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Orbitform's Servo Riveter - A "Closed Loop" Torque Check Solution

Delivering Quality Solutions 

Posted on 11/08/2016 | by The Orbitform Blog Team


An Automotive Tier 1 supplier needed a better solution for a pivot hinge to be assembled within a specified torque range. The company’s previous process used 2 machines; the 1st machine formed the rivet, the 2nd machine checked the joint torque. The supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing.


Orbitform validated the feasibility using its Servo-Driven riveter to form the joint and check joint torque during the machine cycle. The machine sequence included orbital forming then checking torque in fixture; executing this sequence until the joint was within the acceptable torque range.


This “closed loop” riveting/torque check operation was a significant savings to the supplier related to capital investment, floor space, throughput, and consistent quality.


Quality solutions are driven at Orbitform. If you experience a problem, Orbitform stands behind its products with an engineering team ready to assist. Orbitform products are designed, manufactured, and built in our 120,000 sq ft manufacturing facility located in Jackson, Michigan. Orbitform is a 100% made in the USA Design and Build Manufacturer of World-Class Forming and Fastening Solutions.


Since 1984, Orbitform has been delivering assembly solutions to manufacturers worldwide. Our engineers and lab technicians have tackled over 8,000 assembly applications. Orbitform offers a wide range of solutions, to provide you the product, process or service that’s right for your application. Contact us today to put our experience and expertise to work for you. Orbitform…solutions delivered.


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