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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Friction welding systems designed for specific applications

November 12, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced FWS series friction welding systems. They use a direct-drive approach: One workpiece is stationary and the other piece is rotated on a spindle at a constant speed by an electric motor. The machines control rotational speeds with parameters from 2,000 to...

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Riveters available in cordless, pneumatic models

October 29, 2014

Vega Tool Corp. has introduced the Lobster Tool line of riveters, available with hand riveter and drill attachments. The lightweight R1B1 and R1B2 cordless riveters feature a 0.87-in.-long stroke, allowing them to be used anywhere without the need for an air compressor. With a 0.75- and 1.02-in....

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Inverter designed for microjoining applications

October 17, 2014

Miyachi America offers the IPB-5000A inverter, a resistance welding power supply for microjoining applications. The power supply features 5-kHz fast feedback and operates in constant-current, voltage, or power feedback modes. It also can weld in combo mode. Maximum output is 6,000 amps. The...

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Industrial air impact wrenches handle numerous applications

October 13, 2014

Apex Tool Group LLC offers a new line of Cleco® industrial air impact wrenches engineered for all-day use in applications from general assembly and plant maintenance to shipbuilding and heavy equipment manufacturing. Three series are available. The CWC premium composite series is available in...

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Hydropneumatic tool enables vertical installation of blind threaded inserts

October 13, 2014

The new Atlas® RIV949 hydropneumatic tool from PennEngineering® eliminates the need to reposition workpieces from their typical horizontal orientation when installing blind threaded inserts. The tool allows users to install all types of Atlas steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and brass inserts in...

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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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