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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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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Ohio Rod Products announces promotions

February 28, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has promoted two members of its Ohio Rod Products division. Joe Johannigman has been named accounting manager. He has been with the company six years, previously serving as systems administrator. He oversees all Ohio Rod accounting functions. Mike Hughes...

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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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Tips for specifying clamps for automated welding

January 17, 2011

Too often, specifying clamps for a fixture in an automated welding cell is an afterthought. That slight can lead to unnecessary costs and complexity.

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Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives - TheFabricator.com

Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives

November 8, 2010

Mike Shirkey, owner of Jackson, Mich.-based Orbitform Group, which designs and builds forming, fastening, joining, and assembly equipment, and the former head of Allegiance Health's governing board, received 63 percent of the votes for state representative of Michigan's 65th District to defeat...

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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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Panasonic Factory Solutions moves to new facilities

September 27, 2010

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has moved into a new, dedicated demonstration and training facility in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and offices in nearby Rolling Meadows, Ill. The custom showroom will host demonstrations for electronics assembly, microelectronics, and welding and robotics in...

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Elgin Fastener Group names vice president/quality - TheFabricator.com

Elgin Fastener Group names vice president/quality

September 13, 2010

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has promoted Terry Elkins to the position of vice president/quality. Elkins joined the Ohio Rod Products division of Elgin Fastener Group as quality manager in August 2007 and recently completed a five-month stint as interim general manager of...

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National-Precision opens new facility in Utah

July 26, 2010

National-Precision, a distributor of electronic hardware and fasteners based in Dallas, has opened a new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the company's eighth location, and it expects to open...

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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...

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J.W. Winco wins second prize in business challenge

July 12, 2010

J. W. Winco Inc., New Berlin, Wis., has won second prize in the "How I Got My Business out of Hot Water" business challenge from the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) and Reliable...

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PennEngineering appoints two sales associates

June 21, 2010

Fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has named Austin Washington as global accounts manager for the company and Jeff Rindskopf as director of sales for 3V Fasteners Co. Inc., a...

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Fast tracking with W44 beams - TheFabricator

Fast tracking with W44 beams

June 11, 2010

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A truss railroad bridge that was destroyed in a massive flood was replaced within a year thanks to a fast-tracked rebuild effort that featured W44 beams.

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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...

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