ECKARD MAUCH CREATES QUALITY AT ALL LEVELS

Lean production processes head Eckard Mauch GmbH towards industry 4.0. The company from Mühlacker has been asserting itself on the market for over 30 years by focusing on special machine construction and automation technology.

The family-owned company operates worldwide and focuses on quality and technical expertise. Therefore, the Baden-Württemberg company has added the innovative collegue "Smart Klaus", which supports in not one but two areas of application. By using the assistance system in assembly and end-of-line testing, they ensure 100 percent quality despite increasing complexity and additional product variants.

SMART IS NOT ALWAYS SMART

On a daily basis Eckard Mauch GmbH assembles and checks components on-site for customers. The component assembly, which usually consist of several components, was previously carried out with the aid of assembly instructions on paper. The acquiring of assembly knowledge was very time-consuming and errorneous. Furthermore the assembly process was not consistent, causing different quality results and process times. In addition, vision sensors or smart cameras were previously used for end-of-line testing, whereby a large number of sensors or smart cameras were required when components had to be highly variable.  The purchase of these cameras is very costly and also requires new configurations for future projects.

INTELLIGENT AND CLEVER: THE "SMART KLAUS" ENSURES A SLIM LINE

As from now, the assistance system accompanies the customer of Eckard Mauch GmbH via intelligent image processing during assembly and final inspection. In both areas, the employee is guided audio visually through the process.