Symposium at SPN: Integrated manufacturing and development chain in drive technology

From left to right: Hubert Kraus (Zollner Elektronik AG); Maximilian Fromberger (RENK GmbH); Stefan Sendlbeck (FZG); Nicolai Sprogies (FZG); Rainer Hertle (SPN Schwaben Präzision Fritz Hopf GmbH); Thomas Ramming (Bayern Innovativ GmbH).

Extensive tour through the production at SPN

Lively exchange during the factory tour where SPN was able to present parts of the digital production.

On May 5, 2022, the Mechatronics & Automation Cluster invited the host SPN Schwaben Präzision Fritz Hopf GmbH to the symposium "Integrated Manufacturing and Development Chain" in Nördlingen.

The networking of product development and manufacturing systems is taking on an increasingly important role in the economy. Also especially in mechatronic drive technology.

To this end, Bayern innovativ and the FZG project house in Augsburg yesterday organized the drive technology symposium "Integrated manufacturing and development chain" at SPN Schwaben Präzision Fritz Hopf GmbH in Nördlingen.

After a long time, more than 25 participants were again able to successfully exchange information on digital topics and simultaneous engineering in presence form. Interesting presentations conveyed practical content on the integration of a digital process chain, from development to manufacturing.

In addition to the highlight of an exciting and extensive plant tour through the production of SPN with insights into various areas, the presentations of the speakers rounded off the symposium. The managing director and host, Rainer Hertle (SPN Schwaben Präzision Fritz Hopf GmbH), demonstrated how digital production is already being successfully implemented in the company, for example in tool databases and NC programming. Stefan Sendlbeck and Nicolai Sprogies (Research Center for Gears and Transmission Systems) addressed the joint project FORCuDE@BEV in their presentation and provided insights into the development of BEV transmission data models and the methodology for the development of innovative drive systems.

Hubert Kraus (Zollner Elektronik AG) demonstrated how to successfully develop products through simultaneous engineering. Christian Seitel (GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG), who was online from quarantine, described how digitalization optimizes the company's own production facilities and makes them more efficient. Finally, Maximilian Fromberger (RENK GmbH) gave insights into how digital process chains are successfully used in the company's own production.


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