Fully automatic, process-safe assembly of clinching and self-piercing fasteners
Setting heads for in-die automation 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 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.
Compound and installed in the press with a pre-flanging tool.
The images show processing from the top and the bottom of the press, with additional showing of processable interfering edges.
View from the top - processing of studs in the press.
Additional versions of setting heads for clinching fasteners and ball studs
Various setting heads are available depending on the installing position and fasteners.
Custom solutions for progressive and trasfer dies
In addition, we offer further variations for a customer-specific use. Customized special solutions are available for your specific needs, such as:
- Adjustment to a special fastener
- Adaptation to existing custom tools
- Individual processing direction and feeding of fasteners
Tower application with 10 setting heads
Special setting head for 4 studs, setting in a limited space
Special setting head for locking hooks
Special setting head for a spacer with angled feeding