This technology provides a very reliable, robust, low maintenance and cost-effective method of automatically feeding fasteners.
In addition, it is the fastest method of feeding rivets to a rivet setter: total cycle time of setting a rivet and feeding the next rivet into position can be as little as 1.2 seconds, compared with 3 to 4 seconds for conventional blow-feed systems.
Further advantages of tape feed are:
lower tooling costs compared to blow feed systems
ability to set Henrob's full range of rivets with a common feeding mechanism, allowing manufacturing flexibility and reduction in spares inventory
rivet size changeover is quick and simple - well suited to prototype work or small batch production. For example, changing from a 6mm to a 10mm long rivet takes less than 5 minutes and entails the replacement of only one part - the nose insert
tool rotation and mounting is possible in any plane
rivets are sensed only when correctly loaded in the nose piece (sprocket feed system for automated production)
good tool mobility over large jig areas
colour-coded tape or labelling can be used to avoid product mixing
special mechanically keyed spools are available to prevent incorrect product loading
large production runs are possible from a single spool – up to 10,000 rivets
can be adapted to either hydraulic or electric rivet setters
suited for use on robot tools including high articulation systems
Henrob | Self Pierce Riveting
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