Many industrial and special (very pure) gases are currently utilised in the vehicle production. The range of industrial gas applications is broad; let us name but a few as cutting, welding, material processing and surface treatment, special gas utilisation in the hi-tech facilities for the automotive industry and in the analytical chemistry.
The MIG/MAG/TIG/plasma production processes belong to the field where the gases are utilised for cutting, welding, and material surface treatment. While using expedient production facilities and technologies, production costs may be reduced by the simultaneous working environment improvement in the production. Flame technologies, for example oxygen cutting, soldering, and surface spraying are used for component preparation, joining, and protection against wearing and corrosion.
Laser cutting, welding, and lettering belong to the laser technologies that are used by the car body preparation and joining. Laser production systems are very cost intensive in terms of investments, but they reach high productivity and production reproducibility. In this case, gases are the key factor how to meet both these requirements. Annealing, cementation, nitridation, cooling, cleaning, and material recycling belong to other production technologies that use industrial gases for material processing and surface treatment.
Quality and productivity increase in the complex plastic component production enables to reach considerable cost savings. TOOLVAC®, the new plastic injection technology, enables better and faster plastics cooling during the production cycle.
Hi-tech facilities as the high-performance reflectors on the one hand and the effort for environmental quality increase on the other hand require the utilisation of special gases and their mixtures. And, last but not least, ultra-pure gases are necessary for precise analyses of vehicle exhaust gases; these analyses enable to optimise the combustion process setting of vehicle motors so that the exhaust gas impact on the environment is minimised