The next challenge for industrial robots is achieving human-like dexterity, including the ability to handle flexible components such as wiring and fabric, says Fanuc America.
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When Ram Truck launched the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck, the company didn’t want to simply stop building the last-generation vehicle at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant. In order to keep the Classic of interest, the company has gone back to 1976, the year they launched the Dodge Warlock, a “factory-personalized” pickup, and have created the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock.
Low-torque fastening system, collaborative robot with built-in vision system; face mill for thin-walled aluminum parts; semi-automatic cable stripper.
Although “Detroit” is synonymous with “automotive production,” the only major OEM that actually manufactures vehicles within the city limits is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as it runs the Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit, where the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango are built.
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Masking tape has its genesis in the automotive body shop, back in the 1920s when an employee of 3M watched painters have difficultly removing the paper that they had affixed to vehicles to “mask” portions of the cars from the paint that was being applied.
The result of “thinking inside the bin,” is a design featuring a six-axis Yaskawa robot, an IFM Effector 200 photoelectric distance-measuring sensor, and, mounted to an IAI servo-driven slide, a Cognex In-Sight 8000 camera.
Mazda operates two major assembly complexes in Japan: the Ujina 1 and 2 plants in Hiroshima, where they build CX-3, CX-5, CX-9, and Miata models, as well as engines, with a 569,000 annual unit capacity; Hofu 1 and 2 in Hofu, which have a 416,000 capacity, and where the Mazda3, Mazda2, CX-3, Mazda6, and transmissions are produced.