SynDiQuAss - »Synchronisation of digitalisation, quality assurance and assistance systems«

SynDiQuAss - »Synchronisation of digitalisation, quality assurance and assistance systems at workplaces with a low level of automation«

What will the workplace of the future look like? How can assistance systems support employees in production and how can production processes be made more flexible and innovative?

Over the past three years, the joint project SynDiQuAss - »Synchronisation of digitalisation, quality assurance and assistance systems at workplaces with a low level of automation« - has been dealing with these and other questions.

The goal: to integrate digitalisation, assistance systems and quality assurance into a system that networks workplaces, factory planning and quality data for needs-based process control and thus makes everyday work easier and more progressive.

Together with Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and other project partners, Fraunhofer IGCV has set itself this goal in recent years.

Since 2017, funding amounting to 1.7 million euros from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund has been available for the research - and the results are impressive.

Project steps and their success

In the project's first step, the research partners of Fraunhofer IGCV and Augsburg University of Applied Sciences determined the requirements for the workplaces of the industrial partners. How can these be synchronised and redesigned?

The evaluation was followed by the construction of a demonstrator to test the assistance systems. In particular, it was investigated which production parameters, worker skills or cross-process interactions must be considered when dimensioning the system.

This step was followed by the construction of a test workplace where the optimal synchronisation of digitalisation, assistance and quality assurance was developed for the workplaces desired by the company. Here, the interests and requirements of the company and its employees were in the foreground - the workplace should take up and combine individual needs.

Subsequently, the model was transferred into practice - it was a matter of concretising the findings from the first step: Establishing the new workplace in the partner companies. The trial operation enabled the optimisation of the assistance systems.

One example: At the research partner »Schwaben Präzision«, the assembly of different gearbox lot sizes is to be made more efficient and easier. After installing demonstrators and trying them out at a test workplace, new assistance systems have been developed over the last three years that enable employees to assemble complex mechatronic product groups more quickly. In addition, the space requirement could be reduced and the design of the production lines is now more flexible.

After the successful transfer to the companies, the focus was on processing the project results. The results obtained offer great potential for the economic region of Swabia.

SMEs benefit directly from the assistance systems developed by Fraunhofer IGCV: work is made more accessible and digitalisation is used optimally - in the future workplace.


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The assembly table from Fraunhofer IGCV offers employees the opportunity to test and compare different assistance systems.

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Industry solutions

The key sectors of Fraunhofer IGCV:

  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive and commercial vehicles


We are shaping the way into the future of efficient engineering, networked production and intelligent multi-material solutions.

Reference projects

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