10.10.2022: Successful commissioning of an EPS 2001 crimping machine

As part of the research project “Deep Learning based crimp force curve analysis for holistic, intelligent process monitoring” (DeepCrimpact) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, a crimping machine from Schäfer Werkzeug- und Sondermaschinenbau GmbH was successfully commissioned.

With this machine, the chair complements its technical equipment for crimping machines by a semi-automatic machine with 20 kN pressing force. The EPS 2001 crimping machine is designed for crimping single wires or multi-core sheathed cables with wire cross-sections of up to 6 mm² to automatically fed terminals and is equipped with a BB07i4 crimp force monitor. The system is a semi-automatic machine, whereby the wires are inserted manually by an operator and the crimping process is actuated by a foot switch. Within the scope of the project, test series are to be carried out with this system and the crimp force curves recorded are to be used for teaching a Deep Learning model. The goal of the DeepCrimpact project is the development, implementation and validation of a Deep Learning-based curve monitoring system, which allows a targeted, holistic and traceable process evaluation based on process curves.

The chair FAPS would like to thank the company Schäfer for providing this crimping machine.


Bernd Hofmann, M.Sc.

Department Maschinenbau (MB)
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik (FAPS, Prof. Franke)