As part of the FertiRob project, automation solutions are to be developed for the various sub-problems in the manufacture and assembly of stacks and electrolyzers. In order to enable efficient and flexible applicability and to guarantee easy scalability, a modular automation system is to be developed. The aim is to develop solutions for the technical issues in the context of assembly, such as the handling of flexible components within narrow tolerance limits, the provision, transport and handling of parts for both small and large components, automatic end-to-end quality inspection, automatic screwing and wiring.
The content of our sub-project is to develop and build functioning assembly systems for demonstration plants for H2 production. This assembly system consists on the one hand of the physical assembly and on the other hand of a virtual assembly system for the assembly of the large-scale plant on site. These innovative assembly and handling systems are to be used adaptably for the many different components, devices, system modules and especially stacks as well as for the different supply systems. In addition to the robot-assisted assembly system, driverless transport systems are being developed, e.g. for container transport or the provision of heavy-duty components, the required gripping technology incl. gripper changer and the associated control system.
This research and development project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.