Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg opens cunning core for record and innovation

Posted on 21. Apr, 2016 by in Volkswagen Canada

Plant Manager Jens Herrmann, Head of Plant Planning André Kleb and Works Council member Jürgen Hildebrandt now non-stop a cunning core for record and creation during a Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. Volkswagen employees will rise and exam new prolongation technologies on-site in a center’s near-production environment. The core will encourage a enlightenment of creation during a plant still further.

“This core will minister to holding innovations to a bureau faster and some-more successfully”, Jens Herrmann commented. “This is where a experts come together to exam new technologies in a fast environment, though though underneath near-production conditions. That is how we make certain new technologies transition uniformly to array processes”, Herrmann added.

The creation core has 6 sections: digital way, human-machine communication (HMI), element upsurge and element handling, physique construction, assembly, and ergonomics. Going forward, experts will be means to exam their developments in continual operation for a three- to six-month duration and during a same time sight employees on site in how to use a new technologies.

Digitalization is creation serve inroads during all stages in a prolongation chain, including maintenance. An app is now being grown that sends real-time messages about line failures to a upkeep specialists’ tablets. The information directly indicates a source of a failure. The digital complement also enables allege presentation of arriving upkeep procedures that helps serve urge productivity.

Works Council member Jürgen Hildebrandt commented: “We have to comprehend that innovative technologies are changing work processes in a factories. It is critical that a colleagues are not usually prepared for these changes, though that they can also proactively rivet in moulding work in a automobile prolongation plant of a future. Work can by all means turn some-more efficient, though during a same time it contingency also turn reduction stressful, some-more ergonomic and easier for a workforce.”

“The turn of automation in a value tide will continue to increase” André Kleb, Head of Plant Planning and creation unite during a Wolfsburg location, said. “Our idea is fast and fit processes that move serve improvements in a productivity. So it is critical to get a employees on board, deliver them to a new technologies and sight them in how to use them. At a same time we also wish to make a poignant grant to doing demographic change and will be contrast age-friendly workplaces. We will be means to grasp all of this during a new cunning core for innovation”, Kleb continued.

“The new record and creation core is now contrast human-machine communication (HMI). The idea is a automation of stressful slight tasks by a use of robots. In one sold project, robots support employees in drivetrain preassembly tasks where entrance is difficult” explained Thaddäus Kustra, Project Manager for a new record and innovations center. The worker and a drudge work directly alongside one another on a same drivetrain, so optimizing what was formerly an ergonomically severe workplace. A serve advantage is that drivetrain preassembly time is significantly reduced. The hearing proviso runs until summer 2016, and it is designed to afterwards confederate this HMI focus in array production.

Works Council member Jürgen Hildebrandt commented: “We have to comprehend that innovative technologies are changing work processes in a factories. It is critical that a colleagues are not usually prepared for these changes, though that they can also proactively rivet in moulding work in a automobile prolongation plant of a future. Work can by all means turn some-more efficient, though during a same time it contingency also turn reduction stressful, some-more ergonomic and easier for a workforce.”

Another ongoing plan in element upsurge and element doing relates to an ultra-flat driverless ride vehicle. One of a objectives of this programmed guided complement is to revoke a use of forklifts in assembly. Thanks to a new prosaic geometry and a vehicle’s 360° mobility in singular branch space, it will in destiny be probable to ride containers approach to a designation point. That improves element supply potency since employees no longer need to separate a containers from a ride complement and position them during a public line. It is designed to start regulating this complement in element logistics before a finish of this year.

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