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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Composite Joining

Don't get stuck wondering about composites

November 25, 2008

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Automakers and other manufacturers are interested in utilizing composites more in their manufacturing operations. Composites come with their own set of challenges, and one of the most important challenges is how to join the engineered material to a metal correctly using an adhesive. When joining materials, adhesives evenly distribute loads and reduce labor time.

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Vacuum lifter operable from any overhead hoist

October 14, 2008

Anver Corp. manufactures a compact, air-powered vacuum lifter that can be operated from any overhead hoist and features an adjustable pad attachment for lifting and installing heavy parts.The VPFL4...

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PennEngineering names global product manager-new products

October 14, 2008

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has promoted Jay McKenna to the newly created position of global product manager-new products. McKenna directs the development and worldwide launch of new PEM®...

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Electromechanical NC systems accommodate various force-displacement-monitored press-fitting, joining tasks

September 16, 2008

Kistler's NCFH electromechanical NC joining modules, such as Type 2151B, are compact systems designed for a variety of force-displacement-monitored press-fitting and joining tasks.The systems are...

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Minisensors

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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