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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Pins function as fasteners in compact electronics

February 18, 2014

New microPEM® TackSert™ pins from PennEngineering® attach top panels to a base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. They work with top panels of any material as thin as 0.008 in. and base panels or chassis made from common magnesium die-cast materials or plastics. Their...

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Solid-state HF welding machine offers induction or contact welding

February 13, 2014

Thermatool Corp. offers the 800-kW HAZControl™ Technology Dual solid-state HF welding machine. Its software offers a selection of HF weld power and frequency in ±1-kW and 1-kHz increments, allowing heat input control during welding. A predictive algorithm built into the software guides...

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Self-clinching fasteners for stainless steel allow for lighter-weight designs

February 10, 2014

PennEngineering®’s PEM® self-clinching fasteners for use in stainless steel assemblies install permanently into thin stainless steel sheets, enabling lighter-weight designs by minimizing hardware parts count. The product line includes panel fasteners integrating captive screws for...

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Brazing system’s new gas nozzle shape increases brazing speed

February 7, 2014

In collaboration with the joining technology development department at Audi AG, Fronius has introduced CMT Braze+ with a new, patented gas nozzle shape that allows high brazing speeds. According to the manufacturer, initial applications of the new process in Audi AG’s autobody shops have...

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Retaining compounds cure through contaminants - TheFabricator.com

Retaining compounds cure through contaminants

October 22, 2013

Henkel Corp. has announced enhancements to three Loctite® anaerobic retaining compounds to allow primerless performance on oily or contaminated surfaces at operating temperatures as high as 356 degrees F. Loctite 638™ is a general-purpose retaining compound recommended for press fits...

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Cable tie-hooks remain fixed in place - TheFabricator.com

Cable tie-hooks remain fixed in place

October 16, 2013

Patented PEM® Type TDO™ self-clinching cable tie-hooks from PennEngineering® remain securely fixed in place where installed to provide permanent attachment points for mounting wires and cables inside electronic chassis or enclosures. They install without requiring screws or...

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Self-clinching nuts suitable for restrictive design envelopes - TheFabricator.com

Self-clinching nuts suitable for restrictive design envelopes

September 19, 2013

PEM® type SMPS™ self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering® are suitable for fastening in ultrathin metal sheet applications in which design envelopes may be restrictive and space for attachment hardware may be limited. Installing permanently in steel or aluminum metal sheets as...

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Hardware-inserting press installs hardware into boxes up to 6 in. deep - TheFabricator.com

Hardware-inserting press installs hardware into boxes up to 6 in. deep

September 10, 2013

HPSI offers the newly developed Summit-Sert hardware-inserting press for installation of self-clinching fasteners. The press is available in three sizes: 18-in. throat, 6-ton capacity; 24-in. throat, 8.8-ton capacity; and 36-in. throat, 8.8-ton capacity. Rigid C-frame construction helps...

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Captive panel screws allow simplified access to components - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws allow simplified access to components

August 8, 2013

PennEngineering® offers PEM® types PF50™ and PF60™ self-clinching captive panel screws. They integrate a captive screw in a spring-loaded assembly to help simplify handling and installation. Their permanent mounting in thin metal assemblies helps eliminate loose hardware that...

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Mobile app allows access to fastener catalogs, data sheets

July 23, 2013

PennEngineering® has launched PEMSpec™, a product application designed to enhance fastnener catalog and data sheet searches via mobile device technology. The tool allows design engineers to search the company’s product database and view the pertinent application data. In close collaboration...

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Steel-base leveling mounts bear high static loads - TheFabricator.com

Steel-base leveling mounts bear high static loads

July 23, 2013

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 343.1 tapped-type, steel-base leveling mounts, with or without a plastic or rubber base cup, in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant leveling mounts can bear high static loads, but for high loads, they should be used in conjunction with screws of high tensile...

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Spinning flare nuts rotate freely for attachment of mating hardware - TheFabricator.com

Spinning flare nuts rotate freely for attachment of mating hardware

July 11, 2013

New PEM® type SFN™ spinning flare nuts from PennEngineering® are designed to rotate freely when permanently captivated in thin metal sheets for quick attachment to mating hardware and reduced need for loose fasteners such as flange nuts. When they are paired with a self-clinching...

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Spinning clinch bolts enable captivated screw to spin freely for quick attachment - TheFabricator.com

Spinning clinch bolts enable captivated screw to spin freely for quick attachment

June 6, 2013

PEM® spinning clinch bolts from PennEngineering® install permanently in thin sheet metal, but can spin freely in the sheet. This allows for quick attachment of mating hardware and reduced need for loose fasteners, such as screws and retaining clips or washers, according to the company....

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Tapping fluid withstands severe operations - TheFabricator.com

Tapping fluid withstands severe operations

May 30, 2013

JTM Products offers TapRite™III tapping fluid for tapping and threading applications in ferrous metals. According to the manufacturer, the fluid provides increased tap life and excellent lubricity in steel alloys and other severe uses, as well as mild steels. The chlorinated oil/wax gel...

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Self-clinching, flush-head studs made for thin stainless steel assemblies

April 29, 2013

PEM® Type FHP™ self-clinching, flush-head studs from PennEngineering® install permanently into thin stainless steel sheets for attachment applications requiring corrosion resistance. They help contribute to thinner, lighter designs for component assemblies in the medical, food service, and...

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