At Manders Automation, we're experienced in applying a wide range of joining techniques.
We often integrate the following joining and marking methods in our automated assembly solutions.
Joining Techniques in Assembly
Our applications create press joints with pneumatic, hydraulic or servo presses, in combination with induction heating of the components if necessary. We are able to monitor the forces and offer data logging of all process parameters for optimal control. Depending on your wishes, we will arrange automatic feeding and placement of the part to be pressed.
We offer manual and fully automatic screw stations. When tightening, we monitor the screw torque, the number of rotations and the screw position. If desired, we can automate the supply of the screws and apply data logging.
Snap-fit joints are used to connect flexible, usually plastic, components. We can apply force-travel path monitoring and data logging of the process parameters for optimal control. The components that are connected can be feeded manually or can be supplied and placed automatically.
Ultrasonic welding makes use of high-frequency vibrations. The energy that is released in this process ensures that the two surfaces are connected to each other. A major advantage of this welding technique is that it does not unintendedly affect your product, because only mild and very targeted heat is released. This process is often applied to plastics, but also offers interesting possibilities for various metals.
One of the most modern welding techniques is laser welding. A laser beam brings energy into the material to be welded. Due to the small spot and the high energy density, we can realise small welds at a high speed. This technique is suitable for metals, but can also be used for welding non-conductive materials such as plastics and glass.
Other Joining Techniques
Besides the five techniques mentioned above, we of couse offer many more joining techniques. These techniques are not as specifically aimed at assembly processes and are also often applied as individual processes:
- Welding: Arc welding, Resistance welding and Laser welding
- Mechanical joining techniques: Self piercing rivets, Flowdrill screws and Clinching
- Gluing and Dispensing
Read more about these joining techniques at their dedicated pages.
We often mark components when they've finished (part of) their assembly process. In this way, you are able to keep track of your products and you have the possibility to brand them. We offer the following techniques to do so:
When you use labels, we'd like to offer you the possibility to generate and/or place them automatically by the assembly machine.
This technique mechanically engraves texts or DMCs in your products.
Similar to engraving, texts or DMCs are applied to your products. In this case, we use a laser to do so.
This technique is related to mechanical engraving, but creates the texts or DMCs by pressing with pin punches.
Finally, we are also able to apply the desired marking by printing it on your components.