Automated Assembly Solutions: Breakstem Rivets

Single-head Workstations

  • Power tools can be suspended or mounted on a pantograph arm
  • Other options include integration into the work bench and foot pedal operation
  • Stem extraction system remotely collects the stems and eliminates the need for emptying the stem collector bottle
  • Easy integration into production process
  • Ergonomic design

Multi-head Assembly Stations

From simple twin-headed modules to multi-headed, customised equipment, these systems can dramatically reduce assembly time and costs while improving consistency of placing.

These systems can be designed for virtually any application or assembly environment and process monitoring equipment or clamping modules can be easily integrated. The direction, type and number of assembly heads can all be customised. We have designed equipment with two heads to over eighty heads but the configurations are virtually limitless.

Together with the fasteners, these high precision tools create a high quality, reliable assembly system. The fasteners are placed accurately and consistently without the risk of over-torquing. An additional benefit of these systems are the practical jig points provided by the assembly heads.

  • High speed assembly
  • Assembly of any configuration
  • Fastening at any angle
  • Synchronous fastener placement
  • Highly controlled assembly
  • Process flexibility
  • Integration into assembly lines
  • Improved product quality

Automated Assembly System

The Avimat® provides a modular, automated assembly system for breakstem fasteners, reducing assembly times and costs. The integral processing diagnostics ensure the assembly process is highly controlled for improved product quality. It places the entire range of breakstem and structural breakstem fasteners from 3.0 mm to 6.4 mm (except Avdelmate® & Klamp-Tite® fasteners).
  • Modular design of placing head, blow feed unit and PLC control cabinet for quick and simple integration into assembly lines
  • Will work as a stand alone unit
  • Flexible electric, pneumatic and hydraulic connections between all main components for quick and simple interface with a wide range of assembly systems
  • The compact, lightweight placing head is quick to reconfigure, can be mounted separately and used at any angle providing maximum production flexibility and minimum tool downtime
  • Integral processing diagnostics at all stages with clear and simple PLC displays for high precision, highly reliable assembly
  • Continuous fastener feed with an average cycle time of approximately 5 seconds makes it ideal for high volume production lines

Assembly Applications

Laundry Dryer
This unit places 12 x 4.0mm Avex® fasteners in one assembly cycle of 20 seconds. It replaced the use of individual screws with an assembly cycle of 60 seconds and has improved product quality by consistent placement of 12 fasteners at a time. It incorporates a blow feed unit to transfer the fasteners to the placing head, the work area is height adjustable and the unit is modular for ease of extending or upgrading.
Station Wagon (restraining nets and sliding luggage cover)
This unit places 8 x 4.8mm Avibulb® and 4 x 4.8mm Avex® (6 fasteners per module) in one assembly cycle of 20 seconds. It replaced the use of handtools with an assembly cycle of 60 seconds and has improved product quality by consistent placement of 12 fasteners at a time. Processing diagnostics are provided by sensors at all stages of the assembly cycle to ensure all the relevant components are present, the correct fasteners are in the placing heads and that the fasteners are correctly installed.

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