Joint presentation with Audi Brussels on Automotive Circle

FRS Robotics and Audi Brussels will jointly present on Doors & Closures in Car Body Manufacturing 2019 in Bad Neuheim (near Frankurt). This event is organized by Automotive Circle, the leading communication platform for the automotive and supplier industry.

The joint presentation is titled ‘Flexibly automate ultrasonic fold glue joints inspection on vehicle doors’ and will be given by Maurice-Yves Rubbens (Audi Brussels, Belgium) and Philippe Delforge (FRS Robotics, Belgium).

Innovations in adaptive sensor positioning developed by FRS Robotics enable Audi to flexibly automate manual ultrasonic quality control. FRS Robotics developed a new adaptive robotised solution that flexibly automates the highly sensitive ultrasonic inspection of fold glue joints of Audi vehicle doors. By innovating adaptive robot control software, FRS added the required robot intelligence to continuously take valid ultrasonic measurements along the folded door edge. The presentation covers the technological challenges and innovations involved. The robotised measurements revolutionize today’s manual ultrasonic quality control that is time consuming and error prone. Adaptive Robotic Ultrasonic QC of FRS outperforms traditional automated quality control purely based on a vehicle door computer model. As a result, Audi benefits from a robotised solution that is able to flexibly execute robust ultrasonic inspection on different types of doors, hoods, and trunk lids. The robotised solution speeds up ultrasonic door inspection and also reduces measurement preparation time thanks to straightforward door positioning and system calibration. In the summer of 2019 FRS Robotics commissioned the ‘Robotic Ultrasonic QC’ solution at Audi Brussels, where the first fully electric series model Audi e-tron is produced exclusively. As the first of its kind, the e-tron is manufactured completely CO2-neutral at the converted plant, where also the model’s batteries are assembled.

Automotive Circle, in close cooperation with leading OEM engineering experts of development, process planning and production, organizes practice-oriented conferences, seminars and exhibitions for the international automotive and system supplier industry.

Successful Control exhibit of FRS Robotics

FRS Robotics has demonstrated ‘Robotic Ultrasonic QC’ on vehicle doors in premiere on the Control expo in Stuttgart.

Control 2018 report

We have welcomed many visitors on the FRS Robotics booth on Control 2018 in Germany.

Business TV recording

FRS Robotics has hosted a recording by Kanaal Z, the Belgian business TV channel.

FRS Robotics

A team of experienced robotics specialists and innovators who automate ultrasonic and other inspection and assembly tasks. The result is a faster, more robust, more accurate, and more flexible process that delivers higher production quality standards with less strain for operators and at economically more competitive standards.