Research into measures to increase material and process efficiency in lithium-ion battery cell production across the entire value chain
Modern production systems as well as todays range of products challenge assembly workers. The aim of the A4BLUE project is to develop a new generation of sustainable, adaptive workplaces dealing with evolving requirements of manufacturing processes in cooperation with strong international partners. Automation mechanisms are to be introduced that are suitable for flexible and efficient task execution in interaction with human workers.
One of the major contributions of the WZL and PEM is the development and implementation of a use‑case scenario, in which assembly operators are supported by augmented reality solutions and an automated tool trolley during the assembly of an electric vehicle. In preparation of the implementation of Industry 4.0 software solutions, a visualization model will be designed to document the production resources in a transparent and understandable manner. Furthermore, an assessment framework will be compiled to enable continuous monitoring of modern assembly workplaces in order to validate the implemented solutions. In addition, a methodology for sustainable design of future assembly systems will be developed, that identifies and realizes individually optimal and adaptive levels of automation.
Research and project partners
- IK4-TEKNIKER, Eibar (SPA)
- WZL der RWTH Aachen, Aachen
- PEM der RWTH Aachen, Aachen
- Cranfield University, Cranfield (UK)
- AIRBUS Operations SAS, Toulouse (FRA)
- ENGINEERING – INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA, Rom (ITA)
- Illogic, Turin (ITA)
- CiaoTech S.r.l., Rome (ITA)
- Compañía Española de Sistemas Aeronáuticos (CESA), Madrid (SPA)
- INGENIERÍA Y SERVICIOS DE AUTOMATIZACIÓN Y ROBÓTICA KOMAT, S.L., Eibar (SPA)
01/01/2018 through 12/31/2019