tesa and ABB Demo Hole Covering Automation in Japan

tesa, an international manufacturer of innovative adhesive tapes and self-adhesive product solutions, and ABB, a technology leader in electrification and automation system integrator, are doing a live demonstration of the tesa ProSeal cartridge-based tape applicator for fully automated hole covering.

Both companies are inviting Japanese and Korean automotive OEMs to ABB’s technical center in Shimada City, Japan, from 15 to 19 April 2024. Specifically, they will demonstrate the most advanced automation technology for the hole-covering tape application process in the automotive industry.

tesa® demonstrates ProSeal hole covering automation

Innovative Ecosystem for Maximum Efficiency and Waste Reduction

Particularly, tesa® ProSeal is a unique ecosystem that offers significant improvements in production efficiency and flexibility. Also, it achieves waste reduction in automotive hole covering application. The cartridge is compatible with different materials and/or dimensions of tesa® hole cover patches. Meanwhile, the robot automatically switches the cartridge in 10 seconds to apply the appropriate patches. Thus, it minimizes the complexity of the process and the capital investment in automated equipment. Moreover, tesa collects the used cartridge and replenishes the cartridges with new patches. It aims to minimize packaging materials and reduce liner waste. With production innovations like these, the company supports customers to achieve their sustainability targets and reduce operation costs with fully automated processes.

Up close of tesa® ProSeal hole covering solution

“We are proud to collaborate with ABB to introduce tesa® ProSeal, our innovative hole-covering automation technology, to the automotive industry in Asia Pacific,” said Andreas Gunnestrand, President & Regional Manager, tesa Asia Pacific. “This partnership highlights our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that drive automation. Moreover (these), contribute to sustainability and waste reduction in the automotive industry.”

“This strategic collaboration exemplifies ABB’s commitment to pioneering innovative robotics and automation solutions to transform industries and future-proof business,” says Takashi Asari, head of ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation division, Japan. “We are also introducing our new Omnicore™ robot controller, which has market-leading motion control capabilities and reduces power consumption by up to 20 percent. This makes manufacturing more accurate, efficient, and sustainable.”

tesa® ProSeal hole covering in action

Provides Intelligent Solutions

Moreover, tesa has a long-standing partnership with the automotive industry. Mainly, it provide intelligent solutions that contribute to areas such as automation and e-mobility. Its innovative self-adhesive tape solutions and application process technology play a critical role in improving manufacturing processes. It also improves product performance for automotive OEMs and their suppliers worldwide. Through continuous innovation and collaboration, it remains committed to driving the automotive industry towards a more efficient, sustainable, and technologically advanced future.

-16 April 2024-