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Orbitform’s line of modular powerheads offers a wide range of functionality for orbital riveting, spiral forming, radial riveting, rollerforming, pressing, hot upset riveting, and orbital forming of work pieces from a diameter of 0.125 inch to over 1 inch (3.1 mm to 25 mm). Whether the Orbitform powerhead is incorporated into automatic riveting equipment or installed on a standard Orbitform bench machine the heavy duty powerhead will perform the assembly operation with consistency and quality.

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  • Models
  • M-125
  • M-240
  • M-310
  • M-500
  • M-750
  • M-840
  • MR-125
  • MR-240
  • MR-310
  • MR-500

Orbitform’s M-125 powerhead is perfectly suited for small work piece orbital riveting and orbital cold forming assembly procedures. The heavy duty and compact design of the orbital forming powerhead is commonly used to assemble electrical components, medical devices, computer hardware, small hand tools and other small scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 80 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .125" (3.25mm)
Max Downward Force 590 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 1.5" (38mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-125 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA.  The orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed.  Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the assembly process being analyzed.

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor (1/9 HP, 1800 RPM, 115V / 50-60Hz / 1-Phase) with pre-wired 4-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head (HS-250)
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead.  The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming Options

  • Radial head for radial riveting or radial forming assembly applications when the radial forming process is preferred
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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Orbitform’s M-240 powerhead is perfectly suited for small to medium size work piece orbital riveting and orbital cold forming assembly equipment. The heavy duty and compact design of the orbital forming powerhead is commonly used to assemble electrical contacts, valves, cookware, small hinged products, sporting goods, and other small to medium scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 100 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .236" (6mm)
Max Downward Force 1460 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 1.75" (44.5mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-240 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA.  The orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed.  Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the manual or automatic assembly process being analyzed.

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor (1/3 HP, 1725 RPM, 115V / 60Hz / 1-Phase) with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head (HS-310)
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead.  The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming Options

  • Radial head for radial riveting or radial forming assembly applications when the radial forming process is preferred
  • Multi-point or Multi-spindle head for orbital riveting or orbital forming of multiple rivets at the same time
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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Orbitform’s M-310 powerhead is perfectly suited for medium size work piece orbital riveting and orbital cold forming assembly systems. The heavy duty and compact design of the orbital forming powerhead is commonly used with assembly machines for HVAC products, hinged assemblies, brake pads, turbine and hub assemblies, clamps, and other medium scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 120 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .312" (7.92mm)
Max Downward Force 2120 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 2.0" (50.75mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-310 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the automated assembly machine being analyzed.

Extended stroke requirements?

Applications with similar orbital riveting or orbital forming force but requiring extended vertical clearance for part loading may benefit from the extended stroke Orbitform powerhead model M-320.

  • The M-320 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 2.5 in (64 mm) that is adjustable between 0 in to 2.5 in (0 mm to 64 mm).

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor (3/4 HP, 1140 RPM, 220V or 440V / 60Hz / 3-Phase) with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head (HS-310)
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead.  The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming options

  • Radial head for radial riveting or radial forming assembly applications when the radial forming process is preferred
  • Multi-point or Multi-spindle head for orbital riveting or orbital forming of multiple rivets at the same time
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Articulating rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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Orbitform’s M-500 powerhead is perfectly suited for medium to large size work piece orbital riveting and orbital cold forming assembly procedures. The heavy duty and compact design of the orbital forming powerhead is commonly used with riveting machines that assemble door and hood hinges, seat track structures, striker assemblies, furniture sub-assemblies, various automotive components, and other medium to large scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate rivet machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 240 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .500" (12.75mm)
Max Downward Force 4400 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 2.5" (63.5mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-500 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the riveting process and/or assembly process being analyzed.

Extended stroke requirements?

Applications with similar orbital riveting or orbital forming force but requiring extended vertical clearance for part loading may benefit from the extended stroke Orbitform powerhead models M-503 or M-506.

  • The M-503 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 3.25 in (82 mm) that is adjustable between 1.6 in to 3.25 in (41 mm to 82 mm).
  • The M-506 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 6 in (152 mm) that is adjustable between 3 in to 6 in (76 mm to 152 mm).

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead.  The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Standard pedestal machine column and base assembly
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming options

  • Radial head for radial riveting or radial forming assembly applications when the radial forming process is preferred
  • Multi-point or Multi-spindle head for orbital riveting or orbital forming of multiple rivets at the same time
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Articulating rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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Orbitform’s M-750 powerhead is perfectly suited for medium to large size work piece orbital riveting and orbital cold forming assembly machines. The heavy duty design of the orbital forming powerhead is commonly used to assemble robust hinges, large brackets, brake components, industrial hand tools, automotive foot pedals, ball stud assemblies, and other medium to large scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 350 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .750" (19mm)
Max Downward Force 7510 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 2.5" (63.5mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-750 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the assembly system being analyzed.

Extended stroke requirements?

Applications with similar orbital riveting or orbital forming force but requiring extended vertical clearance for part loading may benefit from the extended stroke Orbitform powerhead model M-753.

  • The M-753 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 3.0 in (76 mm) that is adjustable between 0 in to 3.0 in (0 mm to 76 mm).

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Deceleration switch
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead.  The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Standard pedestal machine column and base assembly
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming options

  • Radial head for radial riveting or radial forming assembly applications when the radial forming process is preferred
  • Multi-point or Multi-spindle head for orbital riveting or orbital forming of multiple rivets at the same time
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Articulating rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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Orbitform’s M-840 powerhead is the highest capacity pneumatic orbital forming and orbital riveting powerhead available in the world. The Orbitform powerhead is perfectly suited for large size work piece orbital riveting processes and orbital cold forming assembly processes. The heavy duty design of the orbital forming powerhead is commonly used to form spindle shafts, and assemble large automotive hinges, robust brake components, seat track products, and other large scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 500 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .840" (24.5mm)
Max Downward Force 12,700 @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 2.5" (63.5mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-840 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the riveting machine and/or assembly equipment being analyzed.

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Deceleration switch
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead.  The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Standard pedestal machine column and base assembly
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming options

  • Radial head for radial riveting or radial forming assembly applications when the radial forming process is preferred
  • Multi-point or Multi-spindle head for orbital riveting or orbital forming of multiple rivets at the same time
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Articulating rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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Orbitform’s MR-125 powerhead is perfectly suited for small work piece radial riveting and radial cold forming assembly procedures. The heavy duty and compact design of the radial forming powerhead is commonly used to assemble electrical components, medical devices, computer hardware, small hand tools and other small scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each radial riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 80 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .125" (3.25mm)
Max Downward Force 590 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 1.5" (38mm)
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Orbitform’s modular MR-125 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The radial riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the radial powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the radial forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the assembly process being analyzed.

Standard Features and Specifications for Radial Riveting or Radial Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor (1/9 HP, 1800 RPM, 115V / 50-60Hz / 1-Phase) with pre-wired 4-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Radial head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased radial forming equipment uptime. (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Radial alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead. The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring. The LVDT is externally mounted.
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Orbitform’s MR-240 powerhead is perfectly suited for small to medium size work piece radial riveting and radial cold forming assembly equipment. The heavy duty and compact design of the radial forming powerhead is commonly used to assemble electrical contacts, valves, cookware, small hinged products, sporting goods, and other small to medium scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each radial riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 100 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .236" (6mm)
Max Downward Force 1460 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 1.75" (44.5mm)
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Orbitform’s modular MR-240 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The radial riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the radial powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the radial forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the manual or automatic assembly process being analyzed.

Standard Features and Specifications for Radial Riveting or Radial Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor (1/3 HP, 1725 RPM, 115V / 60Hz / 1-Phase) with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Radial head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased radial forming equipment uptime. (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead. The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • radial alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring. The LVDT is externally mounted.
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Orbitform’s MR-310 powerhead is perfectly suited for medium size work piece radial riveting and radial cold forming assembly systems. The heavy duty and compact design of the radial forming powerhead is commonly used with assembly machines for HVAC products, hinged assemblies, brake pads, turbine and hub assemblies, clamps, and other medium scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each radial riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 120 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .312" (7.92mm)
Max Downward Force 2120 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 2.0" (50.75mm)
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Orbitform’s modular MR-310 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The radial riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the radial powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the radial forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the automated assembly machine being analyzed.

Extended stroke requirements?

Applications with similar radial riveting or radial forming force but requiring extended vertical clearance for part loading may benefit from the extended stroke Orbitform powerhead model M-320.

  • The M-320 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 2.5 in (64 mm) that is adjustable between 0 in to 2.5 in (0 mm to 64 mm).

Standard Features and Specifications for Radial Riveting or Radial Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor (3/4 HP, 1140 RPM, 220V or 440V / 60Hz / 3-Phase) with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Radial head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased radial forming equipment uptime. (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Radial alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead. The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring. The LVDT is externally mounted.
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Orbitform’s M-500 powerhead is perfectly suited for medium to large size work piece radial riveting and radial cold forming assembly procedures. The heavy duty and compact design of the radial forming powerhead is commonly used with riveting machines that assemble door and hood hinges, seat track structures, striker assemblies, furniture sub-assemblies, various automotive components, and other medium to large scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate rivet machine and tooling setup so each radial riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 240 lbs
Head Forming Capacity .500" (12.75mm)
Max Downward Force 4,400 lbs @ 100 psi
Max Stroke 2.5" (63.5mm)
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Orbitform’s modular MR-500 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The radial riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the radial powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the radial forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the riveting process and/or assembly process being analyzed.

Extended stroke requirements?

Applications with similar radial riveting or radial forming force but requiring extended vertical clearance for part loading may benefit from the extended stroke Orbitform powerhead models MR-503 or MR-506.

  • The MR-503 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 3.25 in (82 mm) that is adjustable between 1.6 in to 3.25 in (41 mm to 82 mm).
  • The MR-506 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 6 in (152 mm) that is adjustable between 3 in to 6 in (76 mm to 152 mm).

Standard Features and Specifications for Radial Riveting or Radial Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Radial head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased radial forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Radial alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Standard bench machine column (bench machine base is also available) to support the powerhead.  The bench machine column and base can be combined to provide a complete ready to use machine.
  • Standard pedestal machine column and base assembly
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.
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  • Models
  • M-1000
  • M-1500

Orbitform’s M-1000 powerhead is perfectly suited for large size work piece orbital riveting processes and orbital cold forming assembly processes. The heavy duty design of the hydraulic orbital forming powerhead is commonly used to form spindle shafts, and assemble large automotive hinges, robust brake components, seat track products, and other large scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 350 lbs
Head Forming Capacity 1.0" (25.5mm)
Max Downward Force 18,000 lbs @ 1000 psi
Max Stroke 2.5" (76.25mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-1000 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The hydraulic orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the riveting machine and/or assembly equipment being analyzed.

Extended stroke requirements?

Applications with similar orbital riveting or orbital forming force but requiring extended vertical clearance for part loading may benefit from the extended stroke Orbitform hydraulic powerhead model M-1006.

  • The M-1006 Orbitform powerhead has a total tool stroke distance of 6 in (152 mm) that is adjustable between 3 in to 6 in (76 mm to 152 mm)

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Deceleration switch
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming options

  • Multi-point or Multi-spindle head for orbital riveting or orbital forming of multiple rivets at the same time
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Articulating rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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Orbitform’s M-1500 powerhead is the largest capacity orbital forming and orbital riveting powerhead available in the world. The Orbitform powerhead is perfectly suited for large size work piece orbital riveting processes and orbital cold forming assembly processes. The heavy duty design of the hydraulic orbital forming powerhead is commonly used to form spindle shafts, and assemble large automotive hinges, robust brake components, seat track products, and other large scale riveted assemblies. Orbitform’s application engineers define the appropriate machine and tooling setup so each orbital riveting powerhead performs as required and the powerhead’s lube-for-life design with lifetime bearings and sealed lubrication keeps the riveting powerhead running for years.

Weight 625 lbs
Head Forming Capacity 1.5" (38mm)
Max Downward Force 38,500 lbs @ 1000 psi
Max Stroke 3.0" (76.25mm)
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Orbitform’s modular M-1500 powerhead is assembled with top line components and is manufactured and assembled at Orbitform’s factory in Jackson, Michigan, USA. The hydraulic orbital riveting powerhead comes with many standard features and the orbital powerhead can be customized with several options to help monitor, control, and improve the orbital forming application being developed. Orbitform’s application engineers will listen and ask relevant questions in order to best specify the appropriate options to improve the riveting machine and/or assembly equipment being analyzed.

Standard Features and Specifications for Orbital Riveting or Orbital Forming Applications:

  • Electric motor with pre-wired 4-pin and 5-pin "mini-change" male connector (alternate voltage specifications available upon request)
  • Orbital head
  • Peen developed and tested for each application
  • Home switch to acknowledge when the tool is fully retracted
  • Limit switch to acknowledge when the tool is extended to the desired position
  • Deceleration switch
  • Orbitform powerheads are “lubed-for-life” with lifetime bearing and seal lubrication which allows for reduced lifetime maintenance expense and increased orbital forming equipment uptime.  (The forming heads of Orbitform’s competition require diligent preventive maintenance in order to stay in operation for more than a few months.)
  • Stroke adjustment knob on top of the powerhead with indicator mounted on the side of the powerhead to help you establish the stroke distance of the machine

Powerhead Options:

Electrical Options

  • 12 ft. motor cable with 4-pin "mini change" 90 degree female connector to allow you to quickly and easily connect the motor to your power supply control panel
  • 12 ft. limit switch cable with 5-pin “mini change” to allow you to quickly and easily connect the limit switch to your control panel

Mechanical Options

  • Offset motor mount to allow for a shorter machine height and/or to allow for a through spindle pressure pad
  • Gear reducer to reduce the RPM to allow for the optimal forming speed
  • Spindle brake to control the tool position or to stop the tool rotation for certain applications
  • Anti-rotate device to prevent the peen from rotating during certain assembly or forming applications
  • Powerhead mounting plate with ± 1 inch (25.4 mm) adjustment to allow for simpler, front flange mount integration of the Orbitform powerhead into your assembly system
  • Orbital alignment kit to help you set up the machine if the machine configurations change
  • Fabricated straight column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application
  • Fabricated c-frame column to be engineered specifically for your automated assembly application

Error Proofing, Process Monitoring, Process Control Options

  • Pressure pad (standard, height sensing, or programmable height sensing) to secure the work piece prior to forming or assembly, to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control, or to confirm part presence prior to continuing the assembly process
  • Loadcell force monitoring to assist with assembly process monitoring / process control / error proofing
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer) for stroke position monitoring.  The LVDT is externally mounted.

Forming options

  • Multi-point or Multi-spindle head for orbital riveting or orbital forming of multiple rivets at the same time
  • Static rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly applications
  • Articulating rollerhead for roller forming or roller assembly
  • Press head powerhead configuration and press tooling to allow the powerhead to act as a press for pressing parts together into any assembly
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  • Models
  • SV-310
  • SV-500
  • SV-750

Orbitform’s servo driven powerhead offers precision control, variable advance and retract rates and a range of forming forces for the most delicate to the most technically demanding assembly applications. This innovative powerhead with servo drive provides the control you need with the speed you want. Our servo powerhead offers forming forces from 1 lb to over 3,000 lbs, a stroke of 2.5 inches, and advance / retract speeds from 0.005 to 4 inches per second.

Custom force and stroke configurations are available.

Head Forming Capacity 3/8"
Max Downward Force 3000
Max Stroke 2.5"

Key Benefits of Servo Powerheads

The benefits of servo driven powerheads from Orbitform:

  • Reduce cycle time with variable advance and retract speeds up to 4 inches per second
  • Improve your process validation with process monitoring
  • Assists with process control methods such as: form to a force, form to a predictive distance, or form to multiple programmed heights
  • Not impacted by atmospheric conditions or drops in line pressure
  • Clean-room compliant thus the servo powerhead is perfect for medical device assembly and electronics assembly applications
  • Precision programmed dwell capability in both position and time to reduce spring-back after forming which is critical in the assembly of high precision articulating joints

As with Orbitform’s pneumatic and hydraulic powerheads, options include:

  • Process monitoring
  • Pressure pads (part clamping and height sensing)
  • Columns with height adjustment
  • Multiple tooling configurations.

If you need a turn-key assembly system, Orbitform offers servo driven powerheads in benchtop and floor standing pedestal configurations as well as offering complete automated assembly systems.

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Orbitform’s servo driven powerhead offers precision control, variable advance and retract rates and a range of forming forces for the most delicate to the most technically demanding assembly applications. This innovative powerhead with servo drive provides the control you need with the speed you want. Our servo powerhead offers forming forces from 1 lb to over 5,000 lbs, a stroke of 2.5 inches, and advance / retract speeds from 0.005 to 4 inches per second.

Custom force and stroke configurations are available.

Head Forming Capacity 9/16"
Max Downward Force 5000
Max Stroke 2.5"

Key Benefits of Servo Powerheads

The benefits of servo driven powerheads from Orbitform:

  • Reduce cycle time with variable advance and retract speeds up to 4 inches per second
  • Improve your process validation with process monitoring
  • Assists with process control methods such as: form to a force, form to a predictive distance, or form to multiple programmed heights
  • Not impacted by atmospheric conditions or drops in line pressure
  • Clean-room compliant thus the servo powerhead is perfect for medical device assembly and electronics assembly applications
  • Precision programmed dwell capability in both position and time to reduce spring-back after forming which is critical in the assembly of high precision articulating joints

As with Orbitform’s pneumatic and hydraulic powerheads, options include:

  • Process monitoring
  • Pressure pads (part clamping and height sensing)
  • Columns with height adjustment
  • Multiple tooling configurations.

If you need a turn-key assembly system, Orbitform offers servo driven powerheads in benchtop and floor standing pedestal configurations as well as offering complete automated assembly systems.

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Orbitform’s servo driven powerhead offers precision control, variable advance and retract rates and a range of forming forces for the most delicate to the most technically demanding assembly applications. This innovative powerhead with servo drive provides the control you need with the speed you want. Our servo powerhead offers forming forces from 1 lb to over 7,500 lbs, a stroke of 2.5 inches, and advance / retract speeds from 0.005 to 4 inches per second.

Custom force and stroke configurations are available.

Head Forming Capacity 3/4"
Max Downward Force 7500
Max Stroke 2.5"

Key Benefits of Servo Powerheads

The benefits of servo driven powerheads from Orbitform:

  • Reduce cycle time with variable advance and retract speeds up to 4 inches per second
  • Improve your process validation with process monitoring
  • Assists with process control methods such as: form to a force, form to a predictive distance, or form to multiple programmed heights
  • Not impacted by atmospheric conditions or drops in line pressure
  • Clean-room compliant thus the servo powerhead is perfect for medical device assembly and electronics assembly applications
  • Precision programmed dwell capability in both position and time to reduce spring-back after forming which is critical in the assembly of high precision articulating joints

As with Orbitform’s pneumatic and hydraulic powerheads, options include:

  • Process monitoring
  • Pressure pads (part clamping and height sensing)
  • Columns with height adjustment
  • Multiple tooling configurations.

If you need a turn-key assembly system, Orbitform offers servo driven powerheads in benchtop and floor standing pedestal configurations as well as offering complete automated assembly systems.

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