Research on the assembly system of the future

Starting signal for research project with ebm-papst at TZ PULS

The Production and Logistics Systems Technology Centre (TZ PULS) is starting a new research project with ebm-papst, the global technology leader in ventilation and drives. At a joint meeting at Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Thomas Wagner, Managing Director of Production at the ebm-papst corporate group, University President Prof. Fritz Pörnbacher and Prof. Markus Schneider, research director of TZ PULS, spoke about the project objectives.

External and unforeseeable influences such as corona, new technologies but also increasing competition are forcing the industry to change. "For manufacturing companies, the assembly system plays a crucial role in this context," emphasised Thomas Wagner. An assembly system connects the respective components or assemblies by man, machine and organisation to form an end product. To ensure that this system can continue to operate competitively in a high-wage country such as Germany, TZ PULS designed a new assembly concept. The "Assembly System 2025" research project regarding this will start in November.

The research project combines human-machine interaction with lean principles. The project will explore the possibilities and limits of the innovative concept and create a holistic concept for practical operation. The research project is sponsored by Landshut University of Applied Sciences and the ventilation and drive manufacturer ebm-papst.

"With the opportunities provided by the innovative assembly concept, this research project offers an important building block for TZ PULS to sustainably strengthen the competitiveness of manufacturing companies in Germany," says Prof. Markus Schneider, head of TZ PULS. "Our technology centre in Dingolfing is not only an important innovation driver for the economy of the region and beyond because of this, as this project very clearly shows," added University President Prof. Fritz Pörnbacher.

Photo: Landshut University of Applied Sciences/ Dr Marie-Helen Geißler

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