Airbag Production

At the plastics show K in Dusseldorf, the Jenoptik lasers & material processing Division sealed the sale of laser equipment to a Chinese automotive supplier. Jena, October 18, 2013 – Jenoptik sold the world’s 200th laser perforation system type JENOPTIK-VOTAN A to the Chinese company Yanfeng Visteon Automotive trim systems co., Ltd. (YFV). The representative from YFV and the Jenoptik lasers & material processing Division also laid foundations for further joint projects at the plastics show K in Dusseldorfden. YFV as China’s fourth-largest automotive supplier is a specialist for the production of instrument panels in cars and uses Jenoptik laser systems to create so-called breaking point in airbag covers. This breaking point will be introduced by means of laser Perforationin airbag covers.

The laser generates a weakening line along the desired contour of the airbag cover on the rear side of the material. A specially developed sensor technology prevents the laser completely cut through the material. The material is still at the perforation line so weakened that the airbag can break in an emergency on this line and go on. YFV automotive supplier has already acquired several laser systems of the Jenoptik lasers & material processing Division, since the cooperation was started in the year 2002. Patented process for laser perforation. The JENOPTIK laser perforation system-VOTAN A is suitable for the production of hidden breaking point for passenger – and knee airbags in car instrument panels. Be edited one – or multi-layer materials and decorations made of plastic, textile or leather. The system works quickly and reliably.

Custom solutions provide a flexible processing of airbag covers: the art of perforations, whose distances to each other and the contour of the perforated line are variable and can be adjusted depending on the material. Pictures of the JENOPTIK-VOTAN A, see bilddatenbank.jenoptik.com in the Gallery of lasers & material processing > press. The Jenoptik Division lasers & material processing is integrated optoelectronics group Jenoptik in the five categories of lasers & material processing, optical systems, metrology, traffic safety and defence & civil systems active. Jenoptik lasers & material processing counts with the Division of the leading providers of laser technology and offers products and solutions along the entire value chain of laser material processing of the component to the complete laser system. In the area of laser, the company has specializes in high-quality Semiconductor Laser, reliable diode laser modules and systems, as well as innovative solid state laser like disc and fiber laser. With this product portfolio, Jenoptik is the ideal partner for the entire pulse widths range from cw to fs. The high-performance diode lasers is the company of globally recognized quality leader. In the field of laser systems develops and manufactures Jenoptik laser machines, which are integrated in the course of process optimization and automation in production lines of customers. These are the processing of plastics, metals and glass in connection with the processing thin layers. While the laser systems allow you manipulate the Jenoptik with utmost efficiency, precision and process reliability. The product portfolio is rounded off by energy-efficient and environmentally friendly exhaust air purification systems for residue-free removal of pollutants, which arise in the laser processing and other industrial processes.