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.