Insert Installation Technology

Flexible, versatile solutions for post-molded Insert installation into thermoplastic and thermoset plastics.

Our machines are the ideal foundation for stand-alone systems and enhanced assembly systems provided by SPIROL.

Optional equipment and features include:

  • Pick and place systems
  • Rotary and linear part indexing
  • Part and Insert presence sensing
  • Torque monitoring for Self-Tapping Insert installation

Our standardized, time-tested, modular designs are robust, reliable and easily adjustable — allowing simple customization to meet the specific needs of your application.

We specialize in custom application-specific part holding devices. Fixturing – holding your components accurately and firmly during insertion – is a critical element to the performance of your assembly equipment.

Manual Insert Drivers require that the Insert be manually loaded into the part or the machine. The operator then completes the installation by pulling the arbor press lever.

Semi-Automatic Insert Drivers require that the Insert be manually loaded into the part. The pneumatic action of the machine, coupled with an adjustable timer, completes the installation of the Insert when actuated.

Automatic Insert Drivers are completely self-contained. The Insert is oriented in a vibratory feeder and fed to a shuttle mechanism that positions the Iinsert directly underneath the insertion quill. The shuttle is mounted on a retracting mechanism that positions the exit bushing as close to the part as possible for insertion yet out of the way for loading and unloading.

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Model HM Manual Heat Insert Driver
Designed to install virtually any type of Heat/Ultrasonic Style Insert. As much as 75% of an Insert’s performance is the direct result of how well it was installed. Therefore, in order to maximize performance, all of the factors that impact installation must be carefully controlled. SPIROL’s Model HM Manual Insert Driver has been designed to eliminate the dependency on the operator to control these factors. The result is nearly perfect flow of the plastic for optimal retention and performance.

The Model HM manual Insert Driver is simple to operate and easily adjustable. The Model HM installs Inserts ranging in size from M2 - M4 metric threads and #2 - 1/4 unified threads, and the simple up-down adjustment of the machine makes it easy to accommodate various sized components.
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Model HP Pneumatic Heat Insert Driver
The SPIROL Model HP Pneumatic Heat Insert Driver provides an accurate and consistent method to install virtually any type of Heat/Ultrasonic Style Insert into thermoplastic assemblies. As much as 75% of an Insert’s performance is the direct result of how well it was installed. Therefore, in order to maximize performance, all of the factors that impact installation must be carefully controlled. SPIROL’s Model HP Pneumatic Heat Insert Driver has been designed to eliminate the dependency on the operator to control the factors of time, temperature and pressure to ensure nearly perfect flow of the plastic for optimal retention and performance.

The Model HP is equipped with an easily adjustable temperature setting with Hi-Low temperature lockout for optimal melt and flow of plastic. This pneumatically driven machine has a pressure regulator and flow controls to precisely control the insertion force and speed. The Model HP installs Inserts ranging in size from M2 – M8 metric threads and #2 – 3/8 unified threads. The machine can be easily configured to accommodate a variety of applications and the heat tips are easily interchangeable to accommodate various sized Inserts.
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Model HA Automatic Heat Insert Driver
The SPIROL Model HA Automatic Heat Insert Driver provides an accurate and consistent method to install virtually any type of Heat/Ultrasonic Style Insert into thermoplastic assemblies. With this exceptionally versatile machine, the operator does not need to physically touch the Insert during the entire installation process. SPIROL’s Model HA Automatic Heat Insert Driver has been designed to eliminate the dependency on the operator to control the factors of time, temperature and pressure to ensure nearly perfect flow of the plastic for optimal retention and performance.

The Model HA installs Inserts ranging in size from M2 – M8 metric threads and #2 – 3/8 unified threads. The machine can be configured to accommodate a variety of applications and the heat tips are easily interchangeable to accommodate various sized Inserts.
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Model PH Platen-Style Multi-Tip Heat Insert Driver
The SPIROL Model PH Platen-Style Heat Insert Driver provides an accurate and consistent method to simultaneously install multiple Inserts or Compression Limiters at multiple elevations. Simultaneous installation dramatically increases productivity and simplifies the number of manufacturing steps to complete an assembly. Additionally, the platen head and fixture can be easily changed to accommodate quick change-over to different assemblies associated with new production runs.

This machine can be used to install 12 Inserts into 1 assembly, or a fewer number of Inserts into a larger number of assemblies – as long as the total combination does not exceed 12 Inserts.

Additional Information

Learn about the advantages of Heat vs. Ultrasonic Installation of Threaded Inserts into Plastic Assemblies.

Review SPIROL Application Stories to see how our engineers make critical recommendations for the fastener and installation method for the best quality and overall cost savings of a customers assembly.

One example is how SPIROL provided the total assembly solution consisting of both the Threaded Insert and a Model PH Platen-Style Heat Insertion System to resolve installation issues and decrease assembly time by 600%!

Contact us for complimentary technical assistance for your Threaded Insert Installation application.

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