Assembly Presses

Articles about pneumatic, hydraulic and servo-electric assembly presses.


How to Specify Pneumatic Cylinders

Stroke length, force requirements, and operating environment are among the many considerations when specifying pneumatic cylinders.

Air cylinders are offered in a variety of industry standards. Within these standards, air cylinders come in an assortment of shapes, sizes and types.

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Automated Assembly System Enables Lock Manufacturer to Meet Production Goals

All cylinder locks may look alike on the outside, but on the inside, each is unique. Internal cylinder components include core pins, springs and sealing plugs—all of which require precise insertion.

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FEC Automation Opens European Office

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI—FEC Automation Systems, a supplier of fastening and pressing technology, has opened an office in Chelmsford, England, its first in Europe.

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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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Orange County Choppers Presses Deeper Into Motorcycle Assembly

 American TV viewers are very familiar with Orange County Choppers (OCC), a custom and production motorcycle manufacturer based in Newburgh, NY.  

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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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How To Properly Pin a Shaft and Hub Assembly

 One of the primary benefits of using a Coiled Pin to affix a hub or gear to a shaft is the Coiled Pin’s ability to prevent hole damage. 

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Fastener manufacturer presses on with servo-driven machine

When K.A. Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: a self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped.

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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.


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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This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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