Multicyl’s patented self-adjusting stroke with a fast advance and smooth hydraulic finish is ideal for the metal clinching operation. Many combinations of metal can be joined including mild steel, galvanized, pre-painted or pre-coated stock, aluminium, and stainless steel. The clinching process needs no additional parts such as rivets and is effective without special preparation of the parts to be fastened. Companies in the HVAC, automotive, office furniture, and appliance industries have switched to this proven fastening technology offered by Multicyl.
An added benefit is that our MultiLoc systems bring the ease and practicality of the unitized tooling concept to metal joining applications. The punch and die can be easily changed to accommodate different materials and the tooling can even be completely changed so that a MultiLoc station can be converted into a hole punching station in just minutes.
For larger parts several MultiLoc units may be positioned for gang clinching. The compact holder width permits close centres for multiple clinches.
Adding automation to the concept can make an efficient high volume production MultiLoc machine. See the picture below of an automated MultiLoc machine used by a company in the furniture industry to make frames out of roll formed components. The machine includes four custom clinching stations, an automated parts feeder, and programmable adjustment to accept a full range of standard part sizes. Sensors were used to assure that all parts were in the proper position before the machine would cycle.
Standard MuliLoc components can be engineered into automated high volume production machines. Text Box: Standard MuliLoc components can be engineered into automated high volume production machines.