POSITIONING & WORKHOLDING
Destaco products play a significant role in the automotive Body-in-White (BIW) manufacturing process. At this automotive manufacturing stage, the plain, non-painted, steel frame components are welded and assembled together to form the vehicle’s basic structure. These various frame components need to be positioned accurately and held securely during the BIW welding and assembling operations, which are performed by a robot or by manual processes. Destaco offers exceptional products, and design solutions, answering the BIW positioning and workholding needs.
The tools and equipment are well thought-out when the BIW process engineering and spec engineering departments are developing their operational strategies and production objectives. Selecting the right tools and equipment is crucial to the entire BIW manufacturing process success. Destaco is rooted in providing solutions to the automotive industry since being founded in 1915, first working with the automotive industry way back then. As a leader, Destaco’s product designs have enabled the Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineers (VOME) to advance their operations throughout the decades, and Destaco continues to lead the way with new and unique innovations offering solutions for continuous advancements.
Contact us today to share your application goals and technical specifications with our BIW engineers!
Since the Body-in-White manufacturing process handles the portion of the vehicle that comprises a majority of the vehicle’s weight, many different lighter-weight steels with new properties are incorporated into BIW design process improvements. This may require changes in applications also. It is important that the tools and equipment employed during the BIW process are flexible and easily adjustable to perform effectively when modifications in the process or of the materials are created. Destaco’s products offer the flexibility required. Modular robotic tooling, adaptors, tolerance compensating clamps, auto-release venturis, and easily replaceable and interchangeable products provide the necessary accommodations when modifications are needed. Destaco’s application engineering teams also design and build custom solutions when an automotive manufacturing application advances beyond the flexible features of current products.
Automotive plants, following the North American Automotive Manufacturing Standards (NAAMS), require tools and equipment that are NAAMS compliant. Destaco answers this requirement with our automotive industry products. Contact Destaco and ask for the Automotive Team to assist you with questions regarding Destaco NAAMS compliant products.
Destaco provides multiple solutions for the Press Stamping process, another segment of automotive manufacturing. To learn more about Destaco’s products specifically for Press Shop Stamping operations, please click here.
DESTACO provides solutions for all areas of body-in-white, including:
Below are products DESTACO offers for the BIW Automotive Manufacturing market. If our off-the-shelf solutions don't fit, we can produce custom solutions that will. Destaco products designed for the automotive BIW manufacturing process include: