Wolfratshausen – Light is good – even lighter is better. It is a driving force for innovative technologies in the field of material development on the one hand, and is challenging engineers to realize reliable process connections between lightweight construction elements on the other. No problem is unsolvable, as the TSS cooperation project has proven. The ZOW – one of the most successful competitive exhibitions for suppliers of the furniture industry and for interior design, and also an established industry event in the lightweight construction industry – will take place in the coming year at the Exhibition Center in Bad Salzuflen from February 6–8. The Light Construction Interest Group (igeL) will present once more with its membership organization on a joint stand within during the ZOW. WEBER Schraubautomaten GmbH is a member of IgeL and will present the lightweight technology TSS to the trade audience. TSS was developed by two experts in connection technology: As an medium-sized company group, EJOT GmbH & Co. KG sets benchmarks in the development and manufacturing of connective elements, in particular self-tapping screws for metal and plastic. The second project partner – WEBER Schraubautomaten GmbH – is a market leader in the manufacturing of automated screwdriving systems. Both are faced with these challenges:
- The trend towards light construction is dominating all manufacturing and assembly industries. Besides metallic raw materials, this trend has also included plastics.
- Manufacturers are increasingly turning to hollow-chamber plates, which consist of two cover layers as well as a hollow-chamber structure in between to optimize the weight of the final products.
- The outer layers usually consist of a fiber-matrix system.