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Showroom for the automation of tomorrow

- The Liebherr Tech Center

The Kempten Tech-Center of Liebherr Automation Systems provides a space for trials on high-quality automation solutions. The current focus is on vision-based robotics, bin picking, and processes in battery pack assembly for e-mobility. The Tech Center is a pillar of Liebherr's expertise and innovation potential in the field of automation. Customers benefit from the opportunity to carry out tests using their own workpieces on the equipment at the center.

Kempten (Germany), 07/2022 – There is a concentrated atmosphere in the Tech Center. A test setup for developing gripper strategies for a customer is documented at the bin picking station. Next door, the test facility is running various core processes of battery pack assembly for e-mobility are being tested on the facility. Opposite, an innovative solution for plugging battery module connections is being tested.

Space for exchange and customer trials

The 700-square-meter hall quite literally offers a great deal of space for development and innovation. There is even room for large-scale systems. Until recently, the PHS Allround 3000 had been tested here, a variant of Liebherr's modular pallet handling system for weights of up to three tons. There is also scope for discussion and sharing ideas with customers and within the team. The test hall, customer area and meeting rooms are all under one roof allowing visitors to experience first hand the automation of tomorrow. Customers also have the opportunity to commission or carry out trials with their own workpieces.

Complete bin picking solutions

As one of the leading solution providers in the field of random bin picking, Liebherr tests the interaction of the individual components required for the automated removal of workpieces and feeding into the manufacturing line by robots at the Tech Center: software, vision systems, gripping technology and robotics. Where many other suppliers cover individual areas such as camera technology, Liebherr offers complete solutions. “We deal with all application areas and can therefore select the optimum system for our customers,” explains Thomas Mattern, development manager for automation systems. “Our portfolio includes everything from technology packages for integrators to complete robot cells as plug-and-play solutions.”

But it's not just the company's own tests that are running at the bin picking station. Trials and feasibility studies for customers are also carried out here – from part recognition to removal with complete box emptying to position-dependent positioning in the manufacturing line (see info box). “Every workpiece has different challenges: crank shafts get caught, sheets stick to each other, anti-corrosion film casts shadows or covers parts,” Mattern explains. “We can test all these scenarios really effectively here.”

 

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