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Dispensing, Bonding & Riveting

What is Robotic Dispensing, Bonding & Riveting?

Automated dispensing and bonding refers to the process of a robot applying materials including sealant, foam, glue and many more on to parts within a manufacturing process. The process benefits from automation when compared with human application because the robot can be more precise and consistent on each part, giving the end-user results of a much higher standard.

Automation systems can also help save costs around waste, with computer-managed systems, a specific amount of material can be used each time; no more no less. This means that there is little to no waste and therefore less money is spent.

Automated riveting, dispensed from an automatic riveting gun is a great alternative to resistance welding and is being used more frequently in the electric vehicle market.

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Whatever bonding & dispensing automation your application requires, we can integrate a robotic system to suit your specifics. Cost-effective and highly accurate, we can design your system to suit any range of techniques, size or specification. Whether it’s the joining of two separate parts or the application of a substance as part of a larger production line. Using our years of experience and by working closely with our partners, we can also help refine the process, whether in the selection of a technique or in the trialling of the process.

With examples of automated dispensing and bonding used in a leading automotive company’s manufacturing lines, as well as throughout other production lines in various industries, Bauromat has a fantastic track record in providing automated dispensing and bonding.

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Automatic Riveting

Where joining materials together is required, but welding may be too harsh to the material, riveting provides an alternative solution that can warrant similar results. In a world of developing technologies, Bauromat is at the forefront of changes and when some manufacturers choose to move over to automated riveting methods over traditional welding solutions, Bauromat has the experience to provide solutions for any variations.

Bauromat works closely with self-piercing rivet equipment manufacturer Henrob to ensure quality products are used in all automation solutions. Self riveting automation provides the perfect answer as an alternative solution to welding when the material might not cope well with the high temperatures. 

BAURO-MATE

For small-sized dispensing and bonding applications, Bauromat’s BAURO-MATE can be the ideal solution. Designed to integrate existing dispensing or bonding heads or manufactured for an entirely new process, BAURO-MATE is entirely flexible and can be designed to suit any and all possibilities. Dispensing and bonding make perfect use of the BAURO-MATE’s split-half design, too. With the robot fixed in an open-sided half, if there are multiple processes in your production line, you can make cost savings by having multiple application halves with the use of only one robot.

Industry 4.0 Levels of Service

Bauromat’s philosophy of ‘integration from day one means that the end-user will receive the highest level of service from initial conversations, through to design, manufacture, installation and commission. The automated solution will be built with the customer’s requirements at the heart of every decision, with everything from the type of robot, brand and type of dispensing or bonding process being made especially for your requirements.

On top of this, all Bauromat systems, be they standard or bespoke come with a unique industry 4.0 HMI system, designed entirely in house from the ground up the system helps monitor and control all aspects of the system at all times

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    Dispensing, Bonding & Riveting FAQ's

    Dispensing robots, like all industrial robots, are controlled & programmed through a teach pendant that allows the robot to be moved between positions. These are recorded and then used automatically by the robot. Dispensing robots also features automatic dispensing heads which would be programed to dispense at particular points in the robot's cycle.

    Through the application of extreme pressure, when riveting two materials together the rivet expands forming a bond between the materials that are extremely durable. Riveting is becoming a great alternative to traditional spot welding techniques in the electric vehicle industry.

    All robot systems will feature an industrial robot and control, either floor or base mounted. Depending on the job the robot system is doing depends on what components can feature, ranging from dispensing units, rivet guns or welding equipment. All robotic systems should be entirely guarded to protect operators and machinery.