Line-less. Mobile. Autonomous.

The Center XL Assembly on RWTH Aachen Campus promotes the idea of resilient and sustainable assembly systems and its necessitated metrology-assisted production chains. Its members are enabled to apply cutting-edge technologies, such as omnidirectional conveyance systems, self-optimizing processes and agile reconfiguration measures facilitated by Cyber-Physical Production Systems.

The assembly process of parts and products is experiencing fundamental changes due to new technologies from Industry 4.0. The Center XL Assembly offers a platform for the transfer of ideas regarding lineless assembly systems and acts as a matchmaker between industrial needs and academic knowledge. It is part of the Production Engineering Cluster one of the largest research laboratories for production engineering and Industrie 4.0 in Europe.


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30.03.2023 | Open Survey: Intelligent Personal Planning

We invite you to participate in our survey on flexible and intelligent personnel planning in assembly. This survey focuses on shift and working time…

07.03.2023 | Empower Green Production

Aachener Werkzeugmaschinen-Kolloquium with this years title: “Empower Green Production” is approaching. The event takes place on 11th and 12th of May. We are happy…

02.07.2022 | Forum Future Assembly is scheduled on August 26, 2022

The Forum Future Assembly offers a platform for practical exchange between companies and at the same time provides new impetus from cutting-edge production research…

Our research focuses

Our consortial research focuses on these topics:
  • Planning and Design of Line-less and Matrix-like Assembly Systems
  • Smart Data Interpretation for Management and Assembly Workers
  • Metrology-Assisted Production Chains
  • Cyber-Physical Production Systems
  • Control of Automated Cooperating Robots
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt

Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University