Automatic Rotary Table Assembly Machines — Prediction Techniques for Output Rates and Efficiency Levels

  • R. W. Gilbert
  • N. J. Quick


This paper describes the necessary steps involved in implementing automatic assembly. It summarizes the various types of system and goes on to discuss the factors contributing to output efficiency of such a system. Finally, it puts forward formulae for predicting the performance of an automatic assembly machine of the rotary table indexing type.


Output Rate Rotary Table Automatic Assembly Assembly Machine Assembly Head 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Gilbert
    • 1
  • N. J. Quick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ProductionUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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