Experience personalized customization in smart fac

2022-09-23
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Experience "personalized customization" in "smart factory"

core tip: smart factory is known as the key to realizing intelligent manufacturing in German industry 4.0. During the recent Hannover industrial exhibition, researchers at the University of Hannover exhibited an intelligent Mini ballpoint pen production line, allowing people to experience what personalized customization is

Berlin () -- smart factory is known as the key to realize intelligent manufacturing in German industry 4.0. During the recent Hannover industrial exhibition, researchers at the University of Hannover exhibited an intelligent Mini ballpoint pen production line, allowing people to experience what personalized customization is

this production line is installed in a hall of more than 100 square meters, and the production line is divided into six links. The R & D personnel of the University of Hanover explained, guided and assisted the visitors to complete the intelligent production on site

the first step is personalized customization. When an object has been used for too long with high intensity, it can be customized by filling in its name and email after logging in to a computer against the wall. There are five variables or options: pen head, body, cap, refill and signature. The pen head has three options: convex, concave and flat; The pen body is a continuous variable in a specified range, and the specific parameters are controlled by a virtual pulley sliding left and right on the screen; The cap and refill are available in red, blue and black respectively; The signature can be up to about 20 characters, and the content is customized. After customization, the new hydrogel material will be widely used. The computer will print a two-dimensional code containing all customization information. Two dimensional code readers are specially set for subsequent links

the second step is to generate orders. This link is relatively simple. The universal experimental machine is used as an automobile detection instrument to trace the QR code, and the customized information is input into the whole production line. Paste the QR code to the calibration position of a tray. The SMC charging pile protection pile has the advantages of rust prevention, theft prevention, rain prevention, electric leakage prevention, impact resistance, complete specifications, easy installation and so on. There is a specially designed sponge pad in the tray, which can place the pen head, body, refill and cap

the third step is to produce the pen body. After scanning the QR code, a precision lathe processes a stainless steel pen body blank according to the customized information: first cut the blank to the customized thickness, and then draw an arc at the pen body holding position according to the customization, and then drill, ream and tap. Several cutting heads and drill bits in the lathe cabin automatically switch back and forth. The last process is cutting. A bright and exquisite stainless steel custom pen body is done

the fourth step is assembly. There are several rows of squares above the assembly table, and various pen heads, caps and refill parts are placed in turn. After scanning the QR code, the square of the corresponding customized parts will be illuminated by spotlights of different colors. The experimenter takes out the customized accessories and puts them on the sponge pad of the tray, and then assembles them into a complete ballpoint pen according to the prompt of the display screen

the fifth link is laser lettering. Scan the QR code and put the ballpoint pen into the laser engraving machine. In less than a minute, self selected words and even patterns were engraved on the stainless steel pen

the sixth link is inspection and acceptance. First put the tray at the calibration position and read the QR code. A dexterous machine hand stretches out to automatically grasp the ballpoint pen, and then put it into the quality detector on the other side. After confirming the product quality and meeting the customized information, the words of congratulations will be displayed on the detector screen. A personalized customized ballpoint pen, which is guaranteed to be replaced, has been delivered from the factory

according to the R & D personnel, this is actually a popular science demonstration production line. Although the production line is simple, it embodies some important concepts of industry 4.0: personalized customization and intelligent production. In other words, although the customization of visitors is different, all can be completed on one production line without adding additional production lines or equipment. This high degree of flexibility and mobility in the production process is the embodiment of intelligence

as for how big the demand for personalized customization is, the general view of insiders is that with the progress of technology and the continuous improvement of consumer requirements or tastes, the era of large-scale personalized customization demand should not be far away

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