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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Clamps provide enhanced ergonomics, holding power

January 9, 2007

DE-STA-CO's Horizontal Handle Hold-Down Action Clamps (models 2013, 2017, 2027, and 2037) deliver 60 percent more holding capacity than the legacy models in the same envelope, the company says.A knob...

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Hydra-pneumatic cylinder offers high-speed, all power-stoke operation

January 9, 2007

AEC/Hypercyl's HZ series hydra-pneumatic cylinders offers a power-stroke operation for various assembly clamping, piercing, metalworking, pressing, marking, resistance welding, and riveting...

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Textron names interim president/CEO

December 12, 2006

Textron Inc., Troy, Mich., has named Joseph Gray as interim president and CEO for Textron Fastening Systems (TFS), which has been rebranded as Acument Global Technologies.Previously Gray was a member...

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ITW Red Head names engineering manager

December 12, 2006

ITW Red Head, Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Bill Dubon as engineering manager. Dubon leads the product development process and engineering initiatives.Previously Dubon was engineering manager for Pentair...

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Vertical-handle clamps save space

November 7, 2006

Vertical-handle hold-down action clamps from De-Sta-Co allow users to save space without compromising holding capacity.Available in 2002, 2007, and 2010 series, the clamps have an ergonomic handle...

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Blind rivet fastener joins 1/8- to 7/8-in.-thick assemblies

November 7, 2006

Huck Fasteners' HuckLok™ blind rivet fastener provides a -in. grip range for joining a range of assemblies from truck bodies to HVAC. Assemblies from 1/8 to 7/8 in. thick can be joined.The...

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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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