The concept of automated machinery was born in 1908, when Henry Ford, in an effort to increase productivity on the assembly floor of his new car company, created the assembly line. Though workers still used their hands at first, the idea was the same: stand in one place, performing one task over and over again, rather than assembling an entire product yourself.
The assembly line revolutionized manufacturing processes because reduced production times from hours to minutes. When the fully human assembly line gave way to automated machinery, this efficiency increased again by leaps and bounds. Today, assembly machinery is a type of automation equipment, used to manufacture and assemble products without or with minimal human operation or control.
These machines are valued for their ability to consistently produce high quality results that reduce both material and labor costs; once programmed, they can carry out repetitive tasks accurately at fast speeds. Assembly machinery is usually an element of a larger production system, most often a conveyor belt assembly line. As a part of such a system, individual assembly machines each perform one construction action as the product moves down the line.
Other types of automation equipment include axial inserters, bulk feeders, injection molding systems, laser marking and component sequencers, material handling systems, plastic processors, and radial inserters. Assembly machinery and automation equipment may be found in so many forms because they are not subject to the constraints of any one standard arrangement or setup.Read More…
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