Joining is one of the core processes in axle assembly. Whether drive shafts need to be tightened or bearings need to be joined, process know-how is key. AuE has the expertise to design spindles and counter bearings and integrate them into the overall process. The design variants reach from in-line joining units as a manual work station in assembly lines to stationary systems. Many joining units are complemented with pull test devices.
Typical joining tasks:
When axles and axle components are mounted, overlapping parts are also joined with defined force-distance paths. The range of requirements is broad, the degree of automation depends on the application and, naturally, on economic viability.
AuE Kassel has implemented the following joining systems (non-exhaustive list):
For optimal solutions, AuE Kassel resorts to tried and tested example component groups. The right joining programme is automatically selected and started, the joining parameters (force-distance path) are monitored and documented. On request, pull test systems can also be integrated (e.g. to join drive shafts).