PD3-Assembly

The aim of the pilot demonstrator is to successively automate a classic manual assembly with differently complex sub-processes in the industrial environment and make it more versatile. Mutability is seen as a key skill in future production so that production can respond more quickly to change. Change drivers are above all variety of variants, technology changes as well as quantity adjustments. This results in the need

  • to be able to produce variants of the existing component with the same line or plant,
  • to change the production process technologically in a short time or
  • to change the quantity of the line or the system.

In addition to the classic conversion drivers, the aspect of a flexible use of people and machines within a production process plays a decisive role. A sub-process should be able to be executed equally by a human as well as a robot or a machine, so that in the ideal case a distinction between manual workstations and classic stations with machines and robots is no longer necessary. The pilot demonstrator thus addresses general challenges of ever shorter product cycles and the increasing number of variants. These challenges in the industrial environment require shorter conversion times for new product types as well as more flexible manufacturing processes that can produce different variants simultaneously. The considerable investment required in high-performance systems and production processes requires a long payback over a large number of shorter lifecycles of products and product variants. Only by making systems and production processes more flexible can the balancing act between the high costs of the required systems and production processes and the cost pressure of the products and product variants be achieved by distributing the considerable investment costs for the competitiveness to several products and product variants. These framework conditions bring the pilot demonstrator in line with the SeRoNet project goals. Only by making systems and production processes more flexible can the balancing act between the high costs of the required systems and production processes and the cost pressure of the products and product variants be achieved by distributing the considerable investment costs for the competitiveness to several products and product variants. These framework conditions bring the pilot demonstrator in line with the SeRoNet project goals. Only by making systems and production processes more flexible can the balancing act between the high costs of the required systems and production processes and the cost pressure of the products and product variants be achieved by distributing the considerable investment costs for the competitiveness to several products and product variants. These framework conditions bring the pilot demonstrator in line with the SeRoNet project goals.