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MiniTec SmartAssist:
Assistance system rethought

Particularly with variant-rich production, companies are increasingly faced with the task of how to quickly train their employees in the respective assembly activities and support them during their work. This is where digital worker assistance systems can provide valuable help.

Due to the great demand from customers, we have developed our own solution for this: MiniTec SmartAssist. In line with the MiniTec motto "The Art of Simplicity", the focus was on making handling and operation as simple as possible. We benefited from our many years of experience in workplace design, but also from the expertise of MiniTec Smart Solutions in the field of Industry 4.0.

Easy work thanks to individual support

MiniTec SmartAssist guides the worker step by step through the assembly process by displaying the required activities on the screen with the help of texts, graphics, photos or videos. There are various options for process support and interaction, because the system is modular and allows the control of a wide variety of hardware components - for example Pick To Light light strips, touch monitors, intervention sensors, scales and much more. 

  • Short training period
  • Autodidactic work
  • Work in accordance with individual needs
    (symbolism, font size, language, color, etc.)

Create instructions yourself via editor

The central component of the MiniTec assistance system is the intuitive MiniTec SmartEdi editor, which allows customers to easily design and store the processes for assembling new products themselves. This means more flexibility and independence. The system requires no programming knowledge and is virtually self-explanatory.

  • No programming skills required
  • Intuitive and easy creation of work instructions
  • Easy duplication of knowledge
  • High time savings during induction or retraining

This system offers great potential, especially for supporting the work process of people with disabilities. The simple programming of the assembly instructions allows any caregiver to prepare the workplace and the intuitive operation works great even with handicap.

- Employee | Westpfalz-Werkstätte Landstuhl

The project goal of our group was to implement the partial steps of assembly for the kit of a "Lego technology car" in the form of a flow assembly in the device software. With MiniTec SmartAssist, we were able to enable the smooth assembly of the model by compiling our own assembly instructions.

- Project manager | Meisterschule für Handwerker Kaiserslautern

Multiple advantages with MiniTec SmartAssist

The MiniTec assistance system significantly reduces the learning time and ensures a noticeable increase in productivity. The error rate is lower, the quality better. In times of shortage of skilled workers, it offers the possibility to integrate untrained personnel into the assembly process.


This also gives employees with disabilities the opportunity to participate in working life again. In addition to assembly, the solution can of course also be used in other areas, such as incoming goods, order picking or shipping.



Touch display

  • The touch display shows the worker the interactive instructions created in the editor. Various aids (texts, arrows, images, etc.) are used for the individual work steps.
  • The worker can confirm completed work steps via buttons and buttons directly by touching the display and proceed to the next step.


  • Pick-to-Light light strips signal to the worker which compartment he must reach into next.
  • Equipped with an intervention monitoring function, the system detects whether the worker has reached into the relevant compartment, acknowledges this internally, and the next assembly step is displayed.
  • If a counting function is integrated into the intervention monitoring, the system even detects how many parts have been removed.

Hand/foot switch

  • The hand/foot switch is used to actuate work steps or for other acknowledgements to the system. Alternatively, a keyboard can be used.

Laser projection

  • Laser projection allows objects to be specifically highlighted during the assembly steps - controlled by the assistance system. Markings can be projected onto the work surface, components can be highlighted on it, or objects (e.g. tools) and surfaces away from the work surface can be illuminated.
  • A variety of shapes are available in the editor for laser projection, e.g. rectangles, arrows, circles, and many more.
  • A polygon consisting of four freely adjustable corners can even be used to compensate for distortions in surfaces that are illuminated at an angle.

Hand scanner

  • The handheld scanner can be integrated into the work process in various ways, for example for starting processes or confirming work steps.
Modules for individual process support
Touch display
Touch display
Pick-To-Light light strips
Manual switch
Hand/foot switch
Laser projection
Hand scanner
Hand scanner
External Tasks

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MiniTec SmartAssist – worker guidance, rethought
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