At first sight the project task of our well-known customer who operates in the field of Hybrid- and Electromobility seemed to be unspectacular: An assembly machine to automatically assemble a stator into a housing to supplement an assembly line for electric motors at the customer‘s facility. Our challenge: The stator has to be joined permanently with the component but the clearance was extremely small. At this point our know-how in special mechanical engineering was demanded and we worked out an individual concept.
The keyword in this project was induction heating. Thus the housing was heated up to more than 200°C, then joined to the stator and afterwards cooled off. The resulting connection between the assembled part and the stator is not only technically highly interesting but also guaranteed to be durable.
Of course, the whole concept included further functions and details which were linked by state-of-the-art automation. Whether laser marking, an automated counter measuring device for the joining axis, side track for NOK-parts or special, antistatic conveyor technology - every detail was individually coordinated to meet the customer‘s requirements.
Not only the seamless integration of the assembly machine into the customer‘s existing production line required a perfect coordination but also the special demands of the component and the related safety aspects for the operators while working with strongly heated components were particularly considered.
Inductive heating was the determining factor in the process of this manifold project by occupying the major part of the cycle time.
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