Programmable Height Sensing Pressure Pad

What is the Programmable Height Sensing Pressure Pad?

The programmable height sensing pressure pad is an optional accessory installed on Orbitform powerheads when it is required to check the rivet length or component "stack up" prior to initiating the forming or riveting operation. The programmable height sensing pressure pad is incorporated in conjunction with other assembly process monitoring or process control equipment and application specific machine programming.

Why is the Programmable Height Sensing Pressure Pad important?

The programmable height sensing pressure pad is important because it is sometimes necessary to validate the presence of components prior to completing the riveting process. Also, there are times when the pre-formed rivet height must be checked before the rivet is upset by the Orbitform peen.

How does the Programmable Height Sensing Pressure Pad help?

The programmable height sensing pressure pad helps your product assembly process by ensuring the required pre-formed rivet height is present and/or that the necessary components are inserted appropriately prior to allowing the riveting process to commence.

Examples of Where a Programmable Height Sensing Pressure Pad is used?

There are several examples of where an programmable height sensing pressure pad is used during an orbital forming assembly process:

  • When it is important the the pre-formed rivet height is accurate prior to forming
  • When the installation of the necessary components is critical before permanently riveting the assembly