13. Montage-Tagung

13. Montage-Tagung On 21 and 22 April 2021, ZeMA – Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH organised the 13th Assembly Conference as an online event. The conference was a virtual meeting place for decision-makers, planners and developers from production and engineering. The focus was on applications, technologies and procedures for the digital transformation of industry,…

Improved ergonomics through robot support

Universal Robot @ ZeMA, Germany Problem definitionAssembly operations in final automotive assembly are often carried out manually and overhead. These assembly operations are ergonomically very stressful for the employee. At this point, human-robot cooperation as a key technology can increase the productivity of the assembly line and reduce costs. Advantages of the solutionThe cooperation of…

Production Networking

HRC-compatible lightweight construction and transport robots @ ZeMA, Germany Problem definitionIsolated and delayed feedback from production leads to a resource-intensive planning and control effort in the event of disruptions in the production process. In addition, existing planning tools often lack synchronisation and real-time information from the shop floor. Advantages of the solutionKey Performance Indicators (KPI),…

Human-robot collaboration in industry 4.0

HRC-compatible lightweight construction and transport robots @ ZeMA, Germany Problem definitionThe need to intensify cooperation between humans, robots and production equipment in hybrid teams is often not recognised. Also the consideration of already existing IT and production structures are mostly not or only with difficulty compatible. MRK-4.0 requires the integration of already established and the…

Sensitive Robotics

Kuka Iiwa @ ZeMA, Germany Problem definitionAn innovative body-side seal requires new production processes. The winding of this gasket represents a highly complex process which cannot be guaranteed by the existing winding process. Advantages of the solutionA suitable test winder is available for the new winding process, with which sensitive work with several gradations is…

Intelligent worker assistance

Intelligent Gloves @ ZeMA, Germany Problem definitionIncreasingly complex repair processes with low levels of protection make extensive training for employees necessary. In addition, the repair processes are insufficiently documented for the customer. The danger of excessive assistance with common worker support systems should also not be neglected. Advantages of the solutionBy safeguarding and documenting critical…

Intelligent AI-based quality control

Intelligent AI-based quality control @ ZeMA, Germany   Problem definition Quality assurance often takes place under poor ergonomic conditions. In addition, quality assurance is often manual, incomplete and analogue. Advantages of the solution Quality inspection can be performed during the process. Process parameters can thus be adjusted quickly and continuously. Used technologies Human-robot collaboration in…

Enquête Commission at ZeMA

Enquête Commission at ZeMA On 21.09.2020, the Enquête Commission Digitalization of the Saarland visited ZeMA.In a tour, various projects, such as the COTEMACO project and applications around smart materials, Industry 4.0, assistance systems, commissioning of autonomous driving vehicles and robotics were presented. The visit was used to exchange views on current technologies, the advantages and…

Flexible assembly through human-robot collaboration

Bosch APAS – component pattern recognition and gesture control @ ZeMA, Germany ZeMA supports Woll Sondermaschinenbau in the development of new competences in the field of Human-Robot-Cooperation (HRC). The Saarland-based company Woll Sondermaschinenbau manufactures and supplies special machines, assembly lines and production plants worldwide. Woll is a plant supplier offering tailor-made innovative solutions for industry…