In the stress tests, all components have to perform outstandingly well. The test chamber is called the "Muckibude", the local dialect term for gym.
There, each drive has to sweat out 10,000 to 20,000 double strokes in extremely tough conditions to prove that it meets our high standard of quality.
Production in Ammersbek - From handwork to fully automated manufacturing
By consistently expanding automation in production, they have already taken an important step towards the future. This has enabled us to cut production costs, boost efficiency and improve quality. The best part: automation has not negatively affected their workforce. Instead, employees have received special training that enables them to make a long-term contribution as we move towards Industry 4.0.
Production orders with a certain touch
Every production order is recorded in SAP and forward them directly to the workstations on the production floor. State-of-the-art touchscreens give employees an overview of all pending orders and allow them insight into all important documents relating to the solutions being produced.
Even the labels and type plates can be printed through the production data acquisition system. This system has given an enormous boost to the efficiency of our production processes and is a vital component of Industry 4.0 standard.
A separate housing centre
In the new rod machining centre at headquarters, the ALBZ-100 mills and drills the aluminium housings for their drives. Thus the new machine cuts production times in half. In addition to the time savings, it offers high production flexibility and higher availability for meeting customer requirements.
In future, significantly faster response to customer requests will be possible, along with a real boost in the speed of production. The machine, which costs some 450,000 euros, needs only a few seconds for each tube.
All surface-mounted device (SMD) components for drives and controllers are produced using automated placement machines. For this purpose, the circuit boards are placed on belts that guide them into the machine. A robot arm positions the electronic components with lightning speed and accurate to the millimetre.
The components placed on the board are then soldered using the reflow soldering process. The last step is automated optical inspection of all boards by a high-resolution camera and specially trained personnel.