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Project summary

Gesipa Robotized Floor Riveting

As part of the Robotized Floor Riveting project the current state of the floor rivets as well as the necessary tools in the Truck & Trailer segment are supposed to be further developed.
Beforehand the project a new rivet type has already been designed and a first hand tool has been developed.
In order to increase the level of automation significantly, concepts for an autonomous on-trailer riveting process are developed and a market research of commercially available AGVs is done to be able to find the best solution for the integration of the riveting tool to make it a completely autonomous system.


Founded in 1955, GESIPA Blindniettechnik GmbH has become one of the leading international companies in the blind rivet sector. A high level of quality and reliability of the GESIPA® fasteners along with the innovative and high-quality riveting tools have made GESIPA® a valued partner to the trade and industry.

Contribution from RTOs

Fraunhofer IPA

  • Development of autonomous navigation concepts and recommendations for Gesipa to enable the mobile platform to position itself for the drilling and riveting process
  • Finding business partners for implementation of the ideas  



  • Review of mobile platforms with recommendations made to support Gesipa in its automation process
  • Development of a power supply concept for the use of an AGV 

Impact (expected)

The voucher work is expected to help GESIPA extending their product portfolio with a fully autonomous riveting robot system for curtainsider assembly lines. The development of several autonomous navigation concepts combined with a suitable, commercially available AGV will provide GESIPA the necessary tools to find a solution for the integration of their semi-automatized floor riveting tool. A fully autonomous riveting tool for curtainsider will support GESIPA to prevail its market leading position in riveting equipment.