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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Rebuild service restores resistance welding systems

September 15, 2014

Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. offers a rebuild and repurpose service to restore resistance welding systems and automated assembly systems from any manufacturer to like-new condition. Full integration also is available on any welding...

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Heavy-duty studs with large-diameter heads clinch permanently into thin metal sheets

September 11, 2014

New PEM® Type THFE™ heavy-duty studs from PennEngineering® clinch permanently into thin metal sheets to provide high-strength attachment. The enlarged head diameter distributes axial tightening force over a wide area to help reduce compressive stress on the host panel, improve pull-through...

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Spring-loaded plunger assemblies serve as positioning pins for sliding components

August 25, 2014

PEM® Type PTL2™ spring-loaded plunger assemblies from PennEngineering® serve as positioning pins to move racks, slides, access panels, and consoles to new positions without tools. A lockout feature in the standard product line keeps the fastener’s spring-loaded plunger fully retracted until...

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Spatial positioning system enables users to project 360 degrees around large parts

August 19, 2014

Virtek Vision Intl. Inc. has released the latest version of its Iris™ spatial positioning system, which enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360 degrees around even the largest parts. Version 1.3 supports the use of multiple vision systems and laser projectors to enable users to...

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Catalog highlights adhesives, sealants, coatings for aerospace industry

August 7, 2014

Master Bond has published a 28-page catalog with performance and processing data on its line of epoxies, silicones, UV curing compounds, and specialty systems for the aerospace industry. The products are used for structural bonding, sealing, and gap filling. Additionally, conformal coatings and...

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Workstation combines multiple assembly operations

July 28, 2014

The Creform® Corp. has developed a new workstation that combines multiple assembly operations into single units, eliminating unnecessary steps for assemblers. The system includes individual workstations that are serviced by material handlers. They are built so each assembler has everything...

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Self-clinching flush nuts install into stainless steel sheets

July 15, 2014

New PEMSERT® Type F4™ self-clinching flush nuts from PennEngineering® provide load-bearing threads in thin stainless sheets without creating any protrusions on either side. When the nuts are installed permanently into 300 series stainless steel sheets as thin as 0.060 in., both the top and...

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Taps designed for threading of stainless steels, high-strength alloys

June 17, 2014

Emuge Corp. has introduced Z-taps, a line of taps designed for use on stainless steels, high-strength alloys, tool steels, and cast steels. The taps are engineered with an advanced chamfer geometry and rake/flute form, states the company. GLT-1, a newly developed multilayered coating, produces a...

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Optical sensor signals when fastener-installation press’s safety is set properly

June 12, 2014

PennEngineering® has added an optical sensor feature to its PEMSERTER® Series 4® press for installing self-clinching fasteners. The Optical Sensor Indicator (OSI) has been integrated as standard into the built-in point-of-operation safety of the press to signal when the safety is set properly...

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Resistance spot welding process welds using new-generation gun

June 4, 2014

Fronius Intl. GmbH has developed a second-generation weld gun for its DeltaSpot resistance spot welding process. The new weld gun has a simple interface and maintenance design. Its core elements include a newly configured base body and reworked arms and drive motors. With the previous...

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Acrylic adhesive features lay-flat liners

May 5, 2014

3M™ has announced enhancements in sustainability and liner technology to its High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP for bonding to metal and high-surface-energy plastics. Applications include ATMs, vehicle dashboards, appliance panels, and trackpad bonding. The pressure-sensitive...

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Self-clinching standoffs made for ultrathin stainless steel assemblies

May 1, 2014

New PEM® Type TSO4™ self-clinching stainless steel standoffs from PennEngineering® are suitable for stacking or spacing components to or from ultrathin stainless steel panels. The hardened stainless fasteners install permanently into stainless steel sheets as thin as 0.025 in. with a...

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Postweld induction annealing system designed for AHSS welding, processing

April 28, 2014

Taylor-Winfield has developed the AnnWeld™ postweld induction annealing system. It is mounted inline with seam welding systems or as an additional process step for flash welding machines. According to the manufacturer, the process improves ductility in the welded joint without sacrificing weld...

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Hydraulic system inserts fasteners in mild steel, stainless, aluminum

April 9, 2014

The 824 OT-4e lite fully hydraulic fastener insertion system from Haeger is suitable for mid- to high-volume parts with fasteners up to 0616 (M10) in mild steel and 0516 (M6) in stainless. With a positive-stop feature when force required is less than 1,000 lbs., the machine also is suitable for...

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Self-clinching threaded studs designed for thin metal assemblies

March 27, 2014

PennEngineering® offers PEM® self-clinching threaded studs for thin metal attachments. They are available in a variety of materials and lengths. The product lineup includes flush-head studs for use in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as 0.040 in. and stainless versions offering...

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