The key focus of the project is the development of an efficient manufacturing, installation and test concept for electric vehicle drives, which could be used in small to large scale mass production. The technologies necessary for mass production and installation of electric drives for electric vehicles on a large scale are still in their infancy. Because of the low number of units to date, the level of automation is still too low. But since the demand for electric drives will rise sharply in coming years, a completely new manufacturing concept needs to be explored.
The goal of the project is the development of an efficient manufacturing, assembly and test concept for electric vehicle drives, which could be used in small to large scale mass production systems. Beyond that, it is intended to produce different motor versions, and with little effort adapt the process chain to new technological developments. To achieve this, after analysing future scenarios for types of construction and unit quantities of electric drives, a modular process chain for the future will be developed. The concept will undergo tests for efficiency and certain processes will be selected to demonstrate it.
The aim here is to achieve in the system an extreme level of adaptability to different unit quantities and to new technological developments for the product. The main innovations can be found in the definition of interfaces, in the use of intelligent robots, new manufacturing methods to save materials and in the installation and test concepts.
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)