New robot for hybrid drive
Volvo relies on hybrid twin-engines
Volvo combines the environmental friendliness of electric mobility with the range and performance of classic internal combustion engines in its twin-engine models. The hybrid drive consists of an internal combustion engine and an electric drive, which complete each other depending on the driving situation. The E-machine not only drives the vehicle, but also uses the braking energy for the drive. The inverter acts as an important link and power electronics between the battery and the electric machine - it converts the DC voltage of the high-performance battery into AC voltage.
Inverter efficiently produced
A plant from Siemens-Valeo takes over the construction of the inverters in the production of the Volvo Hybrid SUV. For the even more effective assembly of the essential component, a new robot has been integrated into the production line, which performs fast and error-free various production steps. The extension of an assembly line means in advance not only the installation of new hardware components, such as sensors or cameras, but also the connection of the software of the new robot with the existing system communication.
You can rely on Buck
The software engineer from Buck Engineering jumped as a replacement for the programmer of the software service provider ASYS. Within a week, he programmed the interfaces for the new robot at Siemens Valeo in Erlangen. Above all, the challenge was that the entire project was written in the hardware-related programming language AWL. Despite time pressure and the unfamiliar programming language, Buck Engineering's software expert quickly became familiar with the system, solved some hardware communication problems and smoothly completed the project to the delight of all involved.