The Design of Semiautomatic Equipment for the Closing of Shock Absorbers for the Automotive Industry

By Dorin Telea, Daniela Pusca, Stefan Barbu and Andrei Pusca.

Published by The International Journal of Designed Objects

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The objective of this paper is the study and design of semiautomatic equipment for the automotive industry for the closing of shock absorbers’ cylinders, considering a wide range of tank tube lengths, and employing the roll seaming method. The paper analyses the behavior of the equipment’s structure with the shifting/settlement of the damper during the roll seaming process. The primary method used for the closing of the shock absorbers is rolling. For the achievement of the distortion of the end of the reservoir cylinder and in order to reach the recommended residual force, a well-defined force has to be developed, depending on the diameter and the thickness of the tank tube that is to be deformed and the size of the crimping addition.

Keywords: Shock Absorbers, Roll Seaming Process, Roll Seaming Equipment

The International Journal of Designed Objects, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.37-45. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 583.876KB).

Dr. Dorin Telea

Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania

Dr. Daniela Pusca

Experiential Learning Specialist, Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Stefan Barbu

Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania

Andrei Pusca

Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada