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A Success Story

Project: Process-Safe Production of Prototypes, Samples and small Series

Initial Situation

Task: thyssenkrupp - Fully automatic Pilot Plant

thyssenkrupp Spring und Stabilisers aims to bring a product innovation from the early prototype phase into series production. Until now, only manual production of prototypes was possible, where thyssenkrupp reached the limits of feasibility and repeatability with regard to various boundary conditions. In order to close the gap between prototype production and implementation in the series process, a flexible, fully automated pilot plant is to be built that covers all core processes.

The aim of the plant is to test and define all parameters of the new process as well as the process-safe production of prototypes, samples and small series. In addition, this is intended to create the possibility of anchoring the process, which is completely new for thyssenkrupp, in the organisation and to build up the necessary knowledge for a series plant. In the future, training courses for employees from other locations will also be held at the plant.

"MMB reacted at short notice at all times to changes in customer requirements and worked constructively on joint solutions."

(Florian Splitt)

Florian Splitt in Conversation

Team leader Manufacturing and Process Engineering Springs

How did you become aware of MMB?

MMB has been a well-known partner for automation projects at thyssenkrupp Spring und Stabilisers for years. MMB was already involved in a very early development phase of the innovation product, at that time still with an alternative production process, with ideas and concepts regarding feasibility and implementation. As a result, MMB was included in the circle of requested companies for the concrete project planning of the pilot plant.

Why did you choose MMB?

MMB convinced us in the enquiry phase with a technical concept that takes into account the required flexibility with a high degree of automation at the same time. In particular, the existing know-how of the individual processes, some of which are new for thyssenkrupp, as well as the experience with the product springs on the part of MMB led to the decision.

How did the implementation of the project go in your eyes?

The cooperation with MMB was characterised by transparency and short communication channels right from the start. This made it possible to implement the process in the fully automated plant with the necessary flexibility. MMB always reacted quickly to changes in the customer’s requirements and worked constructively on joint solutions. MMB was also able to keep to the time schedules up to the current project status.

Your Contact

Sebastian Fuchs

Project Manager

Would you like to benefit from our partnership-based approach to thinking and acting in the field of automation technology and work with us? Then please feel free to contact us! Please use the adjacent contact information for enquiries about products or for questions about consulting and training.

Your Contact

Sebastian Fuchs

Project Manager

Would you like to benefit from our partnership-based approach to thinking and acting in the field of automation technology and work with us? Then please feel free to contact us! Please use the adjacent contact information for enquiries about products or for questions about consulting and training.