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20-21 February 2018 Bad Nauheim

Assembly Engineering 2018

with 13 OEM reports from Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, John Deere, Opel, Renault and Škoda!


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

8.45h   Welcome & conference introduction
Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE


9.00h   Managing complexity on shopfloor: Variant diversity’s impact on mental ergonomics and assembly quality
Dr. Benjamin Baumann, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, DE


9.45h   Radome conformity position check with augmented reality technology applied to a manufacturing environment
Dominique Graille, Renault S.A.S, FR
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10.15h   Adaptive image processing and machine vision system
Erdem Altug, Ford Otosan, TR
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10.45h   Coffee & contacts
11.15h   Verification of critical screw assembly cases by tool-guided image processing
Robert Bücher, A.R.T. - Advanced Realtime Tracking GmbH, DE
11.45h   Flexible exhaust extraction in dynamic vehicle test
Reinhard Krenzer, Opel Automobile GmbH, DE
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12.15h   Vehicle electronics architecture validation (e-cubing) (working title)
Renan Migoto, Lisa Clark, Jaguar Land Rover, GB
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12.45h   lunch break
14.00h   Intelligent commissioning strategies by using in-line wheel adaption to secure modern vehicles in production
Marcel Otto, Prof. Dr. Rainer Müller, ZeMA - Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH, DE
14.30h   Total quality robotic manufacturing
Günther Battenberg, Battenberg Robotic GmbH & Co. KG, DE

Automatisation and HRC systems

15.00h   Fully- automated camera-controlled joining process of the front end module of the new Ford Fiesta
Jochen Bruckmann, Daniel Pejkovski, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE; Sven Bischof, VMT Vision Machine Technic Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH, DE
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15.30h   Coffee & contacs
16.00h   Computer-Aided Safety - a new design paradigm for applications in automotive industry featuring human-robot collaboration
Prof. Dr. Norbert Elkmann, Fraunhofer IFF, DE
16.30h   Application of plasma for activation of surfaces with the use of human-robot collaboration
Tomáš Jarolímek, Matej Sedo, Škoda Auto a.s., CZ
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17.00h   "G-SMURF” marriage innovation forecasting future electrification
Takeshi Hara, Honda Engineering, JP; Adam Kesner, Honda of America Manufacturing, US
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17.30h   Assistance robotics based on standard industrial robots
Dr. Peter Heiligensetzer, MRK-Systeme GmbH, DE
18.00h   Get together
18.45h   Networking Night

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


8.30 h   Fascination of digital twin - learning from the small series
Tobias Herwig, IPO.Plan, DE

Ergonomics and Assembly Assistance


Collaborative robots, exoskeletons, and other ergonomic innovations - What is really helpful for the operator?

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Dr. Ralph Hensel, Audi AG, DE; Prof. Dr. Lars Fritzsche, imk automotive GmbH, DE

9.30h   FibreTEC3D: A low-cost approach to ultra-lightweight operating equipment
Niklas Minsch, Daimler AG, DE
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10.00h   Coffee & contacts

Process Optimisation

10.30h   The assembly of the future
Wolfgang Kern, Audi AG, DE
11.00h   Changeable assembly - line-less and without cycle time contraints
Guido Hüttemann, RWTH Aachen, DE
11.30h   Predictive models for in-sequence kits delivery in final assembly
Dominique Graille, Renault S.A.S., FR

Vehicle presentation: BMW 6 series: Innovative product and process concept
Jürgen Hartmann, Thomas Dengler, BMW Group, DE

subsequent discussion at the vehicle

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12.45h   lunch break

Bestowal of the Assembly Engineering Innovation Award 2018
OEM Advisory Board and Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE

14.30h   Flexibility and efficiency in material supply becomes reality
Dr. Knut Borrmann, MVI PROPLANT Nord GmbH, DE
15.00h   Agile Low-Cost assembly – flexible, decentralized, and with reduced investments
Ruben Förstmann, RWTH Aachen, DE
15.30h   Conclusion and farewell
OEM Advisory Board and Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE
15.45h   End of conference

Subject to change (Status as of 15 February 2018)

Conference Chair

Katharina Röder

Katharina Röder

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-315


Conference Organisation

Mareike Bäumlein

Mareike Bäumlein

Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-383


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