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New Curing-on-Demand Adhesive Technology to Bond Car Parts

Published on 2019-10-04. Author : SpecialChem

RAMPF’s New Curing-on-Demand (CoD) Technology to Bond Car PartsRAMPF has developed a fully automated production cell with Curing-on-Demand (CoD) technology for the fast and reliable bonding of plastic car parts.

High-performance automotive adhesives are designed for high final strength and elasticity. For an effective application process, they must be flowable and precisely metered. To achieve the required adhesion and internal strength, the adhesives require relatively long curing times.

Curing-on-Demand (CoD) technology was developed to reduce both the dwell time in the tool and the number of expensive precision bonding tools.

The adhesive is punctually heated from the inside to the outside, making the bond strong enough for the components to be removed from the tool without affecting the quality of the bond.

The company has developed a fully automated production cell for the high-volume bonding of car parts. By combining cutting-edge mixing & dispensing technology, innovative tool-technologies, automation and process control as well as robotics, both the precision and speed as well as the flexibility of the manufacturing process are significantly increased.

Flexible Modular Design

RAMPF dispensing system C-DS, the compact system insure the precise conditioning and application of the adhesives that bond the parts.

The C-DS manages:

• Material conditioning
• Metering & mixing unit
• PLC controls
• Integrated process monitoring

Its modular design offers a high degree of flexibility, as metering pumps and mixing system are easy to integrate into existing handling units.

In the automotive industry, RAMPF’s bonding cell is used for:

• Spoilers
• Lift gates
• Engine hoods,
• Roof elements on SUVs and minivans
• Bumper assemblies for trucks

Mike Erby, Division Manager Production Systems at RAMPF Group, Inc. said: that ”When bonding components, the curing process is crucial for the quality of the assembled product and also a major cost factor. CoD technology provides a fast and reliable sequence of processes that facilitate the economical and precise bonding of plastic components, which is especially important in automotive series production. One of the major advantages of CoD is that the bonding process is significantly accelerated so that the components are secured in position for further handling. This reduces cycle time, costs, and space caused by the former technology of multiple parts in curing tools waiting to cure.”

Source: RAMPF
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