In harsh production environments where adhesive systems have to perform around the clock, customers need reliable systems that are easy to use. The SYS 6000 from our SCA product line is a common choice for body shop applications. For an easy operation, the microcontroller-based SYS 6000 can be controlled not only via mobile or remote panel, but also through a browser accessible web interface. At the same time, this system controller offers a range of features to improve uptime, boost quality, and reduce maintenance requirements.
The electric driven ADE/ADKE 6000 shot meters cover a wide range of body-in-white applications. Heavy duty construction for long lifecycle, a simplified installation and maintenance, need for only one single hybrid cable, and precise control with an accuracy of ±1% are some of the many advantages of this product. The 6000 series support a variety of application requirements, such as cold or heated delivery of one or two components.
The SCA product line offers a range of bead and swirl applicators. The E-Swirl 2 AdX BIW applicator for example ensures an excellent material distribution with long-term quality assurance. It can handle three different applications: fixed beads, fixed swirl, and adjustable swirl applications. With flexible changes of width and constrictions as well as sharply contoured edges, the E-Swirl 2 AdX BIW can precisely align to the individual part geometry. That makes this applicator the perfect solution for hem flange bonding processes, one of the most challenging joining processes in body-in-white.
To meet customer requirements for bead shape and size, a broad range of standard and customized nozzles are available. Ultimately, the type of nozzle that is selected in combination with the applicator determines the shape. In body shop applications, common bead and special swirl nozzles are used for structural bonding processes.
A reliable and robust material supply increases production uptime and reduces maintenance costs. All SCA pumps are designed for a long operational life and to minimize stress on the adhesives and sealants they handle. Both single and double barrel pumps are available. Double barrel models enable convenient replacement of material barrels, without disrupting production. The SCA pump control enables high-viscosity adhesive and sealant materials to be used as well as one or two component bonding systems.
Structural bonding processes in body shop are particularly safety critical applications. Atlas Copco offers an in-line visual quality control system that detects errors in width, continuity and position of the adhesive bead during the application.