Assembly and Joining

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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Sensors evolve to meet new errorproofing role

September 16, 2008

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Having the right sensors in your operation can make the difference between poor- and high-quality production. Today's sensors have evolved dramatically to fit tight spaces and accomplish more tasks than earlier versions. New technology merging sensor and vision systems is allowing manufacturers to have the best of both in a single device.

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Peddinghaus event focuses on technology, industry partnerships

August 12, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced plans to open its facility in Bradley, Ill., from Sept. 24-27 for its Oktoberfest 2008 event. The event celebrates technological innovations and industry partnerships...

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Digital arc stud welding equipment offers enhanced SPC documentation

June 17, 2008

The Smart Weld™ line of digital arc stud welding equipment is available from Image Industries with advanced data management for SPC documentation.The documentation feature serves as a...

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Bosch Rexroth to acquire fluid filter manufacturer

May 15, 2008

Bosch Rexroth, Hoffman Estates, Ill., a provider of drive and control technologies from mechanics, hydraulics, and pneumatics to electronics and associated service, has announced plans to acquire K. &...

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Automatic fastener installation press allows quick tool changes

May 13, 2008

The PEMSERTER® Series 2000® automatic press accommodates a dual-bowl option and QX™ turret tool system to allow quick changes between anvil tools while installing different types of...

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Captive screw fasteners function as slam-to-close latches

May 13, 2008

The 1-035SL Captive-Joiner 9.5 Snap-Line from Dirak Inc. is a new technology for fastening sheet metal panels. The captive screw is designed for simplified installation and ease of use. It also...

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Assembly press designed for short bed, large-stroke, daylight applications

April 15, 2008

Beckwood Press Co. manufactures an assembly press, designed for a short bed requirement, for large-stroke and daylight applications. The press, which features a two-post frame with a 10-in. bed...

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Genesee Group/NY Inc. changes name, organizational status

April 15, 2008

The Genesee Group/NY Inc., West Henrietta, N.Y., a contract manufacturer of metal components and assemblies for various industries, recently changed its name to Genesee Global Group. The name reflects...

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Bazz Houston acquires Connor Mfg. Services de Mexico

April 15, 2008

The Bazz Houston Co., Garden Grove, Calif., has purchased Connor Mfg. Services de Mexico. The two companies are completely integrated, and Bazz Houston Mexico has relocated its facility to...

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Balluff names business development support specialist

April 15, 2008

Balluff, Florence, Ky., has named Drew Stevens as business development support specialist for metal forming.Stevens, who directs the company's metal forming support programs, has been a journeyman...

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Remote compliance device corrects alignment errors in assembly applications

March 11, 2008

The Compensator, a remote center of compliance (RCC) device from ATI Industrial Automation, is designed to correct alignment errors with peg-in-hole automated assembly applications.The device features...

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Wire thread inserts eliminate need to account for tangs

February 12, 2008

Spiralock says that, in independent tests, bolts installed into the company's Drive Notch (DN™) wire thread inserts showed no loss of tension after 24 hours of continuous vibration (1 million...

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Fastener-installation press introduced

January 15, 2008

The new PEMSERTER® series 3000™l automatic fastener-installation press has been introduced by PennEngineering. According to the manufacturer, the press can install self-clinching fasteners...

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Jacobson Mfg. – Tiffin acquires Horizon Technology Group's Ohio location

January 15, 2008

Jacobson Mfg. – Tiffin LLC, Medina, Ohio, an affiliate of Continental/Midland, Jacobson Mfg., MSD Stamping, and Minuteman Distribution, has acquired the assets of HTG Tiffin LLC, Tiffin,...

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Bayloff appoints CEO

January 15, 2008

Bayloff Stamped Products, a third-generation, family-owned automotive stamping company, has appointed Tom Carey as CEO and president.Carey implements initiatives designed to enhance customer service...

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