HRC gearbox and motor assembly
Name of demonstration
ODIN -project Automotive usecase
The Automotive pilot demonstrator targets to increase the productivity of the real industrial process at STELLANTIS premises, by utilizing ODIN key technologies.
This demonstrator consists of modules from all ODIN components. There are three main operations involved:
- the motor & gearbox assembly
- the additional parts assembly
- the quality check
For the first operation, a COMAU AURA high payload collaborative robot is selected to safely pick and place the motor on a conveyor using a custom reconfigurable motor gripper. Also, the AURA robot, is responsible for transporting a gearbox in the proximity of the motor using a custom gearbox gripper. At that point, a human operator manually guides the AURA robot, so that the gearbox aligns with the motor and performs the assembly of these two main parts.
During the second operation, a human operator places some additional parts on the assembly, and after this the TECNALIA dual arm mobile robot performs a screwing while moving task to screw the additional parts on the overall assembly.
During the third operation, the COMAU mobile robot performs the quality inspection and in the case of any support/confirmation needed a human operator is allocated to support the inspection tasks. Based on the definition of the automotive pilot line, the Automotive pilot layout has been consolidated in order to facilitate the three main operations involved in this pilot.
Owner of the demonstrator
University of Patras (LMS)
ODIN Project Coordinator
Dr. Sotiris Makris
Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS),
University of Patras
Fax: + +30-2610-997314
C29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
HRC, human robot collaboration, collaborative robotics, assembly, ODIN project, H2020, ODIN, .
Benefits for the users
The implementation of the automotive pilot line is focusing on a flexible and fenceless robotic system that promotes reconfigurability and collaboration with human operators under the
assembly process of a vehicle car engine. Developed technologies are applicable to all similar use cases requiring reconfigurable HRC.
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