Phoenix Contact: Case Study – Automation of the car body assembly line for the new Audi A3
High availability and improved performance
- 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
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.
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.