Human Robot Collaboration in Automotive Final Assembly Gluing Processes
Human and robot are working together hand in hand in final assembly without a separating safety device. The innovative HRC gluing solution from Dürr using a Kuka LBT iiwa robot increases the quality of glued seams, makes the manufacturing process faster and more cost-effective. Examples are the application of glue bead to a GPS Antenna Cover and a gas tank, but there are many other applications possible.
Service - a challenge worth taking
Our Service leaves no stone unturned to give customers speedy and effective support. In the movie “Dürr Worldwide Services – A Challenge Worth Taking”, three Service experts explain what makes their job so special.
Dürr Challenge 2016
How do we want to shape the world for generations to come? What happens if nature is against us? These and other questions were addressed by the 15 participants of the "Dürr Challenge 2016" film competition. Inspired by the motto "World of Tomorrow", we sent three teams of students along with their camera equipment to Buenos Aires, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. There, the young teams recorded images and impressions, creating three individual short films.
Industry 4.0 at Dürr
Dürr presents its digital strategy, which is based on four pillars: smart products, smart services, smart factories and smart processes. Digital transformation has well and truly taken root at Dürr, accelerated by digital@Dürr.
The new EcoRP E043i robot is a world first for fully automated automotive painting. While conventional painting robots works with six motion axes, the new model has a seventh axis. This makes the Dürr robot an unrivaled mover and opens up new options and cost-cutting potentials. The third generation of Dürr robots, unveiled on October 24, is controlled using the new EcoRCMP 2 smart robot controller.
New site in the USA
Dürr has opened a campus site with a modern validation, test and training center in Southfield/Michigan. The office and technology complex combines activities which the mechanical and plant engineering firm had previously carried out at three different locations in the Detroit area.
Dürr Challenge 2015
... was this year’s theme for the international film competition, Dürr Challenge. We looked for fifteen students from various different areas of study to capture the exciting metropolis on film. The participants travelled to Madrid, Toronto and Singapore for a week in teams of 5 to shoot exciting film reportages. The films were created on long days and nights of shooting with plenty of team spirit and a lot of creativity. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all teams for their impressive results. And now: Showtime!
New mechanical engineering site
Dürr officially opened its new mechanical engineering site in Shanghai on Saturday, September 28, 2013. All the Measuring and Process Systems division's Chinese operations are being brought under the single umbrella of Schenck Shanghai Machinery Ltd. with an approximately 600-strong workforce in the manufacturing and office complex in the district of Baoshan.
New production facility
Modernization of test center for painting technology
Dürr has redesigned and upgraded the world’s largest test center for painting technology in Bietigheim-Bissingen. Furthermore the new production facility for robot assembly is introduced (only in German).
With the “Eco+Paintshop” Dürr offers a paint shop with optimized energy utilization, which in addition to providing better environmental compatibility also reduces unit costs and thus creates more competitive edge.
The automotive industry is constantly increasing its emphasis on fully automated robots in mass-production painting. The Dürr Ecopaint painting robot, which can be seen in the film, is the most successful product of its type worldwide with more than 3,000 installations.
Ecopaint WetSystems is the brand name of our modular wet treatment systems. It stands for perfect corrosion protection for your vehicle body and for its quality and value retention. Ecopaint WetSystems successfully unites all components and modules via design integration to form a complete and reliable system.
With the Ecopaint RoDip dip-painting process the body is primed at the beginning of the painting process. Specific to Ecopaint RoDip: The body rotates in the dipping basin and an optimal moisturizing is thereby applied, even in cavities.
EcoCFlex S – The highly flexible cleaning technology
The technology of the EcoCFlex cleaning machine combines proven cleaning methods with the flexibility of a 6-axis robot, fully integrated into a treatment module. This design permits fast process optimization or adjustment, involving quick, minimum-effort workpiece changes or integration of new workpiece types.
EcoCSteam – the environmentally friendly cleaning technology
Dürr Ecoclean innovates with its new EcoCSteam technology for industrial parts cleaning. Based on the high cleaning power of saturated steam vapor, the EcoCSteam technology patented by Dürr Ecoclean is able to deeply and rapidly clean surfaces of any type of material – without using any detergents.
Integrated System Solutions
Dürr Ecoclean is supplying the automobile industry and its suppliers with sophisticated cleaning and automation systems and has the expertise to fexibly integrate complex applications within a production line with full cost-transparency. An increasingly important factor, is the flexibility of the plant and the possibility to adapt a part of the whole system. The R-factor describes the ability of a plant to be retooled, retrofitted and to be reused, re-deployed.
A finished automobile results within just a few hours from a painted body and a multitude of components in the final assembly of automobiles. Dürr supplies the technology for assembly, filling, testing and materials flow.
From miniature engines weighing just a few grams to 400-ton heavy aggregates of a steam turbine: revolving and oscillating components must be balanced in order to increase the service life and quality of the products. The film shows a 6-station machine that balances an electric armature every five seconds recorded in an electrical engine production facility.