Used for high volume production in automated environments, this self-pierce rivet setting system offers a reliable, robust, and cost-effective method of automatically feeding fasteners. The tape feed system offers the fastest method of feeding rivets to a rivet setter: total cycle time of setting a rivet and feeding the next rivet into position can be as little as 1.2 seconds, compared with 3 to 4 seconds for conventional blow feed systems. These systems are ideal for body-in-white production including car body frames, pillars, doors and hoods, and for add-ons including sunroofs.
The die inspection camera gives you the ability to confirm viability of dies vital to your joining process. Used between cycles, this 0.5sec check gives you assurance the die will be secure the next time you use the setting equipment. The camera can be mounted on the fill station or be on an independent stand.
The correct die is automatically chosen for each joint without anyone entering an automated cell. Holding seven different dies and five spare dies per type, the dies are in poka-yoke packaging, preventing errors. Broken dies are detected, disposed, and exchanged automatically with a transfer time for exchanging a die at only 4.5 seconds.