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mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

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Pratt & Whitney introduced the overhead-automated horizontal moving assembly lines for jet engines to prepare for production of its popular-selling PurePower engine family, which has garnered more than 6,300 orders, including options.
Pratt & Whitney has also installed a horizontal assembly line in the Mirabel Aerospace Center, Quebec, Canada.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYE: TM) (LSE: TYT) (TYO: 7267), a Japan-based automaker, is halting the launch of two major assembly lines at factories in Tianjin and Guangzhou, according to Japanese media.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian industrialist announced that the country will study a request by Ivory Coast for launching a tractor assembly line in the Western African state.
Assembly lines with this attribute are called paced, as all stations can begin with their operations at the same point in time and also pass on workpieces at the same rate.
This began to change the east-west automotive belt in two ways: the importance of the East Coast declined as assembly lines were closed and newly opened lines extended the automobile-assembly region southward.
Hundreds of volunteers carry boxes along an assembly line, manned by teams of other volunteers who place designated items into the boxes as they pass by.
The system transports the machines on rails through a series of stations where operators add specific components, similar to an automobile assembly line.
Though writers on VFM sometimes spend little or no time on the use of visual methods specifically for training new workers, others recognize the use of visual methods to specify operational procedures for workers, and it is clear that some of the principles of VFM can also be applied to the visual training of new workers on assembly lines (Shimbun, 1995).
Loveland, CO), a provider of technologies for electronics, communications and life sciences, have announced an agreement to jointly develop and implement integrated test and process control technologies for electronics assembly lines.
Ford's first advances were in standardized parts production using precision single-purpose machinery; this and not moving assembly lines dramatically reduced the cost of manufacturing the Model T.
The cells perform the entire manufacturing process for an item previously done by various assembly lines.
In fact, since the engine is only one of many components used on their own assembly lines, their goal is standardization.
With that kind of pressure on them, auto manufacturers are not likely to slow down their assembly lines or hire more workers just to be nice.
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