Various production lines had to be set up for a newbuild hall at VDL VDS for a range of welding work for the automotive industry. These production lines had to be fitted with welding workstations. The welding work makes use of spot welding machines, manual welding stations and welding robot units.
There was a specific challenge with regard to the welding robots. These weld a large number of stamped components for the automotive industry. The components are covered with a film of oil which is needed for the stamping process. This oil creates an additional fire hazard in the filtration system. We had to look for a solution which would minimise the fire hazard.