In Booth D-45056, the FAS-NER SYSTEM® from AKH Inc. (Danville, IN) eliminates the need for spot welding and riveting with a self-piercing FAS-NER. This system is a simple punch and die operation that automatically feeds, punches, inserts and locks the self-piercing FAS-NER to produce a solid joint in one high-cycle operation. The FAS-NER joins similar or dissimilar metals and thicknesses. Systems range from a single hit machine to a completely automated turnkey system, including insertion into main production lines with the assistance of machine integrators. AKH customizes systems to solve many application obstacles and, with all applications being different, they have evolved their FAS-NERs around customer needs by producing different lengths, coatings, painting and newly designed units, such as the Double Headed FAS-NER that adds an external head to existing Headed FAS-NERS, making it excellent for thin-gauge applications.
AIDA-America’s 300-Ton Servo Press Increases Productivity at Graham Stamping
AIDA-America Corp. (Dayton, OH) provided Graham Stamping Co. (Hermitage, PA) with a 300-ton unitized frame servo press, the DSF-N2-3000 press.
Beckwood Delivers Hydraulic and Servo-Electric Presses to Supplier of Solid-State Batteries
Beckwood Press Co. (St. Louis, MO) has delivered a 500-ton, 4-post hydraulic press and a 50-ton servo-electric press to a U.S. manufacturer of solid-state batteries.
ATI Industrial Automation Acquired by Novanta
As of August 31, ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) was officially purchased by Novanta Inc. (Bedford, MA). Novanta provides laser systems, vision systems, and motion-control components to manufacturers of medical equipment and advanced industrial equipment.