Blind Tacking Rivet Reduces Human Touch Time
Cherry Tack MaxCherry Aerospace is helping drive the commercial aerospace production rate ramp-up by integrating its new blind tacking rivet product, the Cherry TackMaxÂ® into automated production systems. The TackMaxÂ® allows the structure to be prepared for permanent fastener installation much faster than previous methods, and reduces human touch time by over 50%. With the anti-rotation features of the product, a manufacturer is able to remove the temporary fastener without damaging the structure, and can also reduce the installation process from four procedures to two simplified steps.
The TackMaxÂ® has been optimized for automation by providing a high contrast red colored sleeve and tight tolerances on concentricity to the installation hole â€“ allowing the head of the fastener to be a coordinate mark for vision systems.
As a benefit to existing customers, Cherry Aerospace has engineered this new product to adhere to the â€œCherry One Tool Concept,â€ allowing installation to be carried out using Cherryâ€™s existing single action installation tools, with no change in nose-piece required for most tooling configurations.
Headquartered in Southern California, Cherry Aerospace, A PCC Company, designs and manufactures a wide range of fastening systems for the aerospace industry. The Cherry brand dates back to 1940 when the Cherry Rivet Company designed easily-installed blind fasteners.
For more information on Cherry Aerospace and the TackMaxÂ® fastener â€“ visit www.cherryaerospace.com.
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