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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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Six-in-One Screwdriver features ergonomic design.
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Six-in-One Screwdriver features ergonomic design.

ErgonomicallyÂ- designed with high-impact plastic core covered in comfortable cushion grip handle, PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver can be used for extended periods of time without hand fatigue or stress. Model 19002C bit load includes Phillips (1, 2), Slotted (3/16 in. and 7/32 in.), and Nut Drivers (¼ in. and 5/16 in.), while Model 19003C bit load includes Security Torx® (T15,...

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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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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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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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Elge Precision Machining Provides Multi-Spindle Screw Machining of Knurled Pins

Elge Precision Machining, located in Reading, Pa, is the premier supplier of Stainless Steel Knurled Pins in the United States.Â-  We have 11 Davenport automatic screw machines which gives us unique capabilities in this industry.  Multi-Spindle screw machining is used to manufacture the pins to tight tolerances of ±0.001. Elge's knowledge of turning and knurling enables...

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Evana Automation Supplies Custom Screw Driving System to Prominent U.S. Construction Products Manufacturer

Evana's automated solution will reduce manual labor and increase quality assurance for aluminum fencing assembly process EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently delivered a custom screw driving system to a prominent U.S. construction...

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Klein® Tools Wins Five 2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Klein Tools, (http://www.kleintools.com) for professionals since 1857, announced five of its products won the 2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards. Pro Tools Review editors set out to determine which tools, accessories and fasteners were the best, most innovative tools for 2013. Over 40 manufacturers submitted entries in nine categories. The Klein Tools product winners include the MM500 Auto Ranging...

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Klein® Tools Introduces New Power Tool Accessories Line
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Klein® Tools Introduces New Power Tool Accessories Line

Klein quality and durability now available in your drill! (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools, (http://www.kleintools.com/) for professionals since 1857, announces a brand new line of accessories for power tools. The product line includes Multi-Bit Power Drivers, Power Nut Drivers, Power Conduit Reamers and Power Driver Bits for power tools. Made in the USA, these accessories are designed and...

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