DEPRAG's press-insertion system can be used wherever inserts of numerous kinds must be applied by hand or machine, including rivets, pins, sleeves, and balls. Moreover, this system is designed for use with an appropriate choice of feeding technology, such as a vibratory bowl feeder.
For example, a pin-insertion system would consist of:
The feeder requires a suitable nosepiece, whether ball-type or split-type, which is adapted to fit both the fastener and the specific application.
Press-Insertion Devices for Handheld Applications
DEPRAG press-insertion devices for handheld applications excel through both the ergonomic form of the handle as well as the high efficiency made possible through use of automatic feeding.
Two different basic designs are available:
In this instance an operator fully guides the down-stroke of the insertion tool. The down-pressure applied by the operator assists the pin insertion.
A cylinder integrated into the insertion-tool activates the locking-stroke. The insertion-lock assures a firm overhang of the fastener from the nosepiece, whether ball- or split-type. An involuntary push-back of the insert is thus eliminated. The operator only performs a short stroke, which is necessary for the actual press-insertion.
Examples of actual solutions with a handheld tool include:
Press-Insertion Devices for Fixtured Applications
For fixtured applications the supply- and insertion-movement is done by a cylinder. The use of sensors allows a multitude of application possibilities for many different types of inserts. In addition to symmetrical parts such as rivets, pins, sleeves, and balls, the fixtured insertion system can also process asymmetrical parts.
For handheld applications:
For fixtured applications: