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1. (WO2018041559) METHOD FOR FITTING SEALING PROFILES, BY WAY OF AN ADHESIVE LAYER, ON VEHICLE BODIES OR THE PARTS THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/041559    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/070106
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B23P 19/04
B60J 10/00
Applicants: TESLA GROHMANN AUTOMATION GMBH
Inventors: GROHMANN, Klaus
THOMMES, Lothar
Title: METHOD FOR FITTING SEALING PROFILES, BY WAY OF AN ADHESIVE LAYER, ON VEHICLE BODIES OR THE PARTS THEREOF
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for fitting sealing profiles (2) on vehicle bodies or the parts thereof, wherein the sealing profile (2) is withdrawn from an unwinding unit (7) and, by way of an adhesive layer arranged on the sealing profile, is rolled on the vehicle body or the part of the vehicle body, along an application line provided for fitting purposes, by means of a pressure-exerting roller of an application head (4). The invention is based on the concept of defects and discontinuities in the sealing profile (2) being detected immediately by the arrangement of an automatic optical inspection system (11) within the application device, on the user side, i.e. in particular without there being any need for markings on the wound-up sealing profile or for data handling between the manufacturer of the sealing profile and the user.