New joining technologies: Ensure consistently high quality
The trend towards light construction has prompted innovation in the joining technology field. In addition to conventional steel, light metals such as aluminum, high-tensile steels and fiber composites are finding increasing use. Riveting, clinching, screwing, and gluing are being used with these different materials, and each process needs quality inspections.
Gluing especially is increasingly replacing other joining techniques. A modern car consists today of around 15 to 18 kilograms of adhesive. Glued-in front and rear windshields are not uncommon. But weak spots in gluing or using the wrong adhesive create a safety risk. Balluff's sensors help you meet your high quality standards.