All from one company
We provide complete systems of fasteners and automation technology
With us, you get all services from only one company: We offer you various joining processes and a wide range of fasteners and automations. We have a solution for all your fastening needs.
From choosing the best fastening technology to development of the fastener together with the automation, prototype manufacturing, application testing and full production delivery and logistics you get all from only one company.
One contact partner
We cover all processes and are on hand to support you in all areas without intersections. Thus, you have only one direct contact partner who supports you in all phases of your project with many years of experience and know-how. We take a comprehensive view of your application and find the best solution quickly and effectively. As a result, even non-obvious cost reduction potentials can be uncovered and utilized.
- Expert advice for optimal results
- Evaluation of cost saving potentials
- Prototype production and assembly
- Application trials
Particular services in detail
We keep a comprehensive view of your application and are happy to support you in development processes
We use a variety of methods to evaluate the many different aspects of an application. Simultaneous engineering, application analysis and hands- on testing are all used to examine material, assembly requirements and proper attachment design. We can then work with you to help ensure maximum performance from every fastener you require. For the best results, we recommend that you utilize our specialists in the initial phase of your product design.
Based on our many years of experience, we know how to approach automation grade fasteners and how to optimize a fastener for subsequent automatic feeding and processing.
Thus, even a small modification to the fastener may open up the potential for decisive cost reductions and ensuring high availability.
With our many years of experience as a toolmaker and know-how in both fasteners and their automation we look not only for the best fastening solution, but also for the most efficient way of fasteners assembly.
We offer a comprehensive approach that minimizes production costs while increasing product quality, helping you compete in the global marketplace. Our expertise covers every aspect of your production needs.
We are aware that the price of the fastener is only a small fraction of the total in place cost and the majority of the cost is related to the assembly of the fastener. However the quality of the fastener maximizes the possibilities for automation. To achieve best possible results, we provide you with a full package consisting of the right fasteners and a perfectly matched automation solution.
In cooperation with your manufacturing team, we analyze the fasteners in combination with the assembly process. We can offer potential opportunities to reduce overall manufacturing Cost. Furthermore, we look to identify potential quality improvements through appropriate process controls. We present these results in the form of a cost saving evaluation.
Product teardowns are an excellent way to increase your efficiencies. Working with your application, our engineers can often find ways to consolidate the total number of fasteners you need, in addition to recommending more effective fastening and automated assembly solutions. Product teardowns can save thousands of dollars in costs, along with providing increased end-product reliability.
Our test labs have the ability to set fasteners in your application in a way that simulates your production environment. We perform push out and torque out tests for every application before we specify a fastening system. At the end of our application testing, we will issue a report that gives you our recommended fastening system and the performance numbers that we can guarantee. This will allow you to confidently propose cost saving ideas to your customers.
We have established a unique network of fastener manufacturers around the globe that manufacture quality fasteners to our design specifications. If you have a preferred fastener source, we are willing to work with them on every aspect that is needed to get a reliable fastener for your application. You also have the option of whether you want us to supply the fastener directly to you, or work with our certified local fastener source. In either case we will be your first point of contact, if you need assistance. For every application we will perform application testing to ensure that the fastener meets your requirements. When we work with a certified fastener source delivery, and quality of the fastener will be their responsibility.
Our fasteners are 100% vision inspected before they are packaged. These inspections ensure that the fasteners are dimensionally stable and will function well in our equipment. Saving money by eliminating inspection will result in spending more money due to decreased reliability in production. This is the main reason why we prefer to offer both fasteners and automation as a complete system.
Through our 100% quality control with state-of-the-art testing methods, including digital measurements by high-resolution cameras and lasers as well as mechanical function tests, we guarantee you a smooth serial delivery which meets the highest quality standards.
We will work directly with your integrator or die shop and supply them with all necessary automation modules tailored to the specific application and fastener. We will supply 3D models, prints and any other information they need to successfully integrate our modules into their systems.
We offer a very comprehensive VMI program for special customer products. For example, we not only deliver the required elements for the manufacturing of hinges, but also offer comprehensive supplemental development support:
- Automation grade fastener design
- Joining methods
- Automation concept
- Complete delivery of the automation system
As a result, we are a single-source partner for all areas of production.