The Industry 4.0 system can be used for fully automated manufacture of three-part workpieces for up to eight different end products. A touch panel allows you to select a graphic of the desired workpiece assembly. This is saved on an RFID tag attached to the workpiece carrier when production is authorised.
The workpiece carrier instructs the processing stations how the workpieces are to be combined and assembled. It is possible to program eight different workpieces in this way. After production is complete, the end product is removed from the mouth of the machine and can then be prepared for dispatch.
Since the stations are fully networked via PROFIBUS and PROFINET, it is possible to monitor the functionality on a permanent basis and to carry out diagnosis.