The mechanical engineering specialist from Lower Bavaria uses networked robots and state-of-the-art camera technology to manufacture assembly lines for the automotive industry. HELUKABEL products help the company meet the extraordinarily high demands placed on these semi-automated or fully automated production lines.
The mobility revolution is in full swing. Alongside new economical combustion engines, the majority of vehicle manufacturers are currently developing fully electric or hybrid models. Rapid action is required to keep up with the advance of these drive technologies. Shop floors must be reconditioned to manufacture electric vehicles – something that often requires completely new assembly lines. For Siegfried Anetseder, this means running his factory at full speed. “We can hardly cope with the inquiries from car manufacturers at the moment,” says the founder and managing director of Prowin A + W Automationstechnik. Its workforce, which now numbers around 210 employees, is spread across three locations: Hauzenberg, Hundsdorf (both in the district of Passau) and Magdeburg. The specialist is a single source supplier of everything: sensor technology, measurement technology, robotics, test engineering, electrical assembly, software and connectivity to higher-level control and database systems. “This broad spectrum makes us a particularly powerful partner,” says Anetseder. Thanks to its own production facilities, the company can react flexibly and precisely to the requirements and wishes of its customers. Anetseder, who first set up a toolmaking business 25 years ago with his business partner Hubert Wimmer, describes on the latest expansion of the company: “Prowin recently built a new assembly shop at the Hundsdorf site. Here, assembly lines for well-known automotive conglomerates are designed, built, tested and dismantled before being installed and commissioned at the customer’s facility. The latest order was for a 104-metre (341-foot) long fully automated front axle assembly line for electric cars in which the motor and transmission, steering system, axle, and suspension components, basically the entire front section of a car, had to be assembled in 35 seconds.”