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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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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Automatic fastener-installation press performs without hydraulics - TheFabricator.com

Automatic fastener-installation press performs without hydraulics

January 31, 2011

The PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ automatic fastener-installation press system from PennEngineering® performs without hydraulics to install all types of self-clinching fasteners in thin metal sheets. The custom-built, fully servo-controlled, dual-axis, electromechanical actuator helps...

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Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies

October 11, 2010

PennEngineering®'s PEM® StickScrew® system for small-screw insertion has been re-engineered with a new StickShooter™ driver, offering the capability to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies and allow for quick tooling changeover. The self-contained system combines the...

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Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant

October 11, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc. offers DIN 508-NI stainless steel T-slot nuts. The RoHS-compliant, metric-sized T-slot nuts are made of stainless steel, European standard No. 1.4305 (American standard 303 series). The nuts are offered in T-slot diameters from 8 to 18 mm and thread sizes from M6 to M16. T-slot...

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Self-clinching standoff fasteners designed for spacing, stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies - TheFabricator

Self-clinching standoff fasteners designed for spacing, stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies

July 12, 2010

New PEM® micro self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® are designed for spacing or stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies. Type MSO4™ micro self-clinching standoffs are manufactured from 400 series stainless steel and are engineered with threads as...

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One-piece captive screw allows for quick attachment, reduces need for loose fasteners - TheFabricator

One-piece captive screw allows for quick attachment, reduces need for loose fasteners

June 7, 2010

PennEngineering®'s PEM® spinning clinch bolt for thin metal panels now comes in a one-piece captive screw style. Its controlled clinching action during installation permanently captivates the screw while allowing it to spin freely in the sheet. This allows for quick attachment of mating...

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Acrylic adhesive works on various substrates, including unprepared metals

March 5, 2010

Lord Corp. offers Maxlok™, a new acrylic adhesive developed to meet the need for a process-friendly adhesive that will work on various substrates, including unprepared metals. The adhesive is available in three cure speeds, each of which incorporates glass bead technology to help ensure...

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Crimping machines accommodate both small and large assemblies

January 12, 2010

Lillbacka Powerco has introduced the Finn-Power 120 UC and 140 UC crimping machines for tube and pipe, hose assemblies, and other fastening and joining applications.These serial production models are designed for high-volume production and accommodate both small and large assemblies. Their...

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Electromechanical NC joining module allows close spacing on assembly line

January 12, 2010

Kistler has developed the Type 2152B electromechanical NC joining module for applications such as press fitting valve seat rings and valve guides.The module's shape and a center distance of 2.76 in. allow very close spacing of neighboring stations on an assembly line. A high-precision guide helps...

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Nut sensors available in toughened and standard duty versions

December 15, 2009

Norgren Automation Solutions has introduced NAS nut sensors in toughened and standard-duty versions for M5, M6, M8, M10, and M12 nuts.The nut sensors perform nut and thread sensing, hidden nut detection, thread sensing in tapped holes, and thread quality...

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Pneumatic drill provides less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R., 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths

December 15, 2009

Sugino Corp. has introduced portable pneumatic drilling units designed for the aerospace industry. The Pneucon Selfeeder™ is designed to provide less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R. and 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths.The prototype units incorporate a requested design feature from the company's...

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Workholding system's captured screw, dowel assemblies allow quick installation

October 13, 2009

Stevens Eng. Inc. and Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. have introduced the Unilock starter kit workholding system. The kit allows users to plug the components immediately into their production cell when it supports a Stevens Eng. mounting grid pattern to eliminate setup time. Other grid spacing is...

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