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Automated Assembly Solutions: Blind Threaded Inserts

Multi-Head Assembly Stations

These multi-head assembly workstations are designed for multiple and synchronous placement of blind threaded inserts. These customised workstations can dramatically reduce assembly time and cost at improved quality.
  • Simultaneous placement of multiple threaded inserts maximises productivity and throughput
  • Inserts are fed by hand and automatically threaded onto the drive screw
  • The inserts provide practical jig points for the components
  • Integrated component take-up devices reduce asembly time
  • Diagnostics provide quality control
  • Process monitoring or clamping devices can be easily integrated
 



Automated Assembly Systems

Autosert®
The Autosert® automated system is a modular design for blind threaded inserts, reducing assembly time and costs. The integral processing diagnostics ensure the assembly process is highly controlled for improved product quality. The feeder bowl holds up to 2000 inserts for continuous fastener feed.
  • Modular design of placing head, blow feed unit and PLC control cabinet for quick and simple integration into assembly lines. The system works as a stand-alone unit and can be used to fasten a wide range of applications.
  • Flexible electric, pneumatic and hydraulic connections between the three main components for quick and simple interface with a wide range of assembly systems.
  • For maximum production flexibility and minimum tool downtime the compact, lightweight placing head is quick to reconfigure, can be mounted separately and used at any angle.
  • The integral processing diagnostics at all stages with clear and simple PLC displays provide for high precision, highly reliable assembly and improved product quality.
  



Assembly Applications

Retaining plate for window lifter motor
This example shows a station for placing 6 x M5 blind threaded inserts for different applications, including process monitoring of part and insert presence and insert placed diagnostic. Protection cover with integrated clamping device and riveting release. Inductive sensor identifies if it is a right or left component. Process diagnostics check if an insert is present and was installed.
Automotive axle cross
Riveting process monitored Autosert® with automatic release function. The operation is carried out via touch panel. Several component variations can be riveted on the same machine. Quality improvement was achieved.
Car seat
Four Autosert® workstations with blow feed system, modular head, stockline indicator and bulk container, place 4 x Hexsert® inserts per unit in a cycle time of 30 seconds. A total of 7,200 Hexsert® inserts are placed in 1,800 units per day.
Dashboard
The assembly of this dashboard mounting beam, a hydroformed tube with 29 lasered hex holes, is fully automated with robots. Four Autosert® workstations with blow feed systems and modular heads place 29 x M6 and M8 Hexsert® inserts per part in a cycle time of 95 seconds.