Understanding Automated Assembly

Understanding Automated Assembly

You might think that automated assembly is a relatively new advancement in manufacturing and while it is true that the industry continues to evolve its automation processes at an incredible rate, the first true revolution in automation began as early as 1908. In this post, we endeavour to help you understand in more depth the purpose of an automated assembly and the various machines, lines, equipment and systems that are used. Ultimately you need to know if your business would benefit.
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Medical Device Assembly


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GB Innomech have experience in producing systems ranging from bench top measuring devices to fully automated medical device assembly and End Of Line Testing (EOLT) machines enjoying repeat custom from many of the most respected medical device manufacturers, as well as many early stage technology businesses looking to bring first products to market.
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General Engineering

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The diversity of experience that our engineering team has gathered over the years enables us to confidently select and combine techniques based upon a sound understanding of their benefits and possible limitations and integrate these to your application. Being able to combine different technologies, with confidence, enables us to design and build innovative automation solutions that will reduce product cost and improve product quality

Automating commercial fuel cell manufacture for AFC Energy

Industrial Automation of Hydrogen Fuel cell production

Fuel cells are one of the most promising new forms of energy generation. The technology is clean, quiet and efficient but the hundreds of layers in a commercial-scale fuel cell stack and the number of stacks needed to generate sufficient power make it almost impossible to manually assemble them at speed. Cambridgeshire-based GB Innomech (Innomech) has designed and recently completed a novel automated manufacturing system that AFC Energy will use to assemble five stacks per day.

The new assembly equipment has been developed for AFC Energy as part of its EU-backed Power Up consortium to develop and install industrial clean energy generation plants, based on alkaline fuel cells and using hydrogen as a fuel source. The first plant is being built at an Air Products industrial gas processing plant at Stade, northern Germany and comprises two AFC
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