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BMW DGF BA14: AGVS for a High-Voltage Battery Assembly (New Battery Production Plant)

Date: 2023 to 2024
Contracting entity: DS AUTOMOTION GmbH – Linz /Austria
End customer/site of installation: BMW Dingolfing (W2.20)

Project description:

  • Entire electric planning (hardware construction, software project planning)
  • Control cabinet construction
  • Provision of control technology
  • Assembly and installation
  • Virtual commissioning, physical system start-up

Technologies (excerpt):

  • 1 piece S7-1500 with CPU 1518F – PN/ DP
  • 1 piece OC visualization with WinCC Unified on Beckhoff CP3224-2003-0020
  • 2 pieces OP visualization with WinCC Unified on Beckhoff CP3224-2001-0020
  • 3 pieces access points for Wi-Fi coverage (communication with vehicles)
  • 45 pieces vehicles with swiveling unit and workpiece carrier for the transport and assembly of the high-voltage storage systems (HVS)

Process description:

The central control system developed by Kocher for the automated guided vehicle system (AVGS) carries out not only the data management with the hall control system of the end customer (order data preview to error messages), but also all process-relevant orders of the vehicles through the robot cells and manual processing stations.

The master controller with its own Wi-Fi communication is the heart of the entire plant workflow. It controls and monitors the process from the transmission of order data (marriage) throughout the production line at all station controls.

A visualization interface allows, for example, input for the adjustment of parameters, HVS ident numbers, process selection/deselection. All processes, positions of the vehicles and the on-board swivel devices, interface overviews to station and vehicle controls, and error messages are displayed.

In addition to the standard process sequences, emergency strategy concepts are implemented according to customer requirements.