Research
Recent projects

Current research projects of the Institute of Transport and Automation Technology

Transporttechnik

  • Simulation des Eindrückrollwiderstandes
    Energieoptimierte Auslegung von Förderanlagen durch Simulation des Eindrückrollwiderstandes mittels FEM.
    Leaders: M. Sc. Malte Kanus
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: AiF - IFL
    Lifespan: 04/2019 – 03/2021
    Abbildung 1 : FEM-Modell eines Fördergurtes beim Überlaufen einer Tragrolle zur Berechnung des Eindrückrollwiderstandes Abbildung 1 : FEM-Modell eines Fördergurtes beim Überlaufen einer Tragrolle zur Berechnung des Eindrückrollwiderstandes
  • ViSIER
    Virtuelle Sichtverbesserung und intuitive Interaktion durch Erweiterte Realität an Flurförderzeugen.
    Leaders: M. Sc. Lukas Jütte
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: AiF - IFL
    Lifespan: 06/2019 – 05/2021
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Automatisierungstechnik

  • ULTRABEST - Entwicklung einer ultraschnellen Bestückungstechnologie für elektronische Bauteile
    Derzeit wird am Institut für Transport- und Automatisierungstechnik (ITA) eine neuartige Bestückungstechnologie für das Übertragen von ungehäusten elektronischen Komponenten in Zusammenarbeit mit einem Forschungskonsortium erforscht. Dieses besteht aus der Mühlbauer GmbH & Co. KG, dem Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), der Precitec Optronik GmbH und der Vision Components GmbH. Mit der Bestückungstechnologie soll der Schritt zur optisch induzierten Bestückung erfolgen.
    Team: Simon Gottwald
    Year: 2018
    Sponsors: BMBF
    Lifespan: 04/2018 – 03/2021
  • Elastomer-3D
    Im Rahmen des Projekts soll ein neuartiges Verfahren zur additiven Fertigung von Kautschukbauteilen mittels einer formgebenden Kontur aus Thermoplast entwickelt werden.
    Leaders: M. Sc. Sebastian Leineweber
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: AiF - IFL
    Lifespan: 04/2019 – 03/2021
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  • PhoenixD - Electrical integration of optical networks
    Implementing optical precision systems quickly and cost-effectively using additive manufacturing: This is the vision of PhoenixD. In this subproject, research is conducted on the production of planar optical network structures. The optical coupling of the light sources to the optical waveguide, which is printed or dispensed, for example, is one of the research questions to be solved. Here, precise mounting and alignment to the end face of the waveguide is of enormous importance.
    Leaders: Birger Reitz
    Year: 2019
    Lifespan: 01/2019 - 06/2023

Optronik

  • OPTAVER – Research group optical assembly and connection technology for optical bus systems
    The research focus of the sub-project TP1 of the research group OPTAVER is the conditioning of flexible substrates for the application of optical waveguides.
    Year: 2015
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2015-2021
  • PhoenixD - Flexographic printing of optical networks
    The PhoenixD research vision is to implement precision optical systems resource and cost-effectively by using additive manufacturing technology. For this purpose, researchers from mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, computer science and chemistry intend to work together on the simulation, production and application of optical systems. So far, such systems usually consist of glass-based components tediously assembled in small batches, often even by hand. Experts from the various disciplines will aim to work together on a digitized production system that can realize individualized products. In this subproject, the production of planar optical network structures is being researched. For this purpose, a classic printing processes, the flexo printing, is used to enable a cost-effective production. Flexographic printing is a high-pressure process which is usually used for the printing of packaging. A printing plate that is clamped onto a cylinder works similarly to a stamp. The projecting structures, which were structured according to the desired print motif, are first moistened with paint. The subsequent rolling then leaves the desired coating with lacquer on the substrate. The possibility of manufacturing electronic circuits by means of printing has recently been examined. In this sub-project, flexographic printing is now used to also explore the realization of optical functions. Flexographic printing provides the advantage that the process has a very large throughput (up to 15,000 sheets per hour) and thus very low cost per sheet can be realized. Furthermore, flexographic printing machines are also available all over the world in large quantities, so that a proven production process is industrially feasible. Funded by: the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy within the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD (EXC 2122, Project ID 390833453)
    Leaders: Keno Pflieger
    Year: 2019
    Lifespan: 01/2019 - 06/2023
  • OptiK-Net
    The BMBF project OptiK-Net comprises the possibility of integrating flexible optical conductor structures into the manufacturing process of conventional printed circuit boards in an application- and industry-oriented manner. Optical waveguides in electronic structures are considered difficult to implement in industry, but offer advantages and design possibilities over printed circuit boards with electrical conductor paths. In particular, their high bandwidth and low sensitivity to interference allow new solutions in communication networks. In the OptiK-Net project, obstacles are addressed to enable innovative industrial applications by implementing an exemplary process chain for the manufacture of an optoelectronic rigid-flex printed circuit boards. Within this process chain, two new approaches will be pursued: direct printing of optical waveguides and their direct integration into electrical circuit boards. For the direct printing of optical waveguides, flexographic printing, gravure printing and screen printing are considered as conventional printing processes. These processes enable a high output of similar waveguide structures, so that they can be evaluated with regard to their quality and capability as an industrial process. By integrating them into a rigid-flex composite, the communication of decoupled electrical circuits can be realized.
    Leaders: M. Sc. Andreas Evertz
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: BMBF
    Lifespan: 10/19 - 09/22
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