Clear Automation adds robots to PennEngineering presses

Clear Automation supplies robots to PennEngineering for its PEMSERTER Series 3000 Press fastener installation press. This allows completely hands-off installation of self-clinching.

Clear Automation supplies robots to PennEngineering for its PEMSERTER Series 3000 Press fastener installation press. This allows completely hands-off installation of self-clinching.

The robotic system developed by Clear Automation for the PEMSERTER Series 3000 press is equipped to pick up, move, and position a work piece for alignment with holes where fasteners will be installed automatically by the press. After fastener installation, the robot removes the finished work piece and advances to the next job.

The system is offered in two standard packages to accommodate various work piece sizes. The turnkey package integrates an input conveyor with locator, output conveyor, gripper, FANUC robot, and a basic sequence program to interface with the PEMSERTER Series 3000 press. Among available robot options, a robot slide can be supplied to expand work cells for multiple PEMSERTER presses.

The PEMSERTER Series 3000 automatic fastener installation press system reliably performs without hydraulics to install all types of self-clinching fasteners rapidly, accurately, and permanently in thin metal sheets. The press is designed with a 24" / 61cm throat depth, runs at unprecedented cycle rates, can realize a ram force up to 16,000 lbs. / 71.2kN, can be operated remotely through networking, and is CE certified to comply with applicable European standards.

PennEngineering, was founded in 1942 and this year celebrates 70 years of excellence and innovation in fastening technology.

Clear Automation specializes in the custom design, engineering, fabrication and installation of integrated robotic and machine vision systems. The company manufactures a variety of automated assembly and packaging machinery for multiple industries including personal care products, medical devices, automotive, electronics and machine components.

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