Part holding structure

Flexible Part Holding

The flexible part holding structure designed for the E7000 squeeze riveter gives us the ability to fixture 20 different parts in one set of headers. This is made possible by a set of indexing boards that are capable of sliding to many different positions and adapting to support an array of curvatures. Parts are held in place by a primary, a secondary, and two intermediate indexing boards.

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Multi Panel Part Holding Example

Multi Panel Example

Sliding index form boards adjust to many panel shapes

View of sliding index

Sliding Form Board

Indexes slide to muliple locations to support different curvatures

Form Board Primary Sliding Index

Sliding Index

Sliding Indexes move to contact surface allowing different index locations for each panel

Form Board Intermediate

Sliding Form Board

Retracting Sliding index

Retracting Sliding index

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