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2008-04-25
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FANUC Robotics’ five-axis LR Mate 200iC/5H robot, which is designed especially for small part assembly applications typically handled by SCARA-type robots, meets the needs of a variety of industries including electronics, plastics, and machinery.
2009-08-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems is strongly encouraging its supply chain to explore the use of Siemens' Sinumerik 840D solution line CNC and Sinumerik Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) to achieve high-tolerance machined parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
2009-05-04
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New configurations of Sepro America’s Axess range of servo-driven beam robots provide molders up to 33% greater vertical reach, says the company.
2009-05-01
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Magnetek offers a vertical design of the Aist-Nema Hi-Tork 300M mill duty shoe brake for use in tight spaces.
2009-03-10
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InductoScan systems from Inductoheat feature a modular design that provides flexibility for a range of power supplies, controls, and components to be integrated onto a common base.
2008-12-11
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Global driveline supplier GKN was the first Western company to set up an auto components joint venture in China. It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary there and announced the imminent arrival of three new torque-handling products for Chinese and Asian AWD vehicles.
2009-02-09
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International Products' Micro-90 is used to clean industrial filter membranes including those for industrial wastewater generated by an automotive engine plant.
2008-11-07
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Low-frequency magnetic audio-buzzer alerts from Transducers USA are now available with termination and mounting style choices that cover application needs in harsh environmental situations.
2008-10-31
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Designing a city car that meets a spread of criteria from frugality to safety, and low emissions to practicality, has spawned many theoretical and some practical solutions over the past two decades in Europe, notably the smart from Daimler.
2008-07-08
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The e-max injection molding machine from ENGEL North America is an all-electric solution with a compact design of 13 x 4 ft (4 x 1.2 m) for the 110 Ton machine.
2008-06-19
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Cleaning paint fixtures is an important but often time-consuming aspect of the vehicle manufacturing process. KMT Robotic Solutions has launched a robotic cleaning system to remove excess paint on trolleys that transport parts to and from the paint shop, with the goal of reducing the possibility of fire when trolleys are in paint ovens.
2008-03-31
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While the France-based automaker has no action plans for re-entering the U.S. marketplace, the company is very active in the emerging markets.
2008-06-30
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Because orbital drilling allows for drilling and finishing in a single operation, a fully implemented process can reduce drilling time by 50% over conventional methods, according to Novator. The need to disassemble the parts to remove burrs is eliminated.
2008-06-30
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Eclipse Aviation will use an integrated software suite from Right Hemisphere to generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for its production facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and for its various service centers in the U.S.
2008-06-30
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Reducing cycle time and time to market while improving quality and efficiency are the benefits customers of Intercim’s Pertinence Suite can expect, according to the company. The Suite manages the entire production process, from design through final inspection.
2008-05-07
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Schneider Electric recently launched what it calls the Automation and Control Innovation Center, a hands-on demonstration area at its facility in Raleigh, NC, designed to highlight the company’s ability to provide industrial solutions, not just products.
2008-06-05
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BMW continues to plan further developments of its Mini brand and has announced that a sports activity vehicle (SAV) version will be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
2008-06-30
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Renishaw says early adopters of its ultra-high-speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines are achieving good productivity gains. At the heart of the Renscan5 system is the infinite-positioning REVO head. The system is being applied to complex parts that take long to manufacture.
2008-03-31
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Silastic 100% fluoro liquid silicone rubber (F-LSR) from Dow Corning is a fully fluorinated two-part injection moldable elastomer designed to meet increasingly stringent automotive engine temperature, fuel, and oil-resistance specifications while improving environmental sustainability during manufacturing.
2008-06-19
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Used to feed pre-cut flat sheets through a configuration of four position-controlled programmable rollers, AddisonMckee’s ShellRoller machine can form the outer shell of a muffler or catalytic converter in virtually any round, oval, or asymmetrical configuration and is suitable for use with carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium.
2008-06-30
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The need to develop alternative fuels for all transport systems is becoming increasingly important, and Airbus is taking part in the French CALIN (Carburant Alternatifs et Systèmes d’Injection Innovants) research project. Launched in July 2007, it is scheduled to continue for another 20 months. In CALIN, Airbus is working with major research institutions including ONERA, IFP, and CNRS, and with industry partner Safran.
2011-02-09
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Seco Tools’ milling and drilling tooling solutions address the range of composite materials used by manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, and other industries.
2011-06-14
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Color-Keyed Insulated Lugs from Thomas & Betts reduce installation time by eliminating the need to cover the lug with tape or with heat- or cold-shrink insulation.
2008-06-30
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The family of Parylene conformal coatings (N, C, and D) has been used as a rugged, reliable protection solution for a wide range of aerospace applications for more than 35 years. However, while these standard formulations still meet the coating requirements of most applications, some of the leading-edge technology in aerospace devices often need a little more.
2008-06-19
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Perkins announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in China to produce small- and medium-size diesel engines. The manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, would initially produce the Perkins 400 Series, a range of three- and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, and turbocharged indirect-injection engines.
2008-06-19
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MAN Nutzfahrzeuge opened a new assembly plant for heavy trucks in Niepolomice, near Cracow, Poland. The new plant will build heavy MAN trucks with gross weights over 16 t (18 ton), mostly from the MAN TGA WW range.
2008-03-31
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Modern automotive subsystems depend on an integrated mix of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and software technologies. To help account for this mix of technologies, General Motors Powertrain, with some help from Synopsys, pioneered a Signal Delivery Subsystem development process to design electronic controls and analyze technology interactions.
2008-05-09
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Body panels on two different sports cars make a flashy styling statement for non-metal materials. Plasan provides the carbon-fiber panels for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, while Meridian supplies the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10's SMC hood.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-08-05
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Although automotive plants are increasingly becoming populated with robots, humans are still relied upon to perform many tasks for proper vehicle assembly. Volkswagen AG has begun using Dassault Systèmes’ Delmia V5 Human software to ergonomically design its human assembly-line functions.
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