Automotive electronics production of the future
Perfect synergy between innovation and cost-effectiveness thanks to our specialized robotics portfolio and expert know-how
The automotive and electronics industries have more points of contact from one year to the next, with automotive electronics being the most automated sector in the electronics industry. KUKA has years of expertise in both sectors as well as the correspondingly certified robotics and software. To ensure that the high demands on the vehicle electronics components are met, such as temperature resistance, long service life and extreme robustness against vibrations and shocks, automated production is indispensable. We offer customers complete system solutions, from the concept and implementation through to maintenance.
Technological progress for the manufacture of modern vehicles: solutions and products from KUKA
In the interactive graphic, discover the successful use of our robots and cobots in vehicle electronics in order to maximize manufacturing capacities and make production more efficient and reliable. We rely not only on high-quality machines, but also on environmentally friendly and sustainable automation solutions:
Thermal management system
Extreme temperatures have a negative impact on e-mobile batteries, cause rapid discharge and shorten service life. Efficient thermal management is of decisive importance for protection. Precise production of the systems prevents failures.
Display and infotainment
On-board electronics systems improve functional safety for humans and comfort when traveling. Manufacturers have to respond quickly to changing trends. Robots are indispensable in the manufacture of these components, as they can be retaught in a very short time and ensure the long-term success of the manufacturers.
The use of robots in production offers flexibility in the continuous development of electric motors. ESD-protected robots enable reliable and flexible production. With the KUKA RoboTeam software, multiple machines are used and coordinated efficiently in assembly.
The inverter converts direct current into alternating current for the vehicle motor and can also convert AC to DC to charge the battery. Robots manufacture the complex inverters with very short cycle times and perform quality inspection using vision systems.
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Headlights and rear lights
Vehicle lighting must be energy-efficient and durable. Robots have been supporting production for many years and ensure that every headlight and every rear light is produced absolutely waterproof and clean. And at high speed, with precisely calculable production costs.
Supercomputers and other control units
In vehicle technology, high performance computers (HPCs) in electric cars enable fast Internet, regular safety updates and innovative driving functions. Reliable robots that work with great precision are used to manufacture these highly complex electronic devices.
Since on-board chargers are becoming ever more compact and with improved interference suppression options, many companies are increasingly relying on the use of robots. These enable fast adaptation to new requirements and make it easier for people to master tasks featuring small parts.
Battery management system (BMS)
The BMS is essential for electric cars, as it controls, monitors and detects the charge of the drive battery. It also provides thermal management and balancing of the battery cells. Robots ensure quality in BMS production.
EVs and HEVs have two separate DC networks connected by the DC/DC converter. Our automation technology keeps things flowing in the production of DC/DC converters.