Production start within the blink of an eye
Pultrusion is a highly efficient production technology for manufacturing fiber-reinforced plastic components. It is particularly suitable for the production of highly stressed components. In reality, however, pultrusion production is currently characterized by a large number of manual work preparations, especially in the setup and management of the process and inconsistent storage of process data. This leads to high costs and time expenditure for manufacturing companies. Also, development work is usually not supported by digital tools. The consequences for manufacturing companies are high and incalculable development costs, making it difficult to enter the market in other sectors.
The Saturn project (Showcase end-to-end digitized pultrusion) is to develop digital solutions for production technology for the manufacture of fiber-reinforced plastic components. In particular, the project focuses on process digitization, production data management, and Intelligent Fiber Guidance using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The solutions offer the potential to reduce setup times by up to 50 percent, improve process control, and accelerate quoting by up to 80 percent. As a result, this manufacturing process's economic use can be realized for a broader range of components.