Phoenix Contact: Case Study – Automation of the car body assembly line for the new Audi A3

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Summary

  • When Audi AG redesigned its Audi A3, the company needed an entire new assembly line in Ingolstadt, Germany
  • This third-generation assembly line had special requirements for flexibility, performance, and diagnostics in the automation solution
  • The Phoenix Contact RFC 470S safety controller using the Profinet/Profisafe system met the system needs

Customer profile

For the new Audi A3 body assembly line, Audi engineers selected the Pro net/Pro safe system from Phoenix Contact.

For the new Audi A3 body assembly line in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi engineers selected the Profinet/Profisafe system from Phoenix Contact. The assembly line for the production of the third generation of this high-tech, lightweight vehicle body places special requirements on flexibility, performance, and diagnostics in the automation solution.

Challenge

Audi AG built a new two-level production building to assemble its completely redesigned Audi A3 body. The assembly line uses up to 800 robots. The complete body assembly line is divided into 130 cells.

 

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