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 air-powered driver with sticks of serially connected hex-head screws, enabling automatic screw installation without handling loose screws or driving them manually.
Dozens of serially connected hex-head screws are supplied in sticks with lengths of 12 in. To install the screws, the user inserts the stick in the driver, advances the stick of screws, squeezes the trigger, and places the tip of the rotating screw into the hole. The screw then is driven home and twists off cleanly when precise torque is achieved.
The standard product line includes thread-cutting screws from #2-56 to #6-32 and M3 in 400 series stainless steel. Other available types and sizes include machine screws and thread-forming screws in steel, brass, and aluminum and in thread sizes from #0-80 and #8-32 and M1 to M4.