We know how to form and join metal like nobody else. To offer the right solution for every need, we have over 30 different joining technologies in series production worldwide. These include conventional processes such as arc welding, which we use worldwide with over 5300 power sources. Plus, we use innovative technologies such as mechanical joining or adhesive bonding. In this way, we can optimally meet your requirements - whether in the area of electromobility or weight reduction.
Wherever you manufacture, as our customer you can count on continuity: We achieve this with standardization that applies to all production sites. This is constantly being further developed - all regions and plants work together with the central functions to achieve this. Our experts intensively exchange information on every technology worldwide. This is our basis for being able to offer the same quality standards and processes at a competitive level everywhere. The focus is not only on the actual joining process, but also on other indispensable elements such as automation, clamping, testing and measuring technology.
On the cutting edge of quality control of series production
With the smart production data platform
Wire feed motor current, system error, process sequence: just a few of the parameters we monitor as part of our comprehensive quality-control processes. In the course of a day, however, ‘a few’ parameters become millions of data points.
To help record and analyze them, we’ve developed our own Smart Production Data Platform that helps us visualize the data and carry out event-based maintenance or interventions. The availability (OEE) of the welding systems has been increased considerably, while at the same time reducing the costs for maintenance and servicing.
How can you accelerate the time-consuming process of internal weld inspection?
The internal condition can only be determined by destructive testing. But cutting and grinding the weld for macroscopic and microscopic inspection is a time-consuming manual process. Until now. At BENTELER, we’re testing methods for waterjet cutting to automate and speed up the process. For this purpose, two robots are used to cut the weld seam in a synchronized movement: quickly and cleanly for a fast inspection.