Joining technology

Joining components to fit

As the name suggests, joining technology is about joining two components. This often involves the application of external force. In this process, components with matching shapes are joined with a so-called fit. Even if this process sounds simple at first, it requires great attention to detail.

Particularities of joining

The joining motion should be as uniform as possible to avoid the occurrence of a phenomenon similar to the slip-stick effect. The required joining force strongly increases due to the rapid change from static friction to sliding friction. This is easy to implement with a hydraulic drive.

The block force and the associated position must be monitored to ensure a reliable joining process. Therefore, a drive unit should be able to monitor both pressure and position.

Furthermore, each of the components to be joined has multiple positions that are important for their joining process. In conventional processes, these are systematically monitored and evaluated by means of pressing force monitoring.

In modern drives, however, this data can be determined from the drive.

Reliable and efficient joining processes with a compact hydraulic axle

Advantages of an E-AHP unit in joining

A joining process using an E-AHP unit has many advantages. They start with the energy-efficient drive and end with the fact that no hydraulic power unit is required.

In addition, the E-AHP is an off-the-shelf drive that can be commissioned in a plug&play kind of procedure.

  • Drive offers an efficiency of >95%.
  • Motion without vibration or jerking
  • Controlled in the µm range
  • Force monitoring
  • Plug & play principle

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