AIRSKIN

AIRSKIN® in moving-line assembly

Revolutionizing Safety in Automotive Manufacturing at Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH with AIRSKIN® 

Exciting strides at AIRSKIN®! In collaboration with InPro electric GmbH (https://www.inpro-electric.de/) we could help Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH make further steps towards open and fenceless production. AIRSKIN® enables automated rolling of door paneling in the open production at the running vonveyor belt.

Application Overview:

  • Automatic rolling of door paneling synchronized on both sides using KUKA Cybertech and AIRSKIN® with 50-100 N pressure.
  • Achieving a remarkable speed of 500 mm/s in open space (and a potential for 750 mm/s), surpassing previous industry standards.
  • Ensuring safety without the need for additional safety technology, marking a leap forward in fenceless applications.

Key Benefits for VW:

  • Improved Ergonomics: Eliminating arduous manual labor and challenging working positions, fostering a safer and healthier workplace environment.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: Empowering employees to focus on complex tasks, optimizing resource utilization for more impactful contributions.
  • Space Optimization: Overcoming spatial constraints by enabling fenceless applications, crucial in VW's finishing areas where setting up traditional fences is impractical.
  • Safety: Completely safe fenceless operation adhering to ISO/TS 15066.

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Impact on Production:

Programmed collision retraction of several centimeters allows uninterrupted production, with a subsequent full stop occuring only if the collision persists, ensuring both safety and productivity.

Our partnership with Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH demonstrates how AIRSKIN® unifies productivity, safety and workplace ergonomics within the automotive sector.

We take pride in supporting Volkswagen's dedication to innovation and ensuring the well-being of their employees.