Kistler Instruments is launching the NCFT Type 2157A electromechanical joining module for applications where precise positioning and reliable repeatability must be combined with very small joining forces.
Typically the new module will be used for manual and automated assembly of small and miniature components such as inserting small bearings and gear wheels into miniature gearboxes. Based on the well proven design of Kistler's large joining modules, the new module uses integrated force-displacement monitoring to achieve 100 per cent quality assurance throughout the joining phase.
The integration of the piezoelectric force sensor enables each module to cover two switchable measuring ranges. Three options are available, each offering two switchable force ranges up to a maximum of 0.25kN, 0.5kN and 1kN. The high resolution of 0.5um, combined with a stroke speed of up to 300mm/s, maintains operational precision while enabling fast joining cycles and short return stokes.
An associated force-displacement monitoring system displays the force-displacement curve in real time and the programmable analysis window allows all phases of the joining process to be evaluated continuously.
This new addition to the Kistler range of joining electromechanical modules brings the total range to four type series covering joining forces from 0.25kN to 300kN.
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