AWL-Techniek says it has built a fully automated system for the assembly of decorative strips for car windows. In three stages, both the strips and assembly clips are provided with primer, hardener and glue. Each layer is checked separately for quality. After the clips have been mounted, the extensions for handling are cut off using little cutting force as possible to avoid any damage being caused to the strip
When the strip is ready, it is taken out of the mould and provided with a production code. The company says this machine enables 430,000 decorative strips a year to be equipped with 5.2m assembly clips. They are used in three different car models.