Integrated robotic gluing system

Konferenz: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
07.06.2010 - 09.06.2010 in Munich, Germany

Tagungsband: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010

Seiten: 3Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Wagner, Thomas (ABB Automation GmbH, Friedberg, Germany)

Besides ever-increasing safety, climate protection and economic efficiency are more than ever at the center of modern vehicle technology. Today's cars have different features because of a wide range of customer demands. Nowadays, cars leave out nothing when it comes to ride comfort, are equipped with the most advanced safety systems and yet are still economical. This sounds paradoxical, and means carmakers face huge challenges and strict demands when assembling automobiles. With lightweight cars, it is easy to achieve low fuel consumption. But achieving the same safety standards is far more complicated and demands new materials and manufacturing processes. Many structural parts are increasingly made using new composite and combined materials, from plastics to steel. At the same time, parts structures and shapes are becoming more complex. Gluing technology is increasingly used to effectively join these complicated elements. The wider the variety of materials used, the more gluing technology becomes the method of choice. The example below will show that the high demands can be met by a new system developed from what was formerly two separate systems. Moreover, the results will show that the new system will perform better and cost less.