Dunkermotoren increases flexibility of production in the automotive sector

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The extreme dynamism of the automotive industry requires a high degree of flexibility from automobile manufacturers. Smart production facilities and flexible logistics systems are necessary to cope with the steadily increasing global competition. These systems have to be adapted quickly and flexibly in order to economically meet the increasing demand for diversity.

Such a system was developed for a well-known automobile manufacturer with the aim of optimising

the body shell production. The new development from Leantechnik, Oberhausen, offers the

possibility of economically producing a large number of product variants within one line. With

Leantechnik designed NC locators, the positions of holders and clamps can be individually adjusted,

and product components can be flexibly accommodated. The modular system consists of XYZ axes

driven by Dunkermotoren 24VDC BLDC servo motors with integrated freely programmable control

and CANopen interface. Up to 24 such axis units are used per transport "table" and this means that

many different car models can be produced on a single production line without having to convert

the production line and be flexibly adapted to the production conditions.

The motors with integrated drives from Dunkermotoren are used in each axis for travel in XYZ

direction and enable the car manufacturer's ‘body-in-white’ (BIW) to move flexibly on the table

allowing manufacturers to carry out welding or gluing work on the floor assemblies, for example, on

different body models on only one table. It is therefore no longer necessary to change the table for

each model. This gives the manufacturer the flexibility to adapt production much more quickly to

individual customer requirements, which above all increases productivity and cost-effectiveness.

Dunkermotoren is considered the world market leader for low voltage brushless DC motors with

integrated electronics. The company offers various motor variants up to 3.9 kW output power. The

modular system enables flexible, customer-specific drive design from 1 piece.

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