Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology
Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik
The Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology gGmbH (ZeMA) operates in the application-oriented research and in the industry-oriented development in the fields of sensor and actuator technology, production and assembly processes and their automation. With these areas, ZeMA covers a broad research spectrum with the aim of industrialization and transfer of research and development results to the industry and to the industrial floor. The work priorities are mechatronic systems, innovative production technologies, and industry 4.0 applications.
ZeMA focusses on laboratories and demonstrator environments for the industry-oriented development of products, processes, and resources. These are used in industry and research projects and are constantly being further or newly developed. Due to their practical relevance, they make an important contribution to the work with industry partners and the transfer of the results to the industry. Over the past years, ZeMA has established a testbed with diverse research topics and demonstrator environments for the automotive, aircraft, white-goods, and machine manufacturing sector.
Together with partners from the Saarland and the region of Saar-Lor-Lux, ZeMA has launched the center Power4Production and RobotixAcademy. The aim is to consult and support companies when introducing Industry 4.0 and human-robot-collaboration, especially but not limited to SME.
In addition to research and industry projects, ZeMA shapes engineering education in collaboration with the professors of the three research divisions. The division assembly processes and automation contributes to the regional and supra-regional education of engineers at higher education institutes in the region of Saar-Lor-Lux with various lectures (a) assembly system technology, b) kinematics, dynamic, and application in robotics, c) humanrobot-collaboration in the industrial production d) assembly and commissioning of vehicles).
ZeMA takes part in many research and development projects in collaboration with industrial partners including Airbus, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Ford, Miele, PAG, Porsche, VW, Woll Maschinenbau, XENON Automation Technologies, ZF AG etc.