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New Products from Kistler at the Automotive Engineering Show 2014

On Stand F2 at the Automotive Engineering Show, Kistler Instruments will be showing new additions to its extensive range of sensors and systems for automotive development and production. In ... 

Sensors meet the needs of harsh, demanding automotive applications

Chris Jones, managing director at Micro-Epsilon UK, discusses some of the more challenging automotive applications for non-contact displacement measurement and infrared temperature sensors.

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Building a partnership with Vauxhall

Voith Industrial Services has developed further its partnership with Vauxhall by working closely with the company on its new Vivaro van being launched this week. 

Automotive textile manufacturer recovers major energy savings from compressor waste heat

Automotive textile manufacturer Autofil Worldwide has achieved average cost savings of £37,000 a year and reduced annual CO2 emissions by 260,000 tonnes by adopting Atlas Copco’s energy recovery ... 

Korean auto component suppliers improve quality and increase production

Two Korean automotive component suppliers are using HepcoMotion Driven Track Systems (DTS) to ensure they meet stringent quality and production requirements for the manufacture of critical components ... 

Touch probe halves production costs

The requirements in terms of quality and accuracy in the automotive industry are continuously increasing. This also has consequences for toolmakers such as G.RAU, based in Pforzheim in Germany, as ... 

PLM software expands at Toyota for its vehicle safety initiative

Toyota Motor Corporation has expanded its vehicle safety information management system based on Siemens’ Teamcenter software. The system has been in use since January 2013 as part of a comprehensive ... 

Radar level transmitter provides reliability for painting cars

With a century of history, Aston Martin has developed into an automotive icon, synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship. All of their models are hand-built and bespoke, using high ... 

Inspection of piston-ring fitting at Renault

For the past few years, Renault's site in Cléon, France, has been using Keyence's LJ-G laser displacement sensors on its G9 engine production line. The site chose the sensors for their detection ... 

Increasing UK car production is driving mergers and acquisitions in the automotive supply chain, says industry expert

The increase in UK car production is driving substantial growth in automotive supply chain mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to an industry expert. KPMG’s UK head of automotive, John ... 

Displacement and temperature sensors selected for BLOODHOUND SSC Project

Sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK has become a product sponsor of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project - the 1,000mph land speed record attempt that is scheduled to take place in 2016. Micro-Epsilon UK will... 

Robot arm tool changers lending a hand at Audi

The use of Stäubli automatic tool changers at Audi’s A8 factory in Germany has increased the flexibility of the body-in-white production line as well as reducing space requirements and investment in ... 

Accelerated new model development

DURA Automotive’s main factory in Germany specialises in producing glass elements, structural body components and visible, decorative elements to some of the biggest names in the automotive industry. ... 

Boosting efficiency at Vauxhall Motors

In order to minimise manual handling and staffing levels at Vauxhall Motors’ aftersales warehouse in Bedfordshire, European Conveyor Systems has provided a compact, cost effective packing cell with a ... 

Expanding business in the automotive sector

Voith Industrial Services, a leading service provider to the UK automotive industry, has won a key contract by adding Engine Dress to its existing modular assembly contracts at Vauxhall Motors’ ... 

Energy chain system increases up-time for Jaguar Land Rover

The Triflex RS energy supply system from igus UK has helped Jaguar Land Rover reduce the down-time on one of its factory robots by 66%.The Triflex RS is a compact multiaxial energy supply system that ... 

Lean and resilient

A new white paper commissioned by DHL has made the case for re-evaluation of the automotive industry’s approach to its supply chains and logistics, and encourages companies to ask themselves, ‘What ... 

Conveyor system helps Kiddicare prepares for multi-channel success

SSI Schaefer has just completed a second major project for baby specialist, KiddicareSSI Schaefer worked with Kiddicare, now owned by Morrisons, in 2008 to install a pallet racking bulk store area ... 

Intelligent solutions save weight and increase quality and comfort

Johnson Controls has introduced a new production process for lightweight door panels made of natural fibres.Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, interiors and electronics, is ... 

Gripping new high-profile CAM solution

Open Mind has now developed a package of machining and automation strategies within its hyperMILL package specifically for the requirements of tyre moulding. The new hyperMILL tyre module has been ... 

 
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