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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OEM Fabricators receives grant for expansion

November 7, 2006

OEM Fabricators Inc., Woodville, Wis., received a grant from Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton to begin construction on a new facility in Neillsville, Wis.The 50,000-sq.-ft facility will be used to build large...

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Replacing rivets

October 10, 2006

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Supreme Corp. prides itself on producing general-purpose and custom vehicle bodies for its customers, which include contractors. Appearance was an issue - one that led it to replace rivets with structural adhesives in its manufacturing.

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Tower Fasteners expands coverage in Mexico

October 10, 2006

Tower Fasteners, Holtsville, N.Y., has announced it is expanding its coverage in Mexico.The fastener and electronic hardware distributor has entered into an agreement with Marfil Reps of Mexico for...

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Impact riveter sets solid rivets up to 7/16 in. diameter

September 12, 2006

Orbitform has introduced the HP2000 hydrapneumatic impact riveter.The 20-ton-capacity riveter available with up to a 24-in. throat autofeeds and quickly sets solid rivets up to 7/16 in. diameter.Other...

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Robot vision system option available

September 12, 2006

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the iRVision™ integrated robot vision option for the company's R-J3iC controller.The ready-to-use vision system has a 2-D robot guidance tool to conduct...

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Pierce units are self-equalizing

August 8, 2006

Aries Eng. Co. Inc. offers the HyperPierce® self-equalizing press unit for high-production piercing and assembly. It incorporates HyperCyl® hydrapneumatic drive units.The press unit operates...

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Air press suitable for manual, semiautomatic assembly

August 8, 2006

AIM Joraco has introduced a direct air press to complement its Toggle-Aire® pneumatic presses for assembling bushings, posts, inserts, and fasteners.The air press features a straight pneumatic...

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Fastener-installation press system enhanced

August 8, 2006

The upgraded PEMSERTER® Series 2000® automatic fastener-installation press system from PennEngineering® installs all types of self-clinching fasteners permanently in thin-metal sheets.New...

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Adhesives bond aluminum, steel, galvanized metals to substrate

August 8, 2006

Henkel Corp. offers seven kinds of its Loctite® Speedbonder™ structural adhesive that bonds aluminum, steel, and galvanized metals to a variety of substrates, including plastics and...

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Strain sensor uses piezoelectric elements

August 8, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB® Piezotronics Inc. has introduced M240 ICP® strain sensors that use piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on...

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Heavy-duty turntables available in cast iron, stainless steel

July 11, 2006

SKF® Linear Motion & Precision Technologies has introduced its heavy-duty turntables operation in work and assembly stations, welding tables, swivel product displays, material container stands,...

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Fastener designed for prepainted metal

July 11, 2006

AKH Inc. has introduced the painted FAS-NER® that allows fastener insertion into prepainted metal. The color is matched to the color of the painted assembly, eliminating postpaint operations.The...

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QC Industries announces contest for best use of a conveyor

July 11, 2006

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, QC Industries, Cincinnati, is holding a contest to find the best, most creative use of its low-profile conveyors.The grand prize winner receives a 26-in....

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Wayne Trail Technologies constructs new facility, enters new market segment

July 11, 2006

Wayne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, Ohio, has entered a new market segment and is constructing an additional, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility.The company has entered the robotics, welding, and fixturing...

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RIA presents Engelberger Robotics Awards

July 11, 2006

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) announced the recipients of the 2006 Engelberger Robotics Awards, presented at the 37th International Symposium on Robotics during AUTOMATICA in Munich,...

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