300th Jenoptik airbag scoring machine goes to China
Chinese car models will continue to be equipped with lasered airbag solutions from Jenoptik.
The long-standing customer and partner Xinquan signed the contract for the 300th JENOPTIK-VOTAN® A Classic laser scoring system at the end of April during the annual plastics trade fair Chinaplas in Shanghai, China. Jiangsu Xinquan Automotive Trim Co LTD. ordered two perforation machines for different technologies and materials.
Founded in April 2001, the company specializes in the manufacture of various interior components for the automotive industry. Jenoptik and Xinquan can look back on a long-standing good partnership, which began with the purchase of the first machine in 2006. Since then, Xinquan has relied on safe and reliable laser technology from Jena. With machines at various locations in China and the technology partnership with Jenoptik, Xinquan is today one of the leading Chinese Tier 1 suppliers for plastic parts in China.
In addition to the JENOPTIK-VOTAN® A Classic, one of the JENOPTIK-VOTAN® A Scan, the latest technology of airbag perforation, is also included in the scope of delivery. This will enable Xinquan to serve the premium vehicle segment. Xinquan is investing in modern plant technology to equip new vehicle generations in China with the laser-weakened airbag flaps in the near future.
“With the innovative Jenoptik laser technology we were able to win significantly more orders for the production of instrument panels. We have been using this technology for more than ten years and are always enthusiastic about how reliable and high-precision the machines work”, says Zhihua Tang, Chairman & General Manager of Xinquan.
The laser machines of the JENOPTIK-VOTAN® A series create functionally reliable, invisible defined break lines along the required airbag door contour in instrument panels. This patented process constantly opens up new design possibilities in the vehicle interior. The new generation JENOPTIK-VOTAN® A Scan from JENOPTIK now allows the precise processing of high-quality and sensitive materials.
Picture: Jenoptik Managing Director Dr. Torsten Scheller (right) “handed over” the laser scoring machine to the Chinese customer at the end of October.
The picture is available for download in the Jenoptik image database in the Current Events gallery.
With its Automotive unit in the Mobility segment, Jenoptik is one of the leading manufacturers of metrology and laser machines for manufacturing processes in the automotive industry. The portfolio includes high-precision contact and non-contact production metrology for a wide range of measurement tasks such as the pneumatic, tactile or optical testing of roughness, contour and form, as well as determining dimensions throughout all phases of the production process and in the metrology lab. The metrology product range is rounded off with a comprehensive service offering advice, training and customer service, as well as long-term maintenance agreements. Furthermore, Jenoptik develops 3D laser processing systems and machines that are integrated into production lines for our customers as part of their process optimization and automation. These systems are used for processing plastics, metals and leather with maximum efficiency, precision and safety. The portfolio is complemented by energy-efficient and environmentally friendly exhaust cleaning systems for laser and other industrial processes.