EJOT APPLITEC; an extension to your design project

Working with customers to arrive at engineering solutions; it’s what we do!

Our state-of-the-art APPLITEC® Centre is a hub for innovative thinking and a comprehensive test bed for products and assemblies in the conceptual phase of development.

For design engineering professionals, that can mean multi-material installation testing – with the objective of providing the customer with comprehensive torque analysis data.

This process can be assisted by EJOT Prognosis Calculation software. These unique calculation packages support key EJOT products for direct fastening into key thermoplastics and metals and enhance forecasting for prototype assemblies at the design stage.

Working alongside your EJOT application engineer, these facilities are potentially at your disposal, an extension to your own design project.

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APPLITEC for design engineering.

Services at a glance:
>   Comprehensive screw joint analysis for optimal design engineering and fastening performance data
>   Fastening tests: from first tests on sample parts through to the development phase with real time components
>   Typical procedures: Torque and clamp load measurement, long-term measurement under thermal stress, tensile and compression test
>   Preparation and presentation of application specific test reports 
>   Working alongside customer teams to develop individual solutions.


Manual and semi-automated installation test rigs

Real time testing provides the customer with absolute torque data based on application-specific materials, joined to a specified torque setting, from 1Nm to 12Nm. Whilst parameters are specific to our inhouse Deprag rigs, technicians are able to arrive at calculations according to known installation speed and specified torque settings.

Typical applications to pass through UK Applitec Centre include single sided assembly such as seat belt components, lighting, battery components. That includes standard range screws through to the microscrew variants used in multi-material joining from circuit boards to precision vehicle lighting systems.

Testing goes beyond the classic automotive applications and have recently been as diverse as pharmaceutical and medical instruments through to latest generation ovens and hobs.


EJOWELD demonstration and testing equipment

EJOWELD is possibly the most revolutionary development in vehicle chassis or B-I-W (Body-In-White) assembly, and leading the way to build lighter, build stronger.

Since its inception EJOWELD friction weld component technology is being deployed by leading automotive manufacturers worldwide. Initially developed to join light material aluminium to high strength boron steel, the process has been expanded to create high strength joining of aluminium to aluminium, and carbon fibre materials as a top sheet to aluminium.

The system offers a wide range of production benefits where high-volume automated assembly is prevalent.


Testing and unique systems for foam and composite materials

TSSD; the composite innnovation

Joining components to lightweight honeycomb material has traditionally been achieved through a variety of fixing elements and techniques such as rivets, adhesives, potted or floating inserts and, of course, nuts and bolts.

The TSSD direct Installation fastening system creates an incredibly strong joint in a vast range of these materials, eliminating the need for pre-hole. The TSSD component is made from a fibreglass reinforced thermoplastic polymer. This strength makes it possible to apply a specific axial loading to revolution ratio, resulting in a fast high-strength joint without the need to create a pre-hole.

Our demo rig allows sufficient optimisation to achieve accurate testing, making it possible to record the setting parameters used. Such has been the impact, that designers at many of Germany’s main vehicle manufacturers now ‘design in’ new TSSD variants. Pull-out loads for TSSD into the broad standard honeycomb material are typically around 800 N, with loads of up to 1000 N achievable. In organo type materials, this rises to as much as 1800 N.

RSD; high strength joining for expanded polypropylene

The EJOT EPPsys was developed to provide a fast and reliable option to join components to modern lightweight foamed materials, in particular EPP (expanded polypropylene).

Our EPPsys rig demonstrates the EJOT RSD friction welding boss and its effectiveness into EPP foams and PP honeycomb materials. RSD is embedded in the EPP foam and securely connects to the molten material.

EJOT’s EPP joining systems lend themselves to manual through to fully automated installation scenarios and have proven themselves in a wide variety of application solutions around the world.

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International Support

  • Support from EJOT’s international project team
  • Full assistance with component design and overall component analysis
  • Special license partners
  • GFA membership (Global Fastener Alliance)