In body-in-white, up to 200 individual parts and assemblies are put together to form a self-supporting body.
Apart from the well-established resistance welding, also known as "spot welding", a variety of joining processes are used depending on the mix of materials.
For lightweight materials such as aluminium and magnesium, joining processes such as laser welding, flanging or clinching are more appropriate.
Suitable adhesives are also available nowadays. These adhesives also contribute in part to damping noise as well as sealing seams and joints.
The requirements for the reliability and availability of the plant is very high in body-in-white, since the material flow must not stop in the subsequent painting process.
Here, sensors from ifm electronic, with their high standards of reliability and robustness, help to achieve these goals sustainably.