Fraunhofer at the Hannover Messe Preview 2023

The correct click: Audio technology tests connectors used in automobile production

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Manufacturers often rely on practical plug connections during the production of automobiles. However, time and money are wasted if an incorrectly plugged-in connection goes unnoticed. The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg has therefore developed a solution. An audio-based technology analyzes the clicking noise that is generated when a connection is plugged in. Should a connection fail to click into place, employees or the “colleague robot” will be alerted via an error message. This technology will be presented for the first time with a practical demonstration at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 15, 2023.