Revolutionizing Sheet Metal Processing at Magna Steyr with Eleven Dynamics
"The implementation of Eleven Dynamics' digital twin demonstrated immediate and impressive results, improving process reliability, increasing throughput, and providing high-quality measurement data."
Magna Steyr, a renowned name in the automotive industry, specializes in sheet metal processing. They manufacture crucial components like front and rear doors, and hoods for major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Mercedes and Fisker. Ensuring these parts meet the stringent tolerances is a critical aspect of their operation. However, the traditional measurement room approach was proving insufficient in guaranteeing process reliability.

Challenge: Ensuring Process Reliability in Sheet Metal Inspection

The challenge was to ensure that all sheet metal parts met the required tolerances before they left the factory. The traditional measurement room approach was not providing the necessary process reliability. The need was for a solution that could inspect 100% of the parts quickly and accurately, ensuring that only quality parts were delivered to the OEMs.

Solution: A Proof of Concept (POC) with a Digital Twin of a Measurement Cell

Eleven Dynamics AG stepped in with a solution. They presented a Proof of Concept (POC) of a digital twin of a measurement cell at Magna Steyr. This digital twin, powered by Nexos 4.0 software, was capable of simulating and managing automated measurement processes.

The solution was flexible and adaptable, designed to meet Magna Steyr's specific needs. It could support any robot, sensor, and cell configuration, making it a perfect fit for the diverse range of sheet metal parts that Magna Steyr produced.

a solution that could inspect 100% of the parts quickly and accurately

Results: Improved Process Reliability and Increased Throughput

The results were immediate and impressive. All parts could be checked within the digital twin in just a few minutes, ensuring 100% control. The solution improved process reliability, increased throughput, and provided high-quality measurement data.

The POC demonstrated the added value of the solution in real-time, convincing Magna Steyr of its effectiveness. The solution integrated seamlessly with existing systems at Magna Steyr, including KUKA robots, POLYWORKS software, and the LEICA AS1 scanner.

Conclusion: A Step Towards the Future of Sheet Metal Processing

The successful implementation of the POC at Magna Steyr is a testament to the power of Eleven Dynamics' solutions. By leveraging advanced software like Nexos 4.0 and state-of-the-art digital twin technology, Eleven Dynamics is helping companies like Magna Steyr step into the future of sheet metal processing.