Industry solutions

Husqvarna Group

The refinement of a robotic lawn mower places high demands on the joining technology.

At home on international lawn

We equipped the Automower® robotic lawn mower with the right fasteners.

Resilient, noise‑reducing and invisible from the outside. The SNAPLOC® plug‑in connection won. Through the use of this system, we contribute to Husqvarna's continuing success story on international lawn.

Initial situation

 

Quality and aesthetics required

Lawn mowing made easy: As early as 20 years ago, Husqvarna's engineers revolutionised lawn care with the Automower® robotic mower.
Within the further development of the Automower®, extensive tests were carried out under very difficult conditions. The functionality was proven by the cutting on soiled grass or the using of special Arizona Road Dust (standardised test dust in order to determine the leak tightness of different housings). The noise emissions were also carefully monitored. Additional crash tests guarantee the products’ longevity. So without any doubt, the fasteners were scrutinised as well. They had to be reliable, noise‑reducing and invisible.
In compliance with the design.

Customer profile

Industry
Machine tools

Headquarters
Stockholm, Sweden

Established
1689

Solution

 

SNAPLOC® plug‑in connections

Husqvarna left nothing to chance. For over a year, they conducted tests until the best possible solution was found: SNAPLOC® – reliable and durable, even under extreme conditions. Moreover, the plug‑in connection is invisible from the outside and satisfies the highest design criteria.
The solution in detail: SNAPLOC® couplings (ball diameter 10 mm) are fastened on four points of the 50 cm x 50 cm Automower® housing.

Result

 

Optimising the production process

The simple assembly and disassembly of the SNAPLOC® studs and couplings optimises production processes. The housing is easy to attach. Since the SNAPLOC® system cannot be seen on the robotic mowers’ surface, the required attractive design is given. The system's vibration and noise‑decoupling function also contributes significantly to the low noise emission. Due to positive experiences, the future use of SNAPLOC® ball studs and couplings for the intended new Automower® generation is also guaranteed.

Customer benefits

  • Quick and easy assembly
  • Cost‑effective
  • Easily integrated into customer component

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Success story
Husqvarna and Böllhoff: A success story on an international lawn!
English 0320/15.02 339 kB / PDF
English 0320/15.02 339 kb / PDF
SNAPLOC®
Vibration and noise‑decoupling fastening systems
English 4350/15.02 938 kB / PDF
English 4350/15.02 938 kb / PDF

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