Assembly automation

We have gained a wealth of experience in planning and implementing industrial assembly systems and obtained results from numerous research projects on assembly automation with robot systems. We develop for you and in collaboration with you, fully-automated or partially-automated solutions tailored to your assembly requirements.


Services

  • Identification of technically- and economically-feasible automation potentials in your assembly
  • Development of innovative assembly processes and corresponding tools and systems for your assembly tasks
  • Process assurance by means of feasibility studies in our optimally-equipped assembly laboratory
  • Design of partially- and fully-automated assembly lines for your products, taking your specific general requirements into account
  • Development of software solutions for controlling assembly processes and analyzing the necessary sensor data


Technologies and innovations

  • Sensor-controlled joining processes using force-torque sensors and 2D and 3D cameras
  • Safety concepts and interaction concepts for assistive robots to enable human-robot collaboration
  • Programming methods and user interfaces for intuitively programming assembly tasks
  • Assembly of flexible components

 
Advantages

  • Lower costs through automation
  • Reproducible high quality
  • Increased manufacturing capacity
  • Enhanced ergonomics through reduction of physical stress on workers
 

Assembly processes and tools

In order to automate assembly tasks, a tailored suitable automation process has to be developed in line with the necessary assembly tools.

 

Sensor-controlled assembly

Integrating sensors into robot systems for assembly allows positioning and component tolerances to be compensated for, thus doing away with the need for expensive component-specific devices for defining the position of parts.

 

Intuitive programming of assembly tasks

Innovative programming methods enable assembly tasks to be defined quickly and intuitively. Robots no longer need to be programmed as such.

 

Safe human-robot collaboration with assistive robots

Assistive robots, i.e. robots that share the working environment with humans, enable assembly tasks to be partially automated even in cases where full automation is not economically practicable.

Assistive robot for riveting operations

Vollautomatische Applikation von selbstklebenden Türdichtungen mit Roboter

Konzeptstudie zur Mensch-Roboter-Kooperation zur Applikation einer selbstklebenden Türdichtung

Sichere Mensch-Roboter-Kooperation in der Montage

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Product sheet “Assistive robots for assembly operations”

 

Product sheet “Automation potential analysis for assembly processes”

 

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Product sheet “Assembly planning: we'll develop your automation solution”

 

Product sheet »Implementing robot applications safely with and without HRC«