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Porsche (nearly) dispenses with plastic bungs | Automotive Trade Information – Auto Information by Automobilnews.eu

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Porsche (nearly) dispenses with plastic bungs | Automotive Trade Information


Reel-fed robotic applies patches, changing 3,600 plugs per shift inserted by hand

Porsche has discovered a brand new solution to plug automotive physique holes after portray.

Till now, the holes, which offer entry for corrosion prevention coating spray nozzles or paint circulation in a dip tank, have been sealed after portray with plastic plugs. As an alternative, a robotic locations round 100 sealing patches routinely.

The method makes use of round patches from provider Tesa and the automaker claims the method eliminates appreciable pressure on Taycan EV line staff who beforehand needed to insert, by hand, as much as 3,600 plugs per shift. This additionally concerned overhead work.

One patch dimension is used to cowl all 4 varieties of gap sorts plus, with a thickness of simply 1mm, the patches barely protrude in any respect, whereas the plugs lengthen as much as 6mm from the physique. A particular robotic was developed for the monotonous activity.

By July 2020 round 100 of the 150 plugs required within the Taycan paint store in Zuffenhausen had been eradicated and the paint store at Leipzig will probably be subsequent, by summer time 2021.

Tesa is well-known in Germany for workplace and packaging tape.

Dirk Paffe, Porsche’s planning chief for paint store processes, mentioned: “As soon as the particular sealing patches have been utilized, they’ll solely be indifferent once more with an excessive amount of effort. They supply [durability] that may additionally stand up to the stresses of a automobile in movement and [outlive] the automobile.”



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Porsche (nearly) dispenses with plastic bungs | Automotive Trade Information – Auto Information by Automobilnews.eu
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