StrongARM – Automatic Rivet Machine
This machine was developed for the commercial truck brake shoe relining industry. The previous Industry standard machine could only upset 2 rivets per cycle, with an operator responsible for accurately re-positioning the shoe for each successive row. This was very labor intensive and dangerous. Also, change overs between various rivet spacing’s were time consuming. Our machine changes over in seconds, automatically at the touch of a button. The StrongARM machine is a fully programmable servo-driven machine that automatically feeds and upsets 4 rivets per row, indexes and repeats. Subsequently, the machine operates at approx. 1/2 the cycle time and produces a superior assembly. In fact, 1 operator can actually operate 2 machines since finished parts are auto-unloaded out the back of the machine.