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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Self-clinching fasteners enable permanent flush joining of two sheets

February 12, 2013

PEM® SpotFast® self-clinching fasteners from PennEngineering® enable two sheets to be joined permanently in a flush-attachment connection without protrusions on either side. They can be used to attach two metal sheets too thin to weld, fasten sheets of unequal thicknesses, join dissimilar...

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Tool converts round holes to hexagonal for insert installation - TheFabricator.com

Tool converts round holes to hexagonal for insert installation

January 21, 2013

The new ATLAS® RIV 990 hexcutter tool from PennEngineering® is engineered to convert predrilled round holes to hexagonal holes for installation of full- or half-hex-bodied, blind threaded inserts. The tool operates on 90-PSI air pressure and accommodates interchangeable noses to...

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Self-clinching pilot pins designed for positioning, alignment applications - TheFabricator.com

Self-clinching pilot pins designed for positioning, alignment applications

October 22, 2012

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins, offered in several variations by PennEngineering®, are designed for positioning, alignment, and pivot applications. Once installed in thin metal sheet, they become permanent parts of an assembly. Type TPS™ (300 series stainless steel) pins install...

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Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity - TheFabricator.com

Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity

September 27, 2012

Rexroth offers newly developed planetary screw assemblies that allow for heavy loads to be moved quickly. The drive elements are available in five sizes with a static load capacity of up to 475 kN. The compact units require less installation space than ball screw assemblies with the same...

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App provides fastener installation dimensions

August 28, 2012

PennEngineering® has launched the new PEMspec™ app for the iPhone® and iPad®. It is available for free download in the iTunes® app store. The app is designed to enable users to access critical installation dimensions for a selected PEM® fastener from the company's line of self-clinching,...

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Fasteners' nylon insert prevents threaded mating hardware from loosening - TheFabricator.com

Fasteners' nylon insert prevents threaded mating hardware from loosening

June 26, 2012

PEM® nylon insert, self-locking fasteners from PennEngineering® provide a reusable, nonmetallic prevailing torque thread lock to prevent threaded mating hardware from loosening in service because of vibration or other application-related forces. Their trademarked blue nylon hexagonal...

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Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels

May 24, 2012

PEM® self-clinching studs from PennEngineering® are designed with large-diameter heads for heavy-duty attachment applications. The enlarged, nonflush stud head distributes axial tightening force over a large area to reduce compressive stress on the panel and provide full thread strength....

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New blind threaded insert installation methods added to tool line - TheFabricator.com

New blind threaded insert installation methods added to tool line

April 23, 2012

Atlas® tools for installing blind threaded inserts are now available from PennEngineering® in spin-spin, pull-to-pressure, pull-to-stroke, or combination versions to install steel, brass, aluminum, or stainless steel blind threaded inserts permanently. The expanded line includes...

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Robotic capabilities allow hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners

March 28, 2012

Clear Automation and PennEngineering® have introduced robotic capabilities engineered for the PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ fastener-installation press. The system allows hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners. The system picks up, moves, and positions a workpiece for alignment with...

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Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in aluminum without prepunching - TheFabricator.com

Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in aluminum without prepunching

March 12, 2012

PennEngineering® has introduced PEMSERTER® tooling that can install PEM® Type S self-clinching nuts permanently in thin aluminum sheets without the need to prepunch a mounting hole in a separate operation. The tooling and fastener pierce the mounting hole during the...

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Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws - TheFabricator.com

Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws

February 16, 2012

PennEngineering®'s new microPEM™ TackPin™ (Type T™) fasteners for compact electronic assemblies enable sheet-to-sheet attachment in applications that do not require disassembly. The aluminum fasteners install into properly sized and prepared mounting holes in the sheet to...

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Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly - TheFabricator.com

Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly

February 7, 2012

PEM® self-clinching, concealed-head studs and standoffs from PennEngineering® provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for mating hardware in thin-metal assembly applications. Their design allows the side of the sheet opposite installation to remain smooth and untouched. It also is...

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Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access

October 31, 2011

PEM® C.A.P.S.® captive panel screws from PennEngineering® integrate a captive screw with an anti-cross-threading feature and a PC/ABS colored knob to provide a fastener system for assemblies that may require subsequent access. The spring-loaded screws install permanently in aluminum...

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In-die fastener feeding system eliminates secondary operation - TheFabricator.com

In-die fastener feeding system eliminates secondary operation

September 8, 2011

PennEngineering®'s PEMSERTER® in-die fastener-feeding system is engineered to install self-clinching nuts, studs, and standoffs in assemblies during the stamping process. Working in tandem with a stamping press and properly tooled die to feed and install fasteners, this portable system...

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Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles

August 9, 2011

New PEM® PF7M™ and PF7MF™ captive panel screws from PennEngineering® have two distinct mounting styles for permanent installation into thin sheets. Both types feature small, compact, low-profile designs suited for limited-access areas. The patented MAThread®...

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