Setting head for snap-in nuts, clips
Installation under the press in punching and forming tools
Sheet metal part with clips
Sheet metal part with clips
- Installation and processing
- Technical data
High production reliability and quality
All important functions in the setting head are sensor-monitored with communication to the feeding system to stop the press in case of a malfunction well before top dead center (TDC) and thus avoid die damage.
Fast stroke rates
If a snap-in nut is in the setting position and still being processed, the next snap-in nut can already be reloaded. The next fastener can therefore be shot into the setting head in parallel with the processing of one fastener. This means that higher processing speeds can be achieved even with long shot hose lengths.
Safety during coil changes and with empty parts in production (transfer dies)
The feed cylinder only moves to the setting position when a snap-in nut is to be installed. Transfer die: If there is no workpiece, the feed cylinder does not move to the setting position. It moves when a workpiece is present. The empty part sensor is either in the transfer grippers or in the tool itself. Coil change: When a coil change is required, the feed cylinder remains in the home position and the coil can be retracted as if there were no setting head installed in the tool.
The setting head has quick-release couplings for the shot hose and the multifunction hose for communication with the feeding system. There is no need to connect individual cables. This saves time and eliminates connection errors.
Installation and processing
The setting head processes snap-on nuts / clips that are pushed onto the side of a sheet metal part. These fasteners are not inserted into the part through the press
by a plunger (press-in mandrel). The setting head uses cylinders instead of a plunger.
The setting head is connected to the associated feeding system for press applications and is supplied with snap-in nuts / clips through a shot hose. When a clip is in the setting position, a release signal is sent to the press. Without a release signal, the press stops.
The snap-in nut is shot into the setting head and pushed onto a sheet metal part from the setting position. Regardless of the press tool, the fastener is not pressed by a plunger, but pushed on by a cylinder.
The main process co-ordinates the part request to the feeding system. It ensures that the snap-in nuts / clips are moved to the setting position on time and monitors the press strokes by interrogating the press cams.
A pneumatic connection on the feed system transfers compressed air to the setting head.
Press-in force / path:
Interfering edge / Possible component depth:
*Depending on the fastener and length of the shot hose.
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 mm
6 bar from feeding system
24 V / DC from feeding system
pneumatic, depending on component
up to 60 cycles/min*
according to customer requirements
Alignment of the setting head possible in all directions