The FlexiArm has been designed for the rapid cold installation of the Tappex Trisert, Trisert-3 and Foamsert in high volumes.
The installation machine is a pneumatic screwdriver on a pantograph arm mechanism. The screwdriver can be specified with automatic or manual reverse torque-clutch control, with different RPM, depending on the size of the insert and the receiving material.
Its size allows it to be installed alongside the respective moulding machine, so that inserts can be fitted during the waiting time of a typical mould cycle. It is available with one, two or three arms to suit most multi-task assembly requirements. A range of production drivers is available to provide an accurate method of installing the inserts at various heights and positions in the moulding.
Rapid installation tray can be used for easier installation of certain M2-M6 inserts.
For installation of self-tapping inserts in low-volume when investment to FlexiArm device is not paying, Tappex hand tools are recommended to use.
The series 031 hand tools are suitable for installation of Trisert, Trisert-3 and Foamsert from M2.5 to M10 size threaded inserts.
For harder grades of thermoplastic, press fitting of Tappex Multisert and Microbarb needs to be assisted by either heating the insert to prevent the plastic becoming stressed which can lead to cracking over time, particularly in thin sections or in long thin bosses.
Tappex Heat Inserter has rugged construction and a variable feed-back temperature control to suit virtually all grades of thermoplastic and also a speed control to prevent the operator overriding the correct insertion cycle time. An indicator light illuminates as soon as the insert is fully installed.
It has an output of 400w and comes complete with three interchangeable heat tips, for different sizes but other heat tips are available to order.
In case you are interested in Tappex installation equipments or tools for your Tappex inserts, please, contact us.