Since the very beginning, the automobile industry has been the backbone of major economies. There are enough numbers to show that developed nations emphasise continually expanding and improving this industry in order to add to the country’s economic growth.
The focus all along has been on taking the combustible engines and making them linear, thinner and more efficient, as can be seen with some of the astounding developments that have come out of the industry over the years.
Change is the only constant
In the quest for improvements, it is quite apparent to everyone that the automobile industry is evolving and exploring various alternate technologies. Among some of the more recent ones are hybrids fuel cells and, of course, the latest, which is the e-mobility solution. The latter is gaining popularity primarily because of its practicality and ease of access.
Even with these changes and with multiple alternatives emerging, there is one constant parameter between the old and new technologies, and that is the assembly process. However, that is where the similarity ends and it is important to focus on the challenges which are emerging due to the uniqueness of the e-mobility platform.
There are some traditional solutions available and used for a combustion engine, such as mechanical drive train, the assembly engine, the transmission or suspension parts. Naturally, many of these components are not required in e-mobility solutions. Instead, there are substitutes that have replaced these components. These include drive train electronics, battery packs, control systems, controllers and of course, the display. Together, these electronics make the e-mobility solution pretty interactive and also internet-ready in many cases.
New solutions for new technologies
When you consider these new e-mobility solutions there is a definite requirement for new and reliable assembly solutions, such as different fastening technology. This technology needs to accurately provide the required torque. Besides that, it also needs to take into account exotic special materials that are used in order to ensure the safety and reliability of the equipment as well as the passengers.
So how does this new assembly technology work?
As we’ve outlined above, even for the e-mobility solution platform, assembly continues to remain a priority. And as this technology advances, there is a need to make the necessary changes in product selection as well. This is where the fastener specialist takes over. Once the assembly requirement is outlined and the unique challenge is understood, a specific solution is derived that matches these new fasteners and the exact assembly criteria requirements.
The right tool for the right application
Considering the new assembly solution scenario, it is critical for the automobile manufacturer to find the right tool for the right application. At IEC, we have extensive knowledge of both ends of the spectrum. We have worked for many years on the conventional fastening processes for traditional assembly lines for combustible engines. We are also aware of the solutions and the challenges which are emerging with new technologies and e-mobility solutions. With our combined experience and expertise in fastening solutions, we are more than qualified to offer apt solutions to cater to this demanding new technology product.
Whether it’s solutions for the battery cover tightening, the converter assembly or any of the several electronics parts which are required in some assembly areas as well, we have the right set of fastening solutions that suit these exact requirements.
Talk to us today to understand how we can cater to this fast-changing e-mobility space while also offering apt solutions to the industry, and thus giving your manufacturing process a boost.