Several standardized setting heads for in-die automation are available for clinching fasteners such as clinch 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 clinch nuts and studs, rivet nuts and slide bearings
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 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.
Press automation example - PAB setting head for glide bearings in a press with a pre-flanging tool
Demonstration - compound and installed in the press with a pre-flanging tool
Press automation example - PAN setting head for clinch nuts in the press
The images show processing from the top and the bottom of the press, with additional showing of processable interfering edges.
Press automation example - setting head FHS for clinch studs in the press
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. Also read about the BPR rivet ball studs.
Press automation 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 progressive and trasfer dies
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
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