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Automotive Applications for Assembly Presses

There are myriad applications for assembly presses in the automotive industry.

Automotive assembly most often conjures up images of welding robots and electric nutrunners. But, another technology is just as important for assembling a wide range of automotive components—presses.


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How to Gain 100% Quality Control Without Investing in a Servo Press.

 When it comes to assembly presses, servo presses are the ultimate in pressing technology and capable of meeting the most complex requirements. 


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How To Achieve the Perfect Press Fit, Every Time.

 There are plenty of “dumb” systems out there which can press parts together. 


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How To Determine the appropriate press technology for high-force, high-speed applications.

 Flexibility, performance and cost, (both capital and operating) have become key factors in today’s growing manufacturing market place. 


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Increasing Strength and Reliability of Interference Fits

Retaining compounds enable engineers to design robust, lightweight joints at less cost than traditional interference fits.

Interference fits, commonly referred to as press fits and shrink fits, are traditional methods for joining cylindrical parts.


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Manual Assembly Presses Are Simple and Flexible

Manual assembly presses continue to outsell pneumatic and servo-driven presses for three reasons: lower price, greater flexibility and simpler operation.

Like soldiers, rows of BalTec Corp. manual assembly presses stand ready to work at electronic manufacturing plants throughout North America. Workers there use the presses to crimp wires to terminals and connectors.


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Systems Integrator Designs Press-Fit System for Tier 1 Supplier

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists recently delivered a compliant-pin assembly system to a Tier 1 automotive manufacturer of vehicle safety products.


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Promess Opens Process Development Center

BRIGHTON, MI—Promess Inc. has opened a new process development and training center at its recently expanded headquarters facility here. Available to customers at minimal or no cost, the center is equipped to support process development, part testing and technology application studies.


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What’s New With Air Presses

Servo-driven presses may have gained market share in recent years, but there’s still plenty of work for pneumatic and hydropneumatic presses on assembly lines.

When David J. Zabrosky, North American sales manager for Schmidt Technology, gets a call from a customer asking for a servo-driven assembly press, the first question he asks is, “Why?”


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Flow-Through Workstations Drive Production at Automotive Plant

Flexibility and efficiency are essential to the success of an automotive parts manufacturer, as its OEM customers are always adding new products and updating standards.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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