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New human-robot team-work in Audi’s prolongation processes

Human-robot team-work during Audi: At a plant in Ingolstadt, a PART4you drudge works hand-in-hand with people – though any reserve barriers and ideally blending to a employees’ operative cycles. This innovative record creates prolongation work easier and improves ergonomics. Direct team-work between male and machine: At a categorical plant in Ingolstadt, Audi has for a initial time deployed a drudge that works “hand-in-hand” with humans – though a reserve separator and ideally blending to a employees’ operative cycles. It is a initial human-robot team-work during a Volkswagen Group to be practical in final assembly. This innovative record creates work easier for a public employees and creates ergonomic improvements.

For Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board of Management Member for Production during AUDI AG, human‑robot team-work opens adult wholly new possibilities: “The bureau of a destiny will underline augmenting communication between male and machine. That allows us to automate slight operations and to optimize ergonomically adverse workplaces.” But also in a future, there will be no bureau though people. “People will continue to make a decisions on prolongation processes. And a employees will continue to be essential for future-oriented, successful production.”

Peter Mosch, Chairman of a Group Works Council of AUDI AG, commented: “We see a opportunities presented by a advancing communication between male and machine. The wilful aspect for us is how this growth is guided. We acquire it when it conjunction jeopardizes jobs nor leads to people losing autonomy to machines.”

For a employees of a A4/A5/Q5* public lines during Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, a new, approach team-work between humans and robots is an huge help: Until now, they have had to hook over element boxes to take out a coolant enlargement tanks. At initial glance, this seems like a elementary task, though with visit repetitions it can lead to behind problems. From now on, a charge will be taken over by a robot, famous internally as “PART4you”.

It works hand-in-hand with a Audi employees and is propitious with a camera and an integrated suction cup. This enables it to collect adult a components from a boxes and to pass them to a public workers – though any reserve barrier, during a right time and in an ergonomically optimal position. “In a prolongation routine with augmenting farrago of indication versions, PART4you provides a employees with critical assistance. It selects a scold member and binds it prepared to be taken. This means that a employees no longer have to strech over prolonged distances or hook down repeatedly. The drudge becomes an public partner handling during a same speed as a public workman – and not a other approach around,” settled Johann Hegel, Head of Assembly Technology Development.

“Thanks to a soothing protecting skin with integrated reserve sensors, there is no risk to a employees,” explained Hegel. Because PART4you fulfills a special reserve precautions for auxiliary robots, a intelligent complement has perceived a compulsory certificate from a employers’ guilt word association.

Since 2013, Audi employees in a A4 physique emporium in Ingolstadt have been operative with a same form of drudge versed with an glue projection instead of a suction crater – though with bound timing and though flitting components. In a physique shop, a robots support a employees by requesting glue to connected seams. Instead of requesting a glue to a physique tools themselves, a employees usually have to put them in place and start a involuntary procedure.

Audi is formulation serve applications of human-robot cooperation, also during a general prolongation sites.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi A4:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 10.7 – 4.2;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 249 – 104

Audi A5:
Fuel expenditure total in l/100 km: 10.7 – 4.2;
CO2 emissions total in g/km: 249 – 109

Audi Q5:
Fuel expenditure total in l/100 km: 8.5 – 4.9;
CO2 emissions total in g/km: 199 – 129