Since 1984, Orbitform has manufactured a standard line of Powerheads and assembly system components for machine integrators. All Orbitform systems, rivet machine components, spare parts and tooling are made in the USA within our one-hundred-twenty-thousand square-foot manufacturing facility located in Jackson, Michigan.
Download basic 3D CAD models of Orbitform powerheads, bench machines, orbital heads, and impact riveting machines to help you lay out assembly and fastening system concepts. Please contact us if you have any questions.Visit Page
Orbitform’s standard modular bench and pedestal machines offer a range of complete turn-key assembly solution for orbital riveting and forming for work pieces 0.125” dia. to over 1 inch (3.1 mm to 25 mm) for a consistent form.Visit Page
Orbitform’s standard modular bench and pedestal machines offer a complete assembly solution for radial riveting and forming for work pieces smaller than 0.125 inch diameter to over 0.5 inch (12.5 mm) for a consistent quality form.Visit Page
Impact riveting is an assembly process using impact force to permanently fasten components together. There exist a wide variety of rivet materials, rivet designs, and component types which can be assembled using the impact riveting process to join parts quickly, efficiently, and lastingly.Visit Page
Roller Forming is a non-impact process using a spinning Roller Head with two or more rollers to apply a symmetrical force to form the part. Roller Forming is used for flaring, forming a lip, crimping, or forming a groove in cylindrical parts too large for other processes. Assembly applications range from bearings, ball joints, electrical sensors, fuses, and many others.Visit Page
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.Visit Page
The hot upset forming and hot upset riveting process uses heat and pressure to form the fastener. The material being formed becomes malleable and collapses under pressure applied by the powerhead.
With the hot upset riveting or forming process it is possible to form a round fastener into a square hole creating a high torque joint, form hardened parts, and create joints resistant to vibration related fatigue.
Orbitform offers many accessories to improve the orbital, radial, or impact processes, increasing throughput, reducing cycle time, increasing safety, reducing the machine footprint, and improving the operator interface. Options such as process monitoring and/or process control can greatly reduce scrap and assure consistent quality.Visit Page