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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17.07.2023 | New Member @ Center XL Assembly

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new addition to our team at Center XL Assembly since 1st of July: Garlock in…

04.07.2023 | Consortia Project: “How to” Matrix Production – an Operationalization Perspective

Assembly, as part of the value chain, is most affected by product variants and sales fluctuations. Innovative assembly systems, organized according to the paradigm…

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…

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