Assembly Lines

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The invention of the assembly line is widely attributed to Henry Ford around 1908. Ford was the first to implement the process in his automotive factories. Before assembly lines, a worker would make each part of a product and then assemble them all together by himself. Read Moreā€¦

Assembly Lines In an assembly line, one person, or one machine, makes a single part of the product over and over again. These parts are assembled in stages as the product moves down the line. The assembly line system allows workers to work faster and more efficiently and saves companies large amounts of money.

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Bethel, CT  |  203-778-2727

Del-Tron Precision is your one-stop shop for ball & crossed roller slides, multi-axis positioning and motor-ready lead screw stages, air actuators, recirculating slide guides and crossed roller rail sets. Custom linear slides are available. Visit our website to find life/load calculators. Our greatest strength is to offer components which provide a reliable mechanical interface for equipment.

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Erie, PA  |  800-345-4946

ERIEZ is a global manufacturer of an entire range of high-quality automation equipment, including vibratory feeders, conveyors, vibrating screens and many other products. ERIEZ serves process industries including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, ceramics, glass, packaging, metalworking, minerals processing and others. Contact ERIEZ for a quote today!

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Warren, MI  |  517-512-4233

Eckhart designs, builds, and sustains assembly lines for the largest operations in the world. Solutions include lift assists, torque systems, conveyance, AGVs, robotics, collaborative robotics, 3D printed tooling, poka-yokes, sub-assembly stations, and error proofing vision systems.

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Forest, VA  |  800-294-2003

Simplimatic Automation provides conveyor systems, robotics, and custom factory automation to a variety of manufacturing, assembly and packaging operations worldwide. We are dedicated to the on-time delivery of quality products at a competitive price, backed by the best customer support in the industry

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Rochester, NH  |  603-332-7733

Intec Automation offers world-class expertise for designing and building custom, automated assembly solutions for a variety of industries. We have experience producing systems for filling and dispensing, bulk material handling, tape application, inspection, and more. Our promise is to provide the highest quality, best performing, most robust turn-key solution for your manufacturing, development, and assembly needs.

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Intec Automation, Inc. $$$

Hicksville, NY  |  516-595-7495

Isel has a variety of patented automation equipment for various industries. We are a stocking distributor of linear motion and automation components. Products in our inventory include a wide variety of products such as linear rails, bearings, V guide rollers, and many more. We would also be happy to discuss customization of our products for unique OEM applications

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Isel USA, Inc. $$$

Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

ATI is a recognized leader in Automated Assembly Products and Services. To stay competitive, take advantage of our products such as Auto-fed Part Placers, Pick & Place Mechanisms, Placer/Presses, Feed Systems, Assembly Work Cells, and Robotic and Vision Applications. All of ATI's products are manufactured to assure quality, accuracy, and dependability for constant assembly production. Contact us today!

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Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

Vac-U-Max is a premier manufacturer of material handling products with experience dating back to 1954. Vac-U-Max carries belt conveyors, gravity conveyors, roller conveyors and vertical conveyors. Vac-U-Max produces its systems to handle small parts & heavy metal powders. With the help of Vac-U-Max, your product can move from point A to B with nothing in the way to hinder its movement.

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The assembly line revolutionized manufacturing, creating work stations where individuals would perform one part of the setup of a product then send it on down the line. It allowed for mass production of items such as the Ford Model T, which could be made in a fraction of the prior time, letting the everyman and everywoman begin to purchase automobiles because the prices dropped with the influx of product. After a time, Ford reached a point where it could produce a car every three minutes, compared to the hours it took before.

Assembly lines often make use of conveyor belts in order to move product along the line through production and packaging processes. Another piece of modern assembly equipment is feeders or hoppers, which are attached to individual work station machines and feed parts to the machines when they run out.

Robotic automation has become another important part of the assembly machinery. They can produce complicated products in a small amount of time and ensure that products are made quickly and accurately. The robots on assembly lines are simplistic versions of a growing technology, assembly machines with arms that are able to piece things together, with little to no help from a human counterpart.

What makes robotics different from being just an assembly machine is its ability to be reprogrammed, or programmed to respond in different ways depending on what happens. Robotic involvement is what has allowed assembly lines to continue to grow with modern technology. They also give companies a financial break as far as labor goes, because fewer employees are needed to oversee and maintain the robots and their work. However, robot maintenance requires a specifically educated mind, so a higher paid workforce is also necessary.

It is not just the automobile industry that has benefited from the assembly line concept. Heavy machinery for the farming and construction industries may also be built on assembly lines, as well as a variety of electronics such as computers. Other industries, such as food processing and packaging and medical supplies manufacturers also employ assembly equipment.