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Small Screw Questions for Automatic Feeding and Driving by Design Tool, Inc.
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Small Screw Questions for Automatic Feeding and Driving by Design Tool, Inc.

1. How do you define small" screws? For screw feeding systems, I would define "small" screws as screw sizes smaller than #4 for American National Standard or ANSI screws.Â-  For metric screws, sizes smaller than 3mm would also be considered "small" screws. 2. What types of assembly applications typically use small screws (e.g., portable electronics; eyeglasses; hearing aids; etc.)? Examples...

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Automatic Nut Driver Reduces Injuries
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Automatic Nut Driver Reduces Injuries

Design Tool was approached by a leading transportation-industry manufacturer to alleviate repetitive motion injuries caused by workers manually installing hex flange nuts on their assembly. DTI's solution was a simple, bench-mounted, automatic nut feeding and driving system, complete with part fixturing, a bulk nut supply hopper and all controls.Â-  This system automatically fastens a...

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

Toy Manufacturing Trends

1. What are the biggest assembly/joining challenge affecting toy manufacturers today? The biggest assembly challenge affecting toy manufacturers today is cost vs. assembly method.Â-  Toys are typically lower cost products, and must be assembled efficiently for the least amount of labor and cost. 2. What types of joining processes and equipment are toy manufacturers looking for today? Toy...

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Multiple Screwdriver System Increases Productivity
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Multiple Screwdriver System Increases Productivity

A machine builder contacted Design Tool Inc. for automated components to feed and drive 6 or 10 screws for a garage door application.Â-  The components were required to drive the screws simultaneously, and the feed mechanism had to deliver the screws within the machine cycle time to maintain the production rate.  The screws also needed to be driven to a consistent torque on all...

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

Increasing Production & Improving Quality

A leading manufacturer in the electronics industry contacted Design Tool Inc. to partner with them to improve productivity and eliminate quality issues with an electronics assembly.The quality issues involving the cover installation were resulting in significant downtime and rework.Â-  These issues included leakage, cover plate damage, cross-threaded screws, and improper torque...

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DTI Screw Dispenser
Communication Systems & Equipment

DTI Screw Dispenser

The Screw Dispenser is designed to drop a pre-determined number of fasteners into a dispensing cup and dropped into your hand. This gives the operator the correct number of fasteners to put into their part and accountability if the screw is missing or is dropped accidentally into their part. The systems are designed for most screws, bolts, and nuts. The feeder bowl size is determined by the size...

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Small Screw Questions for Automatic Feeding and Driving by Design Tool, Inc.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Small Screw Questions for Automatic Feeding and Driving by Design Tool, Inc.

1. How do you define small" screws? For screw feeding systems, I would define "small" screws as screw sizes smaller than #4 for American National Standard or ANSI screws.Â-  For metric screws, sizes smaller than 3mm would also be considered "small" screws. 2. What types of assembly applications typically use small screws (e.g., portable electronics; eyeglasses; hearing aids; etc.)? Examples...

Read More »
Automatic Nut Driver Reduces Injuries
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Automatic Nut Driver Reduces Injuries

Design Tool was approached by a leading transportation-industry manufacturer to alleviate repetitive motion injuries caused by workers manually installing hex flange nuts on their assembly. DTI's solution was a simple, bench-mounted, automatic nut feeding and driving system, complete with part fixturing, a bulk nut supply hopper and all controls.Â-  This system automatically fastens a...

Read More »
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Toy Manufacturing Trends

1. What are the biggest assembly/joining challenge affecting toy manufacturers today? The biggest assembly challenge affecting toy manufacturers today is cost vs. assembly method.Â-  Toys are typically lower cost products, and must be assembled efficiently for the least amount of labor and cost. 2. What types of joining processes and equipment are toy manufacturers looking for today? Toy...

Read More »
Multiple Screwdriver System Increases Productivity
Communication Systems & Equipment

Multiple Screwdriver System Increases Productivity

A machine builder contacted Design Tool Inc. for automated components to feed and drive 6 or 10 screws for a garage door application.Â-  The components were required to drive the screws simultaneously, and the feed mechanism had to deliver the screws within the machine cycle time to maintain the production rate.  The screws also needed to be driven to a consistent torque on all...

Read More »
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Increasing Production & Improving Quality

A leading manufacturer in the electronics industry contacted Design Tool Inc. to partner with them to improve productivity and eliminate quality issues with an electronics assembly.The quality issues involving the cover installation were resulting in significant downtime and rework.Â-  These issues included leakage, cover plate damage, cross-threaded screws, and improper torque...

Read More »
DTI Screw Dispenser
Communication Systems & Equipment

DTI Screw Dispenser

The Screw Dispenser is designed to drop a pre-determined number of fasteners into a dispensing cup and dropped into your hand. This gives the operator the correct number of fasteners to put into their part and accountability if the screw is missing or is dropped accidentally into their part. The systems are designed for most screws, bolts, and nuts. The feeder bowl size is determined by the size...

Read More »

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