The fastener is as important when automating as the automation equipment itself. Choosing the right fastener may prevent exorbitant machine and fixture costs, decrease set-up and cycle times, as well as reduce the manufacturing cost of the components.
One of the biggest motivators for companies who choose automatic fastening over manual fastening is increasing productivity and reducing costs. Unfortunately, many don’t realize the impact the fastener has on achieving these goals. Not all fasteners are easy to orient, feed, or install.