Optical sensor signals when fastener-installation press’s safety is set properly

June 12, 2014

PennEngineering® has added an optical sensor feature to its PEMSERTER® Series 4® press for installing self-clinching fasteners. The Optical Sensor Indicator (OSI) has been integrated as standard into the built-in point-of-operation safety of the press to signal when the safety is set properly for each job.

The OSI activates during setup mode when the press ram/punch is being adjusted onto the workpiece before fastener installation. The process is set in motion when the operator unlocks the ram-jam nut and begins to adjust the ram clockwise. The OSI then changes color from black to orange when the safety is successfully engaged.

The press achieves adjustable insertion force from 400 lbs. to 6 tons and features an 18-in. throat depth, providing clearance for a variety of chassis configurations.

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