Thursday, January 07, 2010

Penn Unveils Multi-Bowl Option For Fastener Press

Penn Engineering has introduced a multi-bowl option for the Pemserter Series 3000 fastener-installation press that enables multiple insertions without tooling changeovers. The multi-bowl option allows an operator to install up to four different types and/or sizes of self-clinching nuts, studs and stand-offs in automatic feed mode. Benefits are said to include easier operation, increased flexibility, quicker fastener insertions and improved productivity compared with a standard machine using four fixed bowls and requiring manual tooling changes.

The new option integrates the Series 3000 press with a QX Turret Tool system (handling the quick tooling changeovers automatically) and up to three expansion bowls. The press additionally features full servo electromechanical actuation technology without hydraulics to optimise ram function and achieve repeatable speed and force for proper, accurate and permanent installation of fasteners in thin metal sheets.

Among other press features, PC-based programming interfaces with Windows operating platforms for job versatility and customisation, menu-driven touch-screen controls, descriptive screen alerts and an on-screen multimedia instructional video contribute to user-friendly operation and quick learning.

Data logging capabilities allow for performance monitoring and a Lightstream operator safety system provides a continuous safeguard by ensuring ram force is applied only to fasteners. The Series 3000 press is designed with a 24/61cm throat depth, can realise a ram force up to 16,000lb/71.2kN and can be operated remotely through networking. The press is CE certified.

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