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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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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Blind threaded insert installation tool has autoreverse mode to prevent overinstalling, double installing - TheFabricator.com

Blind threaded insert installation tool has autoreverse mode to prevent overinstalling, double installing

June 27, 2011

The new ATLAS® AE938 tool for installing blind threaded inserts, available from PennEngineering®, features pressure-controlled setting for installation of the same insert type into various material thicknesses without adjustment. A pull-to-pressure function helps extend the tool’s...

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Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials - TheFabricator.com

Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials

June 20, 2011

The MultiLoc® metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials. Powered by a Multicyl® air/oil intensifier, the fast-advance stroke is followed by a smooth hydraulic action. There are several machine alternatives for fastening sheet metal components....

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Aluminum stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs

May 16, 2011

Nelson Stud Welding®, part of the Doncasters Group of precision engineering companies, has developed a stud welding machine for use in a customer's shipyard to weld aluminum hulls. The portable stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs, which can be carried right into the bowels...

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Corner connectors available in inside-to-inside, inside-to-outside versions - TheFabricator.com

Corner connectors available in inside-to-inside, inside-to-outside versions

April 18, 2011

80/20® Inc. has added new corner connectors to its line of T-slotted aluminum framing components. The clear-finished, die-cast zinc corner connectors are available in inside-to-inside and inside-to-outside versions. They provide a hidden 90-degree corner connection for 15, 30, 40, and 45...

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Swaging collar studs attach dissimilar panel materials, multiple panels - TheFabricator.com

Swaging collar studs attach dissimilar panel materials, multiple panels

February 28, 2011

New PEM® Type SGPC™ swaging collar studs from PennEngineering® are designed to attach dissimilar panel materials and multiple panels. They can accommodate most panel materials, including stainless steel, and exhibit strong torque-out resistance, the manufacturer says. Their design...

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