Specialist in automotive stud welding, Nelson Automotive, has won a contract with Daimler, which will see its equipment play a key role in the production of the Mercedes Benz C-class and S-class ranges. The contract, its first ever with Daimler and one of the largest in the company’s history, will see 200 of Nelson Automotive’s acclaimed N4s inverter stud welding systems supplied to several facilities.
The business was appointed following a competitive tender, with Daimler AG praising Nelson Automotive’s innovative technology and flexible approach.
As well as machine supply, installation and commissioning, Nelson Automotive will reportedly provide maintenance and service support, as well as training Daimler operatives to undertake maintenance, depending on individual facility requirements.
The N4s inverter system is one of the fastest and most advanced stud welding systems available to the global automotive market. Suitable for use with all types of studs, it works to performance level ‘d’ and is able to link to PC-based software to enable remote monitoring of the weld process, programming of welding schedules, and communication on all networks with robots. Only one type of power supply is needed for all types of welding.
Andreas Strehl, sales director at Nelson Automotive said: “This highly prestigious order confirms our status as the leading technological innovator in stud welding for the automotive market as well as our ability to provide top-class local service support worldwide. It is our first venture with Daimler and we are delighted they have put their trust in our systems and people.”