Press Release Summary:
StickscrewÂ® works with StickShooter driver for accurate small-screw insertion. System eliminates loose screws by using sticks of up to 110 serially connected hex-head screws in sizes ranging from #0-80 to #8-32 and M2 to M3. Sticks are placed in driver and install and twist off cleanly when precise seating torque is reached. It works with machine, thread-forming, and thread-cutting screws in various sizes, lengths, and finishes.
Original Press Release:
STICKSCREW(R) System For Small-Screw Insertion Newly Enhanced With Optional Robotics Capability
DANBORO, PA, Novembeer 14, 2001 -- The STICKSCREW® System for fast and accurate small-screw insertion has been newly enhanced with optional robotics, which offers users the capability to fully automate the process of installing small screws in metal or plastic components and to realize increased productivity gains.
The X/Y positioning table of the compact robotics system can accommodate multiple applications. It works in tandem with an In-Line StickShooter driver, which attaches easily and securely to the robot's Z-axis carriage. After the robot is programmed for a given job, a workpiece can be placed into a nesting fixture secured to table and the screw-insertion process will begin when the robot is activated. When the job is completed, the robot automatically returns to the home position for work-piece unload and reload
The STICKSCREW System eliminates loose screws by utilizing "sticks" of up to 110 serially connected hex-head screws in sizes ranging from #0-80 to #8-32 and M2 to M3. These sticks are simply placed in the StickShooter driver and, when a job gets under way, screws will install and twist off cleanly when precise seating torque is reached.
Available screw types (machine, thread-forming, and thread-cutting) are offered in various materials, thread sizes, hex sizes, screw lengths, head heights, and finishes to meet application-specific requirements.