18. September 2019
In cooperation with the member companies Miele, PTC, Bossard, Elisa, and Atlas Copco, the E4TC developed an One-Piece-Flow 4.0 for assembly. The project is realized at the demonstration factory at the RWTH Aachen Campus.

Equipped with location sensors, a digitally connected assembly tool can be used at each assembly station. Product, tool, sensor data, bill of material and process plans are integrated through an IoT platform. The smart tool retrieves the correct parameters at each assembly station automatically. All assembly steps are reported and documented without the need for manual intervention. The location tracking ensures that the assembly tool can only be used at the designated assembly stations. The smart assembly station minimizes waste and increases both flexibility and quality of the assembly process.

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