Thanks to its special folding mechanism, lightweight construction and intelligent sensor technology, the HORIZON can be installed where conventional fixed installations are either physically impractical or financially unviable. The system does not have to be resistant to high winds or heavy snow; because under conditions of storm, hail, or snow, it retracts into its own covered store. The metal frames for the solar panels are produced by dhp using the GESIPA®GAV 8000 blind riveting system; saving time and increasing the process security for this decisive manufacturing operation.
Process security in the manufacture of the HORIZON solar folding roof
Every rivet counts
In contrast to the fully automated assembly of the solar panels on their frames, the riveting of the frames themselves is not robotically automated. That said, the riveting equipment still offers decisive advantages over conventional riveting systems. Even with manual operation, things like the automatic rivet feed, automated head evacuation and complete process monitoring offer enormous advantages. The GESIPA®GAV8000 is future-ready because the focus of the company is clear: the integration of the current process monitoring system into the neighbouring automated production line. dhp technology AG intends to also hand over the riveting process to a robot.
The partnership with SFS
The GESIPA® GAV 8000 modular blind riveting system has been specifically developed for the needs of industry. Every version can be adapted to robotic assembly systems. What’s more, the partnership between dhp technology AG and SFS is not limited to riveting techniques; rather fasteners in general, tooling and stores management are all areas of collaboration between SFS and this fast-emerging concern.