Agile electric motor manufacturing

Agile electric motor manufacturing

The ECON's target centres around making electric motor manufacturing more agile, thus improving productivity, minimising waste material, and increasing economic-social gains.

The solution

Three TRINITY-originated modules have been integrated into an existing robotic cell for coils winding and to enhance the cell with new collaborative skills. The “Safe Human Detection in a Collaborative Work Cell” module allows the operator to work safely alongside the robot. Thanks to the “Projection-based Interaction Interface for HRC” module, it is possible to control the robot using an innovative interface projected on the working table. The “Object Classification” module allows to automatically recognise different stator designs and input the related parameter set to generate the robot trajectory to wind the coils.


Small manufacturers of electric motors have the strong need to stay agile in their offering, to face quick changes in requests from customers and be flexible towards great variations in the design of the products they make. Collaborative robotics is the right approach to address this need, because it is more flexible than rigid automation, more suitable to manufacture small, different batches of motors and allows manufacturers to take advantage of automation speed and repeatability and human flexibility.


Thanks to ICON, the productivity of the electric motors production line has increased bringing economic benefits. In addition, ICON allows to reduce the number of defective products and thus CO2 emissions. Thanks to ICON it is also possible to increase the level of human-robot collaboration in the cell compared to the traditional situation, and therefore operators can work in a safer environment and their work quality index is improved.

Facts and figures

  • Technology Area:

    Human-Robot Collaboration

  • End User:

    ICPE is a Romanian SME manufacturer of electric machines

  • Start Date - End Date:

    01/07/2020 - 30/06/2021

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • FSTP Funding:

    156 625,00 €

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  • Project results
    The collaborative cell is very useful to improve our production, as it is flexible, yet quick and productive. Thanks to the projected interface the operators can control the robot in a very intuitive and simple way.

    Paul Minciunescu, Head of Servo motors department at ICPE

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