Human robot interaction with LBR iiwa perfectly suited for precision transmissions
The traditional European automobile maker Škoda became a Volkswagen Group subsidiary in 1991. In 2011, Volkswagen decided to convert the 1,000-employee Škoda plant in Vrchlabí to one that exclusively produces its DQ200 seven-gear, dual-clutch, direct-shift automatic transmission system.
“This kind of transmission puts very high requirements on precision,” says Ivan Slimák, General Manager at the Vrchlabí plant. “For example, we have a lot of moving parts with very, very tight tolerance.”
This kind of precision is what the KUKA LBR iiwa does best. The sensitive robot inserts the gear actuator pistons precisely and gently using input from the sensors on each of its seven axes.