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Solutions for automotive manufacturing Increasing production efficiency, improving sustainability, enhancing cybersecurity.
Intelligent solutions for any production area
To stay competitive, production systems and processes must always be at a high level in terms of technology, especially in the automotive industry. What this means: The degree of automation, complexity, and networking are at a maximum. Count on us to be your reliable partner. Our range of technological competencies and services will help you increase your production efficiency, improve sustainability, and enhance cybersecurity in your automotive production.
From secure networking and automation to artificial intelligence
For many decades, one of our key industries has been automotive production, for which we work tirelessly every day to develop solutions for digitalization, networking, and safe automation. Key factors here are an intelligent network of all systems with state-of-the-art communication and security standards, as well as secure collaboration between man and machine. Benefit from our expertise and make your production processes more resilient and more secure against system downtimes. Make your factory smarter with AI-assisted data analysis and create more flexible production processes by making better use of your data to operate more economically and sustainably in the long term.
Our controllers enable the flexible control of material flow in production and make it possible to respond quickly to changes in volatile markets.
The security of your data is critical. Our TÜV-certified 360° security solutions in accordance with IEC 62443 ensure that system shutdowns as a result of sabotage and data loss as a consequence are prevented and that your automotive production is constantly protected.
Sustainability guidelines, eco-regulations, carbon footprint performance – work with us to improve your environmental footprint. Use the latest technologies to become cost-efficient and environmentally efficient.
The global automotive industry is undergoing a transformation characterized by new technological trends that affect all areas of production. A permanently safe infrastructure and the intelligent networking of all systems through modern communication standards are among the basic requirements when it comes to smart factories. Artificial intelligence and efficient data management allow economic and ecological goals to be reconciled.
Digitalizing your production plant Creating value with instantly available solutions
Growing infrastructures and an increasing level of digitalization provide optimal opportunities to realize value with existing data: For example, increase the productivity of your plant. Two of the prerequisites for this are handling your data properly and securing your networks against unauthorized access. Phoenix Contact has tested and verified suitable solutions in its own production, and today offers various solutions with proof of concept for the digital future of your digital factory.
Digitalization as a booster – use cases from the automotive industry
In our decades in the industry, we have already implemented numerous applications in a wide range of trades for well-known customers. Discover the advantages of our use cases in automotive production.
In the body shop, the widest range of car body versions are realized without interruption and without influencing the cycle time. Our special automation solution with communication-capability ensures the optimum flow of information for high productivity, flexibility, and quality in manufacturing. Network products and controllers from Phoenix Contact work with recognized IT standards. This pays off during integration into the engineering processes and ensures fast product startups.
- High productivity and cycle times as a result of real-time communication in the control system
- High integration capability and independence with open standards in industrial communication
- Easy integration of the automation solution into your engineering process via open interfaces
The press shop is a long-term, considerable investment. Its job is to press and punch automotive parts from sheets of different materials at high speed and with a high degree of precision. In addition to the physical requirements placed on vibration resistance, the technical solutions require highly reliable and, most importantly, secure communication.
Phoenix Contacts offers data security by means of offering tried-and-tested security solutions in accordance with IEC 62443 and remote maintenance concepts as well as individual solutions for the safety of machinery.
- Failsafe performance with robust products featuring a high degree of shock and vibration resistance
- Secure communication with IT security concepts in accordance with IEC 62443
- Cost-saving and efficient maintenance concepts with the aid of digital solutions for distributed system access
- Safety of machinery with a controller and network-independent safety concept
In many areas, transport, handling, and painting must be performed without interruption and in a highly automated manner. During the painting process, various materials are used in the widest range of ambient conditions. The prerequisites for the quality and efficient use of these materials are data transparency and flexible industrial communication technology.
Automation technology from Phoenix Contact supports these extensive tasks right through to process technology.
- Reliable processes with flexible communication networks
- Uninterruptible procedure with redundant controller, power supply, and network concepts
- The best possible sustainable parameter configurations for high-quality painting
Throughout the entire automotive production process, the right materials need to be provided to the right production processes at the right time. It is precisely due to the wide variety of versions that there are high demands on the availability and information processing in the mobile systems.
Solutions from Phoenix Contact enable cost-effective engineering of the visualization and the selective operability of logistics processes. Our digitalizing solutions support the reliable material transport.
- Cost-effective engineering through a selectively operating visualization wizard
- Low-wear and low-loss switching of drives
- Cost savings in installation with retrofittable digitization solutions
- Surface-optimized manufacturing, thanks to the integration of distributed automation technology into systems geometry
- Quick commissioning due to open interfaces and easy configuration
In the final assembly, the car body and drive train are brought together in a so-called marriage. Personnel and machinery also mount the seats, cockpit, wheels, and windows. A fully tested automobile is then ready to be sold.
Automation solutions from Phoenix Contact support perfect ergonomics and operation in the case of manual installations. They ensure precise logistical and assembly processes with fast, reliable streams of information.
- Easy maintenance and replacement parts storage by using standard products
- Quality due to visual support for the assembly processes
- Cost-effective pre-processing of data in process-regulating controllers
Solutions for all production areas
For production to be successful, safety and flexible processes need to dovetail. Throughout the entire production process, robust, open, and consistent automation solutions are in demand. Secure communication, the functional safety of machinery, consistent diagnostics, and high levels of availability and processing speed are particularly important.
Partner to the automotive industry – worldwide
The automotive industry requires global availability and worldwide service. Phoenix Contact has locations and subsidiaries in more than 140 countries around the globe. Our experts are closely networked across national borders and are in constant exchange with our customers and partners, as well as with the scientific community and industry networks such as the PNO.
We are a partner to the automotive industry.
“Large automotive projects are often not implemented in just one country, but instead are managed in several different international project teams on both the customer and Phoenix Contact sides. My job is to ensure smooth communication so that all stakeholders have a clear understanding on the current project status at all times.”
“Regular on-site training with technical teams is one of my favorite activities. Sharing knowledge directly with customers about products, solutions, and new technologies is really important to me, enabling me to respond directly to their questions and challenges.”
“For a project with our customer Audi, I was able to contribute my technical expertise as a solution engineer directly on site in Mexico. Open communication in the local language, direct on-site project support, and personal interaction with the people at the plant are, in my view, essential to the success of a project.”
“To be able to overcome the challenges of the innovative automotive industry, we must always customize product development so that they meet individual requirements. For me, I feel it is particularly important to involve our customers at every stage of development. This ensure that we immediately implement feedback.”
“As Key Account Manager for Automotive, my role is to be the first point of contact for communication between the customer and Phoenix Contact. My focus is on service and an exchange based on partnership and trust.”
High-performance products for automotive production
Impressive industry solutions are created as a result of excellent products, many years of experience, and consideration of special requirements. When combined in an intelligent way, these products become systems for a variety of functions such as control, remote monitoring or measured value acquisition. Inspiring industry solutions are created as a result of industry expertise, many years of experience, and consideration of special requirements.