The BalTec South Germany sales team, together with the development center at headquarters in Switzerland, developed and empirically proved the development of a plastic filter holders for fuel injections.
The filter was previously joined by ultrasonic welding. This process is more complex.
The successful process change to radial riveting was able to replace the more complex ultrasonic welding process with equivalent quality and lower investment and operating costs regarding energy requirements. The team successfully integrated the new solution into the series production line in time.
Facts & Figures
|Riveting Force||max. 6.6 kN|
|Geometry dimensions||Approx. Ø 20mm|
|Rivet head geometry||Riveting tool with "drawn in" profile|
|Material||Glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic with at least 30% glass fiber content to overcome the typical memory effect.|
|Forming Tool||Special riveting forming tool with "draw-in" profile|
|Performance Data||Forming time: approx. 1.2 sec. / Cycle time: approx. 2 sec.|
|Device||RNE 181 riveting unit for line integration|
|Process Control||HPP-25 Process Controller|
|Interfaces||USB, LAN, X4, X6, X9|
|Area of Application||Automotive, filter manufacturers, pneumatic components, process industry|
|User Benefits. Process||Equivalent quality with easier to handle process|
|User Benefits: Economic||Reduction of investment and production costs.|
Project implemented by BalTec AG - Switzerland
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