Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Processing cell INTAKT: economical automation for laser materials processing, also for small series

23.09.2009
At the world's leading trade fair for innovative electronics production, Productronica, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will exhibit an innovative plant to laser weld power electronic modules.

It enables a comprehensive automation of the process chain including all assembly and production steps and is particularly appropriate for small series. In addition, the institute is also presenting the compact welding station TWISTER for the welding of plastics.

At Stand 145 in Hall B3 of this year's Productronica (November 10 - 13, 2009, Messe München), the Fraunhofer ILT is presenting a flexible assembly cell with an automated laser joining process: the innovative INTAKT production cell. This unit enables automated laser beam welding through modular construction; when manually loaded or unloaded, it automatically links further testing and assembly processes together. The cell's process modules can be reconfigured quickly, its clamping technology is extremely flexible, and innovative image processing has been integrated to reduce the mount construction - all paramount for INTAKT. Indeed, the cell can process in cycle times of up to one second per component. Thanks to the extensive automation of assembly and production processes, the cell can also permit small series production that is reproducable and competitively priced. Large series processes can be qualified with the innovative assembly cell under conditions close to those of production. The INTAKT processing cell will be used in precision, structural design, and electrical engineering.

A further highlight at Productronica is the compact welding station TWIST. With the TWIST® process, Aachen's researchers have developed and qualified a novel, compact and industry-ready plant concept to laser weld plastics. In contrast to conventional joining procedures, this new process is characterized by its higher process speed and flexibility when forming welding contours. In particular, it is suitable for small and medium series - those which need quick retooling. An important area of application is microfluidics and medical technology, e.g. for processing microtiter plates and medical single-use products.

In addition, visitors will be able to gather information about laser-beam based processes for microstructuring, surface functionality as well as microcladding.

Contact Partners at Fraunhofer ILT
Our experts would be glad to answer any questions you may have:
Dr.-Ing. Alexander Olowinsky
Department of Micro Technology
Telephone +49 241 8906-491
alexander.olowinsky@ilt.fraunhofer.de
Dipl.-Ing. Jens Gedicke
Department of Micro Technology
Telephone +49 241 8906-145
jens.gedicke@ilt.fraunhofer.de
Dr. Arnold Gillner
Head of Department of Micro Technology
Telephone +49 241 8906-148
arnold.gillner@ilt.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen
Germany
Tel. +49 241 8906-0
Fax. +49 241 8906-121

Axel Bauer | idw
Further information:
http://www.ilt.fraunhofer.de/eng/100000.html

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht Bug-proof communication with entangled photons
22.06.2017 | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

nachricht LZH at the LASER World of Photonics 2017: Light for Innovation
16.06.2017 | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?

23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL

23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Equipping form with function

23.06.2017 | Information Technology

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>