Article | 13.07.21

A100 product series setting heads

Several standardized setting heads are available for clinching fasteners such as press-in nuts and studs, rivet nuts and slide bearings. The setting depends on the processing direction and joining process of the fastener.

 

Various setting heads for press-in nuts and studs, rivet nuts and slide bearings

A100 setting heads clinching fasteners overview
A100 setting heads overview

Fully automatic, process-safe assembly of clinching and self-piercing fasteners

Setting heads from the MDS | Autoriv A100 product series enable a fully automatic, process-safe assembly of clinching and self-piercing fasteners. Various materials such as thin and thick metal sheets and plastic can be processed in-die with setting heads optimized for this purpose. Different processing directions like vertically up and down, horizontally and vertically, and even angular positions are possible depending on the application type. Processing in a single working step is made without and with pre-punching for various clinching fasteners.

Operation functions of the setting heads in stamping and forming tools in general

The AUTORIV A100 setting head is integrated into the stamping and forming tool. According to requirements, one or several setting heads are installed into the tool and synchronized with the tool movement. The master control system enables the setting operation. The processing begins when the fastener is in the correct setting position only. The feeding system and the electrical components are located outside the dangerous area of the tool. The fasteners are transferred to a feed hopper with a large capacity.

Application example - PAB setting head for glide bearings in a press application with a pre-flanging tool

Demonstration - compound and installed in the press with a pre-flanging tool

A100 PAB setting heads bearings fasteners pressing flanging tools
A100 PAB setting head in a press

Application example - PAN setting head for press-in nuts in the press

The images show processing from the top and the bottom of the press, with additional showing of processable interfering edges.

AUTORIV A100 setting heads clinching fasteners press-in nuts
A100 PAN setting head in a press

Application example - setting head FHS for clinch studs in the press

View from the top - processing of studs in the press.

MDS setting head FHS clinch studs technology blog
A100 FHS setting head in a press

Additional versions of setting heads for clinching fasteners and ball studs.

Various setting heads are available depending on the installing position and fasteners. Also read about the BPR rivet ball studs.

A100 setting heads clinching fasteners rivet ball studs
A100 setting heads for clinching fasteners and ball studs

Press application advantages

  • Extremely short cycle times
  • Easy accessibility
  • In-house systems engineering
  • High automation level
  • Processing in a single work step
  • Process monitoring of fasteners in the feeding system

Custom solutions for pressing and forming tools

In addition, MDS | AUTORIV offers further variations for a customer-specific use. A completely tailored solution is available for your specific needs, such as:

  • Adjustment to a certain fastener
  • Adaptation to existing custom tools
  • Individual processing direction and feeding of fasteners

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