The VarioPicker® is an in-house development of the FFT. It is designed for the automatic robot-controlled fixation at the hemmed flanges of hang on parts.
Mainly, it is used at hang on parts (doors, hoods, tailgates) in body in white constructions. The fixing points of the VarioPicker® replace circumferential heating by induction after the roller hemming process. Producing a stiff conection, the VarioPicker® creates fixing points between the hemmed flange and the support structure. The fixing points are even not visible on the surface.
The service station of the VarioPickers® in combination with the electrode cap changer:
To guarantee a stable process the VarioPicker® owns special service station to mill and exchange automaticlally the electrode cap.
The pictures below show the service unit combined with the electrode cap changer from FFT. Further information about our electrode cap changers can be found here.