingress of moisture etc., seam welding is carried out prior to the filler coat being applied to the vehicle body. The application of the adhesive beading is […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Altec Engineering and KUKA collaborate for Nissan

Altec Engineering and KUKA collaborate for Nissan

While automotive assembly plants are generally heavily automated, there are still many areas where operators are required, either due to the complexity of the task or where full automation cannot be financially justified. One such area is the assembly of dowels and cam brackets to a cylinder head before the cam bolts are torqued. When […]

By August 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
LG Motion designs positioning gantry for Inrekor

LG Motion designs positioning gantry for Inrekor

Dorset based Inrekor has developed an innovative structural sandwich panel technology with far reaching potential for lightweight and low-cost structural frame applications across all industries, particularly in vehicle chassis. The high strength to weight ratio Inrekor panel can be applied to small and large scale manufacture with minimal tooling investment. A critical process in the […]

By June 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Staubli tool changers increase body shop reliability

Staubli tool changers increase body shop reliability

Automatic tool change systems for robots are booming. This is no surprise, because they contribute to a significant increase in productivity in car manufacturing and in numerous other branches. Due to the complexity of the systems, however, their reliability plays a crucial role in the efficiency of entire production lines. We talk to the experts […]

By June 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Goudsmit presents updated magnetic gripper

Goudsmit presents updated magnetic gripper

At the Automatica exhibition in Munich, Goudsmit Magnetics will present an updated version of its magnetic gripper. This is used for picking up or holding items such as punched steel parts, blanks and perforated steel sheet in robotic applications, typically in the automotive industry. The ultralight magnetic gripper is fitted with permanent magnets and can […]

Bosch Rexroth publishes adaptive welding white paper

Bosch Rexroth publishes adaptive welding white paper

Over reliance on traditional welding and inspection techniques is harming productivity and consistency, according to a new white paper. Adapt and change – How adaptive control of resistance welding can cut production costs and improve product quality reveals that while welding is becoming increasingly automated, lack of adoption of new welding technology is holding industry back. […]

By April 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Collaborative robots in the automotive industry

Collaborative robots in the automotive industry

Here, Jonathan Wilkins marketing director of industrial automation supplier European Automation discusses the newest and perhaps most exciting realm of industrial robotics: collaborative robots. The world’s first industrial robot was an idea conceived after a conversation about science fiction novels between inventors George Devol and Joseph Eagleburger in 1954. Six years later, Unimate had secured […]

By April 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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