21.12.2020 | reading time approx. 6 min.

Served up to perfection

ZIEHL-ABEGG building a state-of-the-art high-tech final assembly gold line 4.0 -1 for intelligent fans

This is being made possible by the latest development at ZIEHL-ABEGG, a highly intelligent, automated final assembly line for high-efficiency fans equipped with ECblue motor technology. For Dr. Klaus Weiß, Chief Operations Officer at ZIEHL-ABEGG SE, Industry 4.0 is one of the key themes within his area of responsibility for enabling the company to provide the global markets with a fast, efficient and reliable service. By challenging his employees to perform at the highest level, he knows that only by ensuring final assembly is 100% safe and reliable will the products deliver success for the customers. The production final assembly line therefore had to be brought up to the absolute limit of perfection to ensure that the in-house manufacture of high-tech products is finalized precisely in accordance with customer requirements, with greater reliability and to meet the future demands for automation. From stator assembly and final inspection, to visual inspection, the assembly of attachments, to cable inspection, thanks to the new Gold line this requirement set by Dr. Klaus Weiß has been met in full – with unbeatable results.

Dr. Klaus Weiß,
Chief Operations Officer ZIEHL-ABEGG SE
The new ZIEHL-ABEGG high-tech final assembly line 4.0 -1 for highly intelligent fans equipped with ECblue motor technology

High-tech final assembly of state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly and high efficiency fans from ZIEHL-ABEGG

In summary: His employees have once again demonstrated their proven skills: The new high-tech final assembly gold line 4.0 – 1, equipped with all the technical refinements to meet the ultimate in intelligent and digital, process and electronic testing requirements, is today a reality. Real teamwork, that’s what the team leaders and development personnel of the corresponding departments call it. The pooled knowledge of the various departments on hardware and software, such as intelligent, forward-looking ideas, pragmatic know-how and, ultimately, the ingenious implementation strategy for the design and construction of the high-tech final assembly gold line 4.0 – 1, is all the more impressive.

The new ZIEHL-ABEGG high-tech final assembly gold line 4.0/1 for highly intelligent fans equipped with ECblue motor technology
A great team delivering excellent performance: from left: Fritz Mögerle (Team Lead of Testing Technology Devices, Marco Hirsch (Head of Testing Technology Devices), Markus Grubmüller (Project Engineer Testing Technology Devices), Heiko Steer (Process Engineer International Plants)

Impressive engineering skills at ZIEHL-ABEGG

Backed by renowned engineering skills and the highest level of technical know-how – attributes that have always been at the forefront of all technical-related matters at ZIEHL-ABEGG, working together in a marvellous spirit of cooperation, with shared knowledge, an enthusiasm for design and the courage to venture into new areas, the teams succeeded in meeting the challenge of developing and building a final assembly line geared towards the future. The result was the creation of the new final assembly line at ZIEHL-ABEGG, starting from the concept phase to the final assembly line which is now operationally-ready.

First-class message for the customers from ZIEHL-ABEGG

An integrated process database, together with a connected database, rule out any assembly errors; from stator production to final testing. This new core area of expertise makes ZIEHL-ABEGG independent of external suppliers, with a focus on standardization as an important basis for the expansion of Industry 4.0 in the production area. With this highly-skilled production plant technology, the future provides a further guarantee of reliable, customized and rigorously tested products. A positive message for all ZIEHL-ABEGG customers around the globe and an indication of even higher standards of quality for the high-efficiency fans from the Royal League – fans served up to perfection!

Five impressive high-tech stations on the new Gold line, from stator assembly and final testing, to visual inspection, assembly of attachments and cable testing.
Control cabinet concept – built with transparency, after all: “Intelligent technology must be visible” quotation from: Dr. Klaus Weiß (Chief Operation Officer, ZIEHL-ABEGG)

High-tech final assembly gold line 4.0 -1 for the USA
Planned and built at ZIEHL-ABEGG to expand the capacity of the ZIEHL-ABEGG subsidiary in Greensboro / USA, the first final assembly line of its kind will be used in the new production hall for future-oriented final production with 4.0 capability and increased reliability, for the manufacture of intelligent fans equipped with the latest generation ECblue engine technology