From coil to a finished part 15 June 2022

Videx is offering open die cold heading lines for long parts, up to 1 inch, with the machines starting from coil and then straightening, cutting to length and turning, drilling or chamfering the end. The processed studs are then transferred to the cold header where they are headed on the opposite side, with optional thread rolling too.

Videx’s open die cold heading lines can be used for fasteners, rivets, weld studs, automotive parts, etc. For instance, when producing weld studs, the line performs the following operations: The machine pulls the wire from coil, straightens it and cuts to length; the straight bars are then chamfered, stamped and drilled in three separate stations; an aluminium flux ball is inserted and the result is inspected. The weld studs are then transferred to the cold header; the cold header grips the weld studs on the back side and heads them (two blow).

The finished parts finally accumulate in a bin or are transferred on a conveyor to the packaging section.

All lines from Videx Machine Engineering Ltd can be fully automated from coil, using either hot rolled, ribbed or cold drawn wire. The operators only have to load new coils and discharge the finished parts.

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Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

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