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The Clinchlok joint is formed when the upper tooling squeezes the two ply of material joined between the punch and die. The amount of squeeze is very important to the strength of the clinchlok joint and to the life expectancy of the punch and die. Note that the die is of a very special design that allows the Clinchlok to ''mushroom''. The punch is also a special design and unlike a normal punch the edge of the punch is not sharp, but is rounded. This is known as the punch tip radius. Neither the punch or die can be sharpened.
If different thicknesses are to be joined, the best results occur when the thicker material is on the upper (punch) side of the two ply. The thicker material should not be more than twice the thickness of the
hinner material. The combined thickness of the two ply should not exceed the combined maximum thickness recommended for the die. Other materials can be joined with the SURELOK II as long as they are not harder than commercial quality mild steel. In most cases both ply should be of the same hardness. If a different hardness is used for each ply (not recommended) the harder material should be on the upper (punch side) if possible.
ASTRACLINCH is a company operating world-wide and devoted exclusively to tools and equipment for clinching and related technologies for fastener-less assembly, based on 30 years of experience from this area.
ASTRACLINCH will continue developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling the product lines previously handled by its predecessors, most recently in Renens/Lausanne, Switzerland. Additionally, new tools and improved equipment will be offered. As long-term commitment to customer satisfaction is a cornerstone in ASTRACLINCH's activities, uninterrupted supply of original spare and wear parts for units previously sold will be guaranteed.This means that whenever you need a Red Challenger, an Alligator, a Compact, a Viper, a Power, a Mega or a Kombi and spare and wear parts to these machines, ASTRACLINCH and its authorized partners will be there to assist you for the years to come.
Clinching is a modern method for fastener-less assembly. It has been proven in virtually all industrial sectors, from automotive and appliances to HVAC and general industry. Clinching as a method is truly green, in other words environmentally sound, and at the same time offering advantages by being ergonomic for its operators and economically attractive
Zero carbon burden. In clinching a rivet-like joint is produced from the overlapping material sheets and profiles. The clinch joint can be rectangular or round. As no added fasteners are involved in clinching, a clinching tool typically replaces more than one million screws, pins or rivets per year, which means that the carbon emissions from the fabrication of 5-10 tons of fasteners can be avoided.
TAGGER - stitchfolding tool
The legendary TAGGER stitchfolding family
Light-weight clinching tools
Light-weight clinching tools include the well-known product lines of
• Red Challenger
Heavy-duty clinching tools
Heavy-duty clinching tools include the well-proven product lines of:
Equipment for line builders and integrators
Workheads from the light-weight tools as well as the heavy-duty clinching tools are often part of production lines and stand-alone work cells. Additionally the Kombi line has been especially designed for line builders and integrators