Two of the four stake heads.
Staking End Effector
Closeup of staking end effector.
All four stake heads
Built as part of the Elite Handle Line, the Heat Staking Cell stakes four handles at a time. The cell uses thermal staking to compress a boss and secure a ferrite into the base of the handle.
Each staking head consists of a thermal tool mounted onto a pneuamtic drive. The drives are fitted with precision dash pots to control the compression speed, a critical factor in achieving consistent staking results.