Glaskeil Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG – Test rig for automated strength measurement of various adhesive bonds

igu-award-adm | July 23, 2020

Among the items that Glaskeil produces are plastic parts and components. It processes and installs primarily clear plastics. Application areas include the construction and furniture industries, boat construction, advertising equipment and many others. Frequently, components must be glued together. These adhesive bonds should be tested ahead of time so that material combinations can be approved, for instance.



There has so far been no reliable process for comparing various bonding options, gluing procedures and component and adhesive materials. Testing rigs set up for the purpose have so far tended to be provisional.


The use of a drylin E SAW lead screw unit with motor and the associated igus D1 dryve control system allows a uniformly defined adhesive workpiece for automated testing. This means that techniques and materials used so far and new, innovative materials introduced on the market in the future can be tested, documented and approved.

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