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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 More…

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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Rockford, IL  |  888-375-3000

A recognized leader in automated assembly products. Stay competitive with Dixon's robotic screwdrivers, auto-fed screw & nut drivers, auto-fed part placers, parts feeding systems & assembly cells, including robotic assembly & vision. Every Dixon product is manufactured to assure accuracy & dependability for repetitive assembly. Dixon supports Machine Integrators with assembly products & stations. Contact us today and we will help you find the best product for your application!

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Dixon Automatic Tool, Inc. $$$

Tempe, AZ  |  877-410-3265

IPE Aerospace can provide complete turn-key, custom-fit, factory-finish custom equipment solutions to help you create the best possible product. Our multidisciplined engineering team (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic) is ready to work with you to design and build equipment to solve your most challenging production issues. Contact us today and let IPE's experienced engineers work with you to develop the perfect solution for your application.

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IPE Aerospace $$$

Erie, PA  |  814-835-6000

We have an extensive selection of products to pick from and we are confident we can find the perfect solution for your application. Our world-class items are proven for reliability and longevity. You can count on us to supply you with the best.

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Eriez $$$

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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Eckhart $$$

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.

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Del-Tron Precision, Inc. $$$

Burton, MI  |  810-742-8540

Flexible Automation specializes in small component & high-speed, robotic, vision guidance assembly systems, & turn-key factory automation & assembly machines. With ultra-sonic welding equipment & diversified experience, if you need it, we know how to build it. Our custom automation solutions serve medical, automotive, electronics & aerospace industries.

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Flexible Automation, 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, and Feed Systems.

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ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

If you are looking for quality assembly machinery, you’ve come to the right place! We have years of manufacturing experience in pneumatic, vacuum, and conveying. Our goal is to provide the perfect solution to your automated equipment needs. We provide our products for companies around the world to ensure that your needs are met 100 percent of the time. Contact us today for details!

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VAC-U-MAX $$$
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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.