Efficient assembly processes through use of tolerance-compensating systems

16.06.2021

While electric vehicles have often only been produced in small quantities to date, they will need to be assembled efficiently and fully automatically in the future.

Multi-position interfaces are required at various points on the drivetrain. In some cases, wired connectors can be used – however, when connecting modules directly, a docking system is the better choice. In particular, connections that include rigid busbars require a contact system that can precisely compensate for tolerances. This is the perfect application area for the ODU DOCKING MATE®. This mating system is designed to compensate exactly for these tolerances, thus allowing automated assembly. The housing components of the ODU DOCKING MATE® can also be easily and individually designed, and precisely integrated into the overall application system.

The revised European climate targets, which are designed to usher in a carbon-neutral future, have made changes in mobility, i.e., the way we get around, inevitable. The shift to alternative drive technologies has now finally begun. There is currently much speculation as to which types of drive will ultimately prevail. However, one thing is certain – there will be a significant shift away from the conventional internal combustion engine toward electric vehicles. The electrification of vehicles and the resulting permanent changes to the automotive manufacturers’ production facilities are creating new challenges in the assembly processes.