Steinbeis Innovation Center Automation in lightweight construction processes (ALP)


  • Coordination of research projects
  • R&D services
  • Preparation of research proposals

SAB funding project through the European Social Fund: InnoTeam ULTRA-PRO
Title: Ultrasonic separation, joining, and sealing technology for creating hybrid composites based on new car body concepts in automated ULTRA-PRO process chains

Key Areas

  • Novel picking and packing systems in the field of flexible semi-finished products
  • Development of dual mechanisms  for handling complex reinforcing fiber structures and preforms
  • Research into novel mechanisms used in gripping systems for process sequences  involving large-scale lightweight construction
  • Development of dual mechanisms  for ultrasonic components used to impregnate and consolidate thermoplastic fiber composite semi-finished products

Project Examples

    • Development of picking and packing technology for cut-resistant materials
    • Development of novel gripping techniques for stretched thread rests
    • Ultrasonic separation, joining, and sealing technologies in automated process chains
    • Novel sewing technique for medical applications
    • Picking and packing technologies in the medical sector
    • Application of nature-analog algorithms in testing and processing procedures


    Steinbeis Transfer Magazine

    An Overall for Emergencies (Transfer 3/2018)
    Steinbeis experts work with project partners to design a patient cooling solution that can be used anywhere
    Smart Stacking – a Handling System for Quickly Producing Laminates (Transfer 4/2016)
    Steinbeis acts as research partner on the processing of preformed thermoplastic materials
    A new dry processing system for glass-fiber pipes (Transfer 4/2011)
    Mud problem solved

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    Stadlerstraße 14, D-09126 Chemnitz
    Phone: +49 371 335 628 50
    Fax: +49 371 335 628 99
    Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nendel
    Dipl.-Ing. Mirko Spieler
    (Stand: 03/31/2021)

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