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Founded in 1877 and now in the hands of the fourth generation of Böllhoffs to run it, the family company has become one of the world's leading manufacturers and retailers of fastening elements and processing systems. Specialties include ONSERT technology - an innovative fastening system developed in collaboration with Bavarian company DELO, a proven expert in bonding technology. Based on light-curing adhesives, this technology joins fasteners quickly and with absolute process reliability. At HANNOVER MESSE 2017, Böllhoff premiered its ONSERT bonding technology with the help of a collaborative robot.

The high tempo set by this combination during the various demonstrations at the trade show often left the audience incredulous. The light-curing adhesive was applied to the fastening element picked up and held out by the robot. The element was then positioned on the surface provided and immediately underwent light curing. Having being exposed for just a second or so, the ONSERT fastener had already achieved its final strength and was ready for further processing.