Connecting with Hot Air
Targeted and Permanent
Another method for joining components is hot-air riveting. After assembling the two joining parts the rivet of a plastic part is heated up so far, that it softens and can be reshaped. Riveting is primarily used when a plastic component must be mechanically connected to another component that is made from dissimilar materials.
Gluing is another connection technique. In the case of the gluing process, hot air is used during upstream and downstream processes, e.g., for cleaning, drying, and curing.
In the context of electrical engineering, a large number of connections have to be soldered to ensure good electrical contact and to make sure that components are mechanically secure. Often, the solder is melted by using special nozzles to target hot air at the solder joint. The required connection is achieved once the solder has cooled.
Leister has the solution
Leister offers suitable hot-air tools and accessories for all kinds of connection scenarios, from welding, riveting, and gluing to soldering. Whether you are looking for air heaters, hot-air blowers, application-specific nozzles, or control components – at Leister you are bound to find the right equipment for your joining process.