A Novel Method for Monitoring the Skinning Process of Sealing Silicones

Authors

  • Balázs Vehovszky
    Affiliation

    Department of Automobiles and Vehicle Manufacturing, BME

  • Norbert Ruzsás
    Affiliation

    Audi Hungaria Motor Kft

  • János Takács
    Affiliation

    Department of Automobiles and Vehicle Manufacturing, BME

  • Zoltán Weltsch
    Affiliation

    Department of Automobiles and Vehicle Manufacturing, BME

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.7119

Abstract

Tight and faultless sealing is very important, when joining different internal-combustion engine parts (cylinder head – cylinder block – crankcase – oil sump). For this purpose, silicones are widely used. However, the curing process of silicones varies in a wide range – according to assembly line experiments. Environmental conditions as well as the properties of the actual silicone material can strongly affect the curing. Consequently, a local qualification possibility of the supplied silicone at the assembly line would be favourable. We evolved a novel testing method, which give us real-time information about the curing process of a silicon sample. According to this method a machine was built and installed at the motor assembly plant of AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. at Győr (Hungary) and patent claim was announced for it at DPMA (German Patent Office).

Keywords:

sealing silicone; motor assembly; curing time; skinning process

Published Online

2014-02-11

How to Cite

Vehovszky, B., Ruzsás, N., Takács, J., Weltsch, Z. (2013) “A Novel Method for Monitoring the Skinning Process of Sealing Silicones”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 41(2), pp. 105–109. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.7119

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