01 December 2008
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Assembly of miniature components

The new type 2157A electromechanical joining module from Kistler Instruments has been designed for both manual and automated assembly of small and miniature components such as the insertion of small bearings and gear wheels into miniature gearboxes - precise positioning and reliable repeatability combined with very small joining forces.

The product uses integrated force-displacement monitoring to achieve 100% quality assurance throughout the joining phase.

Integration of the piezo-electric force sensor allows each module to cover two switchable measuring ranges. Three options are available, each offering two switchable force ranges up to 0.25kN, 0.5kN, and 1kN. "The high resolution of 0.5ยต, combined with a stroke speed of up to 200mm/second, maintains operational precision while enabling fast joining cycles and short return strokes. The small size of the new module and the simplicity of installation allow high-density configuration of assembly jigs."

Author
Paul Gay

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