Automated Pin Feeding & Pin Insertion
Carlson pin insertion and pin feeding automation systems are top of the line solutions for assembly lines across the globe.
Why use one of our automatic pin inserters or pin feeders in your process?
Because we engineer our automatic pin insertion and pin feeding systems to streamline production processes by increasing production volume while decreasing overhead.
Carlson Engineering pin feeding systems are engineered to prevent errors and jams from occuring along the escapement track.
Because you don't have time to sit around and wait for jams to be fixed.
With our years of experience in engineering custom pin feeding system solutions for manufacturers across a wide range of industries, we have developed a simple, 3-step process that virtually eliminates pin jams along the track – meaning your assembly process doesn’t have to get slowed down.
Step 1: Sorting Air Jet
The first step in our 3-step fastener verification is our Non-Adjustable Sorting Air jet – a highly pressurized stream of air that ejects misaligned pins from the track - our first line of defense.
Step 2: Qualifying Track Cover:
The second step is a Non-Adjustable Bowl Track Qualifying Cover, which prevents misaligned pins from passing underneath its clearance and moving down the escapement track in the first place.
Step 3: Optic Sensor
When the optic sensor notices that the escapement is full of pins, the step feeder's pin elevator will stop lifting pins to the track. This prevents back pressure and jams in the feeder tray.
Carlson Engineering pin insertion systems.
All of our automatic drive heads can be configured to insert pins instead of drive screws.
Below, you will find examples of our top Handheld automatic pin insertion models, fixtured pin insertion models, multi-spindle pin insertion models, and our CoBot-compatible pin insertion end effectors.