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abb.qxd 24/11/06 12:09 pm Page 86 A LONG WAY FROM WHEELBARROWS AND BATH TUBS ABB has launched a new robot, and a new generation of rotary atomisers, that makes car body painting more efficient, whilst reducing the environmental impact. Sam Ogle visited the ABB factory in Bryne, Norway to see the new robot in action. Bryne is a small, unremarkable, rural town in south- wheelbarrows. So successful did this prove that Tralfa west Norway, some 20 minutes drive from Stavanger. It decided to go into production of the new technology was in these somewhat surprising surroundings that and, in 1969, the first industrial spray painting robots the world's first paint robot was manufactured by Trallfa were delivered to Sweden for use in the enamelling of - now ABB

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AutoMOTIVE 5

Editors Note
Here For The Long Haul
Halewood. Rebirth of a Car Plant
Safety First
Focus on Flexibility
A Prophet Without Honour?
Chrysler Cuts It Four Ways
A MINI For All Reasons
Porsche Plans Continuous Logistics Improvement
Flawless, Consistent Execution
Ford's European Supplier Parks Deliver Lean Manufacturing Efficiencies
Cheap and Cheerful
Onwards and Upwards
Schrader and Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems Take the Pressure
No Faults Forward
A Long Way From Wheelbarrows and Bath Tubs
A New Era in US/Japanese Cooperation
A Dialogue of the Deaf