Steinbeis Innovation Center Automation in lightweight construction processes (ALP)


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

Funding projects

  • 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
  • SAB funding project, funded by the European Social Fund Plus (ESF Plus) and the Free State of Saxony: InnoTeam KoBot
    Title: Cooperative human-robot collaboration in control cabinet construction – KoBot
  • Subsidized project from Module MF for market-oriented research and development projects, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action following a resolution passed by the German Bundestag.
    Title: “Development of a piston pump for use in additive manufacturing

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


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    Phone: +49 371 335 628 50
    Fax: +49 371 335 628 99
    Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nendel
    Dipl.-Ing. Mirko Spieler
    (Stand: 04/30/2024)

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