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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

Fastening, Joining & Assembly


The 11-inch-high MagForce portable magnetic drilling machine works in tight spaces. Features include a 1,200W motor, soft-touch control panel with integrated circuitry to prevent motor startup on non-ferrous materials, and spindle coolant with positive slug ejection.

Jancy Engineering Co., 2735 Hickory Grove Rd., Davenport, IA 52804; FAX (319) 391-2323;

For Information, enter 575

Soldering robot

Capable of both linear and point-to-point selective soldering within an 11.8x11.8-inch area, the ROBOSOL PRO 401P 4-axis desktop robot suits high-volume cellular manufacturing environments. The selective soldering robot's options include: fume-extraction attachment, nitrogen envelope, safety cover, twin shuttle system, and programming software.

PACE Inc., 9893 Brewers Ct., Laurel, MD 20723-1990; FAX (301) 604-8782;

For Information, enter 576


Insertion/lifting handles have an integrated switch for locking and unlocking CompactPCI plug-in boards. As an option, the bottom handle may have a "live-insertion" microswitch for automatically activating board functions when using the locking function. The handles' metal claws can handle plug-in assembly insertion and retention forces of 300 to 1,200N for 3U to 9U size boards.

Rittal Werk, 1 Rittal Place, Springfield, OH 45504; FAX (319) 391-2323;

For Information, enter 577

Tightening system

The Cleco Tightening Manager controller features Smart Tool Technology that recognizes a tool change and automatically uploads necessary calibration adjustments. The modular system handles tools with a torque range of 2 to 2,000 Nm, runs Windows-based software, and has a large color screen.

Cooper Industries, Box 1410, Lexington, SC 29071; FAX (803) 359-0822;

For Information, enter 578

Silver epoxy

Featuring low viscosity for easy handling, LX00074 silver epoxy offers long working life, high strength, high conductivity, and a variety of cure options. Packaging options include premeasured BIPAX, which can be stored at room temperature, and premixed and frozen syringes.

Tra-Con Inc., 45 Wiggins Ave., Bedford, MA 01730; FAX (781) 275-9249;

For Information, enter 579


Duralco(TM)4538N epoxy creates strong, flexible bonds between dissimilar materials. Users mix, apply, and cure the epoxy at room temperature to achieve bonds that withstand -150 to 450F and resist mechanical shock, electricity, and chemicals. Varying the mix ratio of resin to hardener adjusts the material's flexibility and adhesion.

Cotronics Corp., 3379 Shore Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11235; FAX (718) 646-3028;

For Information, enter 580

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