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Bonding Applications

This particular work cell bonded camera brackets and mirror buttons to automotive windshields.  There were three different camera brackets for two different model windshields.  A total of 6 different windshields can be produced from this line.  This line also ran one version of rear windows that needed 2 brackets bonded to it.  Bringing the cell total to 7 different models of windows that can be ran through this cell.  There is also flexibility in this work cell to allow for future expansion.  We used 3 different cameras on this cell to detect primer, urethane, and hot melt.  

This particular machine soldered buttons and bonded a carrier to a center glass window of the DT Rear Slider Assembly. There are 2 stations on the fixture that operator on a rotary cylinder. The front of the fixture is where the solder buttons, and carriers are applied. The rear of the fixture is the UV curing station to cure the glue for the carrier. For this fixture we also incorporated priming/burnishing stations to each size of the fixture that were mounted to arms that could be positioned where comfortable for the operator.

When there are multiple pieces to a window assembly, it may make sense to automate a complete work cell to assemble a window. For this application we were assembling a rear slider for a pick-up truck. This incorporated a conveyor fed work cell where a robot would pick up the raw glass, and place it into a priming station where the robot would prime the windows. From there the material handling robot would place it in a cure rack to let the primer cure. From there the robot takes it to a bonding station.

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