Connecting Plate

The connecting plate assy rear performs the bearing function of the cab damping and rear cab suspension. The component is crash relevant.

High demands on the forming process to realise the part geometry of the side console, as well as at the joining process (arc-welding) and their heat-induced effects on the component tolerances. High demands on the final painting, because it is a visible part with decorative requirements.

Two Different Tools for a Connecting Plate

Technologies: Progressive die and transfer tool for producing the single parts, automatic arc-welding process, e-coating, part assembly via screwing, powder painting

Production plant: Iserlohn/Germany

Model/Customer: Mercedes-Benz Trucks Actros

Challenge: Intensive involvement of the development process together with the customer