Manz (Reutlingen, Germany) has been awarded a contract from an international power electronics provider for several more assembly lines of its LightAssembly modular laser welding production platform. The two companies have had a long-term relationship, as Manz has already delivered 10 fully integrated assembly lines to the electronics company over the last three years, according to Martin Drasch, CEO of Manz.
Under the new contract, Manz will deliver process and handling modules for the automated assembly of controllers, with a total volume in the lower double-digit million euro range. One quarter of the order will affect revenues and earnings for 2019, while the other three quarters will impact the coming fiscal year.
The modular, scalable LightAssembly platform includes individual customizable modules for uses in handling, screwing, laser welding, and image processing.
"LightAssembly can either be integrated into existing, non-automated production lines on a modular basis or can be used as an integrated platform in fully automated production systems," Drasch explains. "A process module can handle not only classic assembly processes such as screw fitting, but also other process steps such as laser welding or technologies for bonding, casting, or pressing. The applications are equally versatile, and include, for instance, assembling cell contacting systems in the automotive industry or producing laptops, tablets, or other devices and controls in the electronics industry. We are therefore very confident that we will also see incoming orders in this area for applications that are not yet part of our portfolio."
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