The integration of a sun or panoramic roof into the body requires a lot of time, effort, and personnel during production.
IBG has realized an automated assembly and adjustment system. This creates the basis to replace the manual and economically no longer profitable sunroof integration. However, the scope of the entire manufacturing process for the integration of a sun or panoramic roof is not yet finalized.
IBG was faced with the challenge of integrating the seal for a roof into the assembly of a completely automated process. The solution to this problem was provided by IBG with the development of the seal application head.
This system offers the possibility of integrating the manual processes, which consist of “surface cleaning” and “application of the adhesive seal,” into a fully automatic manufacturing process. By means of an innovative camera control, the application head covers the roof section of the body and cleans the roof flange intended for the seal. Subsequently, the adhesive seal is applied circumferentially by the parallel application head. Thus, the cycle time for this manufacturing process is reduced significantly compared to manual assembly.
With the combination of the seal application head and sunroof assembly, IBG has succeeded in developing an automated concept of complete roof integration.