The body, chassis and crash structures are all key elements in vehicle manufacturing. This construction has a substantial share in the passive safety of vehicles and is the supporting connection for almost all components. During manufacturing of a body, various components must be connected with each other safely, permanently and, some must be serviceable.
The mixed materials used in car and body manufacturing today need to be progressively more lightweight, more robust and, preferably, more cost-effective. While in the past, parts were welded together, today light weight aluminum structures need to be bonded and screwed together. This is where WEBER automated screwdriving technology comes into play. The criteria for this new manufacturing technique is high flexibility, uncompromising process reliability and extremely low error rates.
Manufacturers like Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Lamborghini, GM, Ford Motor Co., Honda, Daimler, and others rely on WEBER automatic screwdriving systems for their body and structure assembly. WEBER has long become a technology driver in the industry and with more than 400 installations in North America alone and more than 125 million successful fastener installations, has developed appropriate screwdriving methods for modern materials and composites such as the Flow Drilling Joining System (RSF).