2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
During the assembly of the Audi A4 and A5, humans and robots work together for the first time in the main plant. The lightweight robot helps with the assembly of the CFRP roof of the RS 5 Coupé.
Audi provides its employees with a so-called MRK lightweight robot to help them assemble the CFRP roofs of the RS 5 Coupé at the main plant in Ingolstadt. The "adhesive application with robot assistance" - Klara for short - supports people during final assembly.
For the VW subsidiary from Ingolstadt, this helper is a first for final assembly. However, similar robots are already integrated into production for the body shop in the main plant and Brussels, as well as in the engine assembly in Győr, as Audi announced.
Klara without a protective fence
First the employee tilts the roof on a turntable and triggers the gluing process. Klara now applies the five-meter-long strand of adhesive, then the employee installs the roof in the car.
What is new is that Klara does not need a protective fence like conventional robots, so that space on the assembly line is saved. The Audi employee has the upper hand during and after the end of the process and can stop the process at any time. (AG / TF)