Assembly and Joining Products

Assembly is much more than welding. This technology area covers adhesive mixing, metering, and dispensing equipment; hardware-insertion presses; clamps; fixtures, holders, jigs, and vises; part counters; part feeders; and part positioners.

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Self-clinching steel locknuts hold mating screws tight

February 14, 2017

PEM® Type SL™ self-clinching steel locknuts from PennEngineering® feature TRI-DENT® locking to hold mating screws tight over time by providing sufficient torsional resistance to withstand vibration, thermal cycling, and other disruptive forces that could loosen the screws in service. These...

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Stand-alone controller provides fastener detection

February 13, 2017

CenterLine is has introduced the VeriFast™ MicroView fastener detection system. The stand-alone controller provides simple integration of analog linear position-sensing devices into resistance welding systems that require digital I/O. The user interface enables control of all settings. Features...

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Compact spot welding machine provide simple control setup

February 7, 2017

Dengensha America’s new Capacitor Discharge Welder (CDW) minimizes heat transfer and distortion problems in a compact resistance welding control design. The spot welding machine is simple to set up and available off-the-shelf.The machine handles weld current as high as 50 kA, yet requires only a...

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Self-clinching, nickel-plated stainless standoff fasteners resist corrosion

January 9, 2017

PennEngineering® has introduced PEM® self-clinching stainless steel standoff fasteners with bright nickel plating for corrosion resistance. The 400 series stainless steel threaded fasteners allow for the mounting, spacing, and stacking of panels, boards, and components. After installation into...

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Fastener designed for high-volume applications

November 3, 2016

Bryce Fastener Inc. offers the patented StykFit™ tamper-proof fastener, suitable for high-volume applications in which security and fast assembly are required. The fastener is fast-indexing, even while the driver bit is rotating, the company states. It is nonmagnetic, so it works with stainless...

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High-temperature polyester tapes prevent surface contamination

October 20, 2016

3M has introduced 3M™ Polyester Tapes 875 and 876. Designed to remove cleanly even in high-temperature applications and prevent surface contamination, the tapes help eliminate the need for extra steps in manufacturing processes. The high-temperature rubber (nonsilicone) tape holds temporarily but...

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Glass-fiber tape supports molten metal below weld joint

October 19, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed a super-heavy-duty Argweld® Weld Backing Tape™ that provides support to molten metal below a weld joint to produce weld underbeads when welding with currents up to 600 amps. This glass-fiber weld backing system supports and protects the weld root...

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Metal bonder formulated to bond bare metals

October 11, 2016

3M™ has introduced Scotch-Weld™ metal bonder acrylic adhesive DP8407NS Gray. This high-strength, fast-curing structural adhesive offers high peel and durability and maintains its strength at temperatures as low as -40 degrees F, states the company.The product is suitable for bonding metals...

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Force control software aids high-speed precision robotic assembly

October 5, 2016

Yaskawa Motoman’s MotoFit™ is a 6-axis force-sensing package for high-speed precision assembly applications. It alters the robot’s position based on the force encountered to align or assemble parts. This sensor can detect three translational forces and three axial moments. Three operations...

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Cordless stud welding machine is portable

September 29, 2016

Nelson® Stud Welding has introduced the Pinnacle™ NCD+ 500b cordless, battery-powered stud welding machine. Its patent-pending design delivers thousands of welds on a single battery charge, states the company.The 18-lb., portable unit comes with a padded shoulder strap for transporting. There is...

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Self-clinching standoff fasteners mount components in compact assemblies

September 26, 2016

PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable components to be mounted and/or spaced in compact electronic assemblies, making them suitable for applications in which space is limited for attachment hardware. For installation into thin metal host...

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Self-clinching pilot pins available in several variations

August 25, 2016

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins from PennEngineering® are offered in a variety of designs for positioning, alignment, and pivot applications. They install in thin metal sheets and become permanent parts of an assembly. Type TPS™ (300 series stainless steel) pins install in steel or aluminum...

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System performs hole punching, metal joining using interchangeable tooling

August 15, 2016

Multicyl has combined its MultiLoc™ metal joining technology using the patented BTM clinch tooling with the Unipunch tooling system. Users now can use a single Multicyl system and Unipunch toolholder for both hole punching and metal joining using standard interchangeable tooling...

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Industrial tapes are solvent-free, low-VOC

August 1, 2016

Mactac® Industrial Tapes has introduced CleanTape™, a new solvent-free, low-VOC line of industrial tapes. They meet JIS-A1801 (Japan Industrial Standards) guidelines for critical substances. CleanBond™ double-faced tape and CleanFilm™ low-VOC transfer adhesive tape are coated with the...

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Hot crimping resistance welding system joins insulated copper wire to cable shoes

July 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe has announced the availability of a hot crimping resistance welding system suitable for joining insulated copper wire to cable shoes or terminals. The system includes weld heads, transformer, power supply, and process monitor. It provides a fast, cost-effective alternative...

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