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Previously responsible for the rough, collaborative robots “Cobots“Take on more and more jobs in the future - side by side with people. Harting shows in cooperation with customers and partners different scenarios and technologies "with instinct".

"For Luke of Papa" is written on the little yellow box. Shortly before, the Kuka lightweight robot put the white Siku car with Harting imprint there. Another Kuka robot drives it - past the trade fair visitor - to the next production cell, where the second vehicle is already waiting for Lukas. Papa placed the order days ago in the specially designed web configurator and triggered the order at the Hanover Fair at the Harting stand via a QR code on his mobile phone.

The smart factory "Haii4you" demonstrates on the toy car the completely vertical integration from the customer to the flexible production of a product, divided into self-contained, yet fully networked production cells. The activities in each manufacturing cell are carried out by a collaborative Kuka lightweight robot. The transport of goods between the cells takes place via a mobile Kuka Iiwa robot.

Perfact Innovation, partner company in the Mica Network, has also created digital twins of the system and robots. This generates a digital image of production processes, with the help of which remote maintenance and condition monitoring are visualized and simplified. The company Expleo reads the power moments of the robotic grippers to detect signs of wear. To do this, the data in the Microsoft Azure Cloud is evaluated and compared with historical data. The system thus demonstrates the full range of modern production methods and connectivity in line with the "Integrated Industry - Industrial Intelligence" theme.

Start-up builds next-generation assembly workstation

A workplace for the intelligent, collaborative assembly of small parts is the business model of MTEK. The young company from Sweden shows an assembly workstation with a collaborating robot. The two-armed ABB robot can detect and grasp small objects and is used for assembly and handicraft activities side by side with people.

MTEK's business model is a software-as-a-service for process execution and control. "Mica and RFID turn the assembly workstation and process into an integrated unit with complete traceability," says Olaf Wilmsmeier, RFID Business Development Manager at Harting, about the cooperation with the Swedes. Wilmsmeier supported MTEK in the integration of UHF RFID technology and already knows the company from the joint project of the "Factory in a Box" from Nokia, which was one of the audience highlights at last year's trade fair.

Replica of human gripping

Harting10419Meanwhile, researchers are working to further develop the gripping processes of robotic arms and grippers and to enrich a haptic perception. How advanced technologies are in this area is shown by Harting in cooperation with Shadow Robot Company Ltd. The British company has designed a robotic hand in the function and dimension of a human hand to develop algorithms for the simulation of human gripping. The hand has 24 joints, from which 20 can be independently controlled. The ability to rotate in all directions gives a precise and reliable grip on the objects.

Multi-functional sensors have been integrated into the fingertips to measure different functions such as pressure sensitivity, temperature and vibration. The finger tips of the robot hand are produced by Harting AG Biel in Switzerland using the 3D-MID technology (Mechatronic Integrated Device). This makes it possible to equip sensor functions directly on a three-dimensional base body.


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  • Hannover Messe Hall 12, Stand D03 Specialist articles Food producers have so far been skeptical about the use of connectors in sensitive areas. They fear that interfaces with their outlines will break through the easily washable, smooth surfaces. But you need them in the product-related area for cleaning. Harting has developed a special connector for such applications. The Han F + B withstands intensive cleaning. It also opens up new options for the design, assembly and maintenance of such food production facilities.
  • Hannover Messe Hall 12, Booth D03, Harting's specialist article at the Hannover Messe 2020 is based on the motto of the industrial show “Industrial Transformation”. In this focus, the technology group under the claim "All for Ethernet" ahead and sets new standards for the industrial network for the networking of technical devices, machines and systems for the 75th anniversary. Other highlights will include new connector solutions, the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Industrial Partner Network and other industrial interfaces and configurators.
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  • Logimat Hall 4, Stand D61 The Haning DDD miniature connector from Harting currently covers the miniaturization in robotics and automation technology most consistently. The triple D stands for maximum contact density. Safe signal transmission also takes up little space. This miniature connector has more than doubled the number of contacts compared to the previous standard. The dimensions and electrical properties have remained the same for this version.
  • The Harting Technology Group and Expleo have signed a IIoT cooperation agreement. Peter Seidenschwang (r.), Head of Industry at Expleo and Philip Harting, CEO Harting, signed the agreement. This confirms long-term cooperation in the area of ​​Internet of Things solutions and data-driven services for industrial customers. Harting offers the modular edge computer Mica designed for industrial applications for industrial applications. Expleo realizes this with its expertise in connectivity, visualization, data analysis and artificial intelligence.
  • Automobile specialist Rinspeed presents the new concept vehicle "Metrosnap" at CES 2020 in January in Las Vegas. The developer once again relies on the Harting technology group with an individually designed interface that supplies the vehicle with energy, data and signals. The interface module supports the driver in using the vehicle quickly and flexibly for a wide variety of tasks.
  • For his outstanding commitment as a designer and promoter of technology, science and business, Dr.-Ing. eh Dietmar Harting (2., left) was honored with the award of the Karmarsch-Denkmünze of the Leibniz Universitätsgesellschaft Hannover eV. The eulogy was held by former President Christian Wulff.
  • The Harting Technology Group in Espelkamp held up well in the 2018/19 financial year despite a difficult economic environment. Sales declined slightly and fell by 1,6% to € 750 million (previous year: € 762 million). The globally active family company achieved the second-highest turnover in its 74-year history.
  • With the “Han” configurator from Harting for the design of connectors, users can now make individual adjustments to the housings of mass-produced industrial interfaces for the first time. Cable entries and labeling of housings can be modified.
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