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Fendt MOD MO25F01: Expansion of an AGVS for Integrating Hybrid Assembly Stations for the Additional Production of E-Tractors

Datum: 2023 to 2024
Contracting entity: DS AUTOMOTION GmbH – Linz /Austria
End customer/site of installation: AGCO Fendt – Marktoberdorf

Project description:

  • Entire electric planning (hardware construction, software project planning)
  • Extension of control cabinet construction
  • Provision of control technology for the extension works
  • Assembly and installation
  • System commissioning

Technologies (excerpt):

  • 1 piece S7-414F-3PN/DP
  • 4 pieces MP277 10“ TOUCH
  • 10 pieces access points for Wi-Fi coverage (communication with vehicles)
  • 30 pieces vehicles for transport and setup of the tractors (combustion engines and e-tractors)


Process description:

The assembly line was adapted for the integration of the new electric vehicle (E124P series) into the final assembly of tractors in Marktoberdorf. The automated guided vehicle system (AGVS) ejects the vehicles with bodies for electric tractors from the existing production line so that the high-voltage assembly and testing processes can be carried out in a new, separate hall area. The electric tractors are then fed back into the existing production line. Of a maximum of four workstations in the new section, two will initially be fully integrated. 

The central control system developed by Kocher for the AVGS carries out not only the data management with the hall control system of the end customer (order data to error messages), but also all process-relevant orders of the vehicles through the 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 throughout the entire production line at all station control points.

For instance, a visualization interface allows entries to be made to adjust parameters and select/deselect processes. All processes, positions of the vehicles and overviews of interfaces to station and vehicle controls as well as error messages are displayed.

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