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Date: July 2016

Adaptive Sheet Metal Screwdriving Unit

Posted on 09 Jul, 2016
Adaptive Sheet Metal Screwdriving Unit

Deprag's New Adaptive Direct Fastening System is a revolution automatic flow form screwdriving. 

The use of flow form screws into two non-drilled sheets requires high down force and high speed to heat and form the hole.  It is a complex assembly because to achieve optimal cycle times and proper funnel and thread forming, the down force and feed speed needs adjusted during the various stages of the screw assembly so that the funnel and thread forming can be done reliably. Deprag Adaptive Fastening System

Traditional systems required numerous pre-tests to determine the timing of the piercing point.  Switching parameters too early leads to improper funnel formation and longer assembly times, too late can lead to thread damage.

Deprag's Adaptive DFS is able to sense the exact piercing point as well as other key stages in the screw assembly and switches parameters accordingly assuring:

  • automatic adaptation to variances in the screw and part
  • the highest process reliability
  • shortest possible cycle times
  • optimised funnel forming
  • reduced set up times
  • a more flexible system
  • minimise  damaged threads

 

Other features of the Adaptive Direct Fastening System are:

  • Active nosepiece jaws that hold the screw firmly until drilling has started
  • Adjustable down holder force
  • High down pressure applied directly in line with the screw
  • Head first screw feeding to minimise damage to the screw’s tip
  • Fast interchange of the mouthpiece for minimal downtime
  • Lock stroke for underfloor applications

 

Max Speed: 8000rpm, freely programmable

Max torque:  15Nm, freely programmable

Feed stroke:  upto 3000N, freely programmable force and distance

Max Downholder force:  1200N, freely adjustable

Weight: 35kg

Assembly at any angle or upside down.

Maintenance friendly

Complete with industrial PC to set parameters, control the screwdriving and to analyse trends

Why do we need high powered grinders?

Posted on 01 Jul, 2016
Why do we need high powered grinders?

Why do we need high powered grinders?

The obvious answer is that high powered grinders will save you money. 

  • Higher power means you can remove more material or make more cuts per year.  Time is money right?
  • Higher power also means that your abrasives will be working at their optimal speed, meaning you get a better finish and your abrasives will last longer.

Apart from this, abrasive manufacturers are coming up with more aggressive disks for faster material removal.  The problem with these new disks is that they will destroy most electric grinders and stall most air grinders because they need a high powered tool to run them.  Some examples are the PFERD ALU-Master, CC-Grind disks and the Maija Frästechnik milling discs. These unique new products offer extremely fast material removal but require high powered grinders.

 

PFERD ALUMASTER disk on a Deprag Grinder

The PFERD ALUMASTER high speed discs are a unique tool that offers very fast material removal.  It is ideal for use on aluminium because it does not produce hazardous or explosive dust. 

It uses ten replaceable tungsten inserts to machine the aluminium rather than grind it.  This also means that the tool doesn’t clog up.  

These discs suit 115mm or 125mm grinders with a max speed of 13,300rpm and PFERD recommend an air grinder of at least 1000watts or an electric grinder of at least 1400watts

 

 

 

 

Maija Frastechnik Milling disk on a Deprag High powered grinderAnother new disc that requires a high powered grinder are the Maija Frästechnik milling discs.  These are available for a range of materials including steel, aluminium and titanium.  Maija Frästechnik tested and recommend Deprag Turbine powered grinders for use with their discs.