FROM THE THURINGIAN FOREST INTO THE WORLD. 

For more than 26 years, the name "Häcker Automation" has stood for efficient production systems. Information about how the company was founded, the development of our first machine or our patented technologies are shown in the following chronicle. 

1995

Foundation of Häcker Automation in Seebach

1997

Establishment of the Multi Die Bonding competence  

1999

Establishment of the micro- and nano-dosing competence  

2000

Development and release of the 3D camera system  

2000

Move to Schwarzhausen 

2001

First 3D micro-assembly platform  

2002

ealisation of the first 3D dispensing application  

2003

Realisation of the first 3D placement application  

2006

Presentation of the modular machine concept  

2009

Growth initiative 

building expansion and purchase of a manufacturing center.

2010

Foundation of the application center

2015

 Modular machine platform

2020

From development to large-scale production: the Häcker Automation machine family  
  

FOUNDING PROJECTS

The project aim is to develop a highly modular system which connects and interacts cross-vendor components. An architecture that is based on microservices and the clustering of these cellsThe goal shall be implemented. Achieving this objective, innovative and industry 4.0 compliant, real-time capable and event-driven communication technologies have to be selected and integrated.
These approaches tend to make the system inconsistent and vulnerable. To counteract this, technologies must be integrated that make the system robust and reliable and protect against cyberattacks. For the mutual cross-vendor integration of components a close cooperation with our partners is necessary and also a standardization of the results.
Häcker Automation will demonstrate prototypically that newly developed production processes can run on different production plants with components from our partners.

Factsheet:

duration 01.03.2017 – 29.02.2020 (3 Years)

funding authority/ funding programme



Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
Förderprogramm PAiCE

project executing organisation

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

cooperation partners

  • 3S Smart Software Solutions GmbH
  • afag Automation AG
  • ASYS Automationssysteme GmbH
  • elrest Automationssysteme GmbH
  • eps GmbH Festo AG & Co. KG
  • fortiss GmbH
  • Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
  • inIT – Institut für industrielle Informationstechnik, HS OWL
  • ISW – Institut für Steuerungstechnik der Werkzeugmaschinen, Universität Stuttgart
  • NewTec GmbH
  • Softing Industrial Automation GmbH
  • TBK GmbH

contact:

Dipl.-Inf. Ulf Böttner-Common

Tooling machines do not have sufficient intelligence for consistently autonomous production. Process control is required for autonomous production, but there are no suitable embedded sensor systems.  Current process monitoring systems often consist of several components, are hardly to integrate into the machine, not real-time capable and expensive. The aim of the project is to increase the intelligence of tooling machines by integrating an embedded multi-sensor system in the tool holder trough:
    •    Miniaturisation, because of consistent use of 3D electronics 
    •    Autonomous, because of wireless energy transfer to the tool holder 
    •    Decentralization, because of automated signal analysis at the point of origin 
A integrated data processing in the tool holder which directly generates process information for the machine. The system lays the foundation for process monitoring and control in an intelligent tooling machine.

 

Factsheet:

duration

01.03.2015 – 28.02.2018 (3 Years)

funding authority / funding programme



Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

cooperation partners

  • Fraunhofer IPT
  • Mapal Dr. Kress KG
  • EDC Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH
  • Montronix GmbH
  • Chiro-Werke GmbH und Co. KG

Contact

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Schiek

short description
The StarJet technology developed as part of this collaborative project at the Institute of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg will be optimized as a method for electrical contacting. The joint development work will tailor this non-contact, digital and flexible process to the requirements of microelectronics and smart system integration. In order to bring the StarJet technology from the laboratory stage into industrial environments, the optimization of the user-friendliness and the robustness is another essential part of this project.
 
duration  01.11.2016 – 31.10.2018 (2 years)
  funding authority / funding programme
KMU-innovative Produktionsforschung  Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

funding authority / funding programme

funding executing organisation
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT / PTKA-PFT)

cooperation partners
arteos GmbH (Projektleitung)
BioFluidix GmbH
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, IMTEK
QuaRisMa GmbH

contact

Dr.-Ing. Max Körner  Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Schulz

 

The BMBF-funded project serves to create integrated software tools for the development, design and operation of micro assembly systems. The aim is to develop a description system for micro-assembly tasks, which is followed by a requirement specification generator. Based on these tools, further tools will be developed, which include, for example, a plant configurator and a capacity planning portal. The interdisciplinary cooperation of the partners creates a unique tool for the description and intensified and, above all, networked use of the far-reaching potential of modular system concepts in microassembly.
 
duration  01.01.2017 – 31.12.2019 (3 years)
 project execcuting organisation  Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT / PTKA-PFT)
 

funding authority / funding programme



Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)  

Kooperationspartner

  • Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V.
  • Actiworks Product Solutions GmbH
  • Actiworks Applications Solutions GmbH
  • Dr. Prautsch + Partner
  • PPI-Informatik Hengstler GmbH
  • LEA Medizintechnik GmbH
  • SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GmbH

contact

Dr.-Ing. Max Körner
Associations & Awards

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