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Automated Pin Feeding & Pin Insertion

Automated Pin Feeding & Pin Insertion

Non-Screw Applications

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.

Pin feeding

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.

Error Proof Screw Feeders - Sorting Jet

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.

Error Proof Screw Feeders - Qualifying Track

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.

Error Proof Screw Feeders - Optic Sensor

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.

Products

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.

SKU: FXD-190
The XMod HD is one of our most heavy-duty drive head systems to-date – capable of driving large fasteners at up to 100 Nm of torque. This drive head excels at driving large fasteners for the automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, and truck & trailer manufacturing industries.
Details:
Torque
Torque Capacity
100-nm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
50-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
127-mm
SKU: FXD-176
A modularly designed & versatile servo-advanced automatic screwdriver head with dual-stage independent Jaw and Bit strokes that offers advanced control over the drive head’s movement.
Details:
Torque
Torque Capacity
25-nm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
19-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
76-mm
SKU: FXD-168
Our most light-weight multi-spindled drive head that can be fitted with up to 4 screwdriver tools at up to 100 Nm of torque, driving the fasteners to depth or to torque.
Details:
Torque
Torque Capacity
100-nm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
26-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
102-mm
SKU: HHD-189
A lightweight handheld automatic screwdriver built with operator comfort & safety in mind, designed to work with a screwfeeder or step feeder system. Shown without screwdriver tool attached.
Details:
Torque
Torque Capacity
20-nm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
19-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
76-mm
SKU: HHD-186
An ergonomically designed handheld automatic screwdriver designed for low-torque and high maneuverability handheld automatic screwdriving applications, which is intended for use with a tool stand.
Details:
Torque
Torque Capacity
9-nm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
11-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
38-mm
SKU: FXD-140
A heavily customized multi-spindle automatic screwdriver head that offers a high torque, and can be configured with up to 6 screwdriver spindles.
Details:
Torque
Torque Capacity
100-nm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
50-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
127-mm
Products

Automatic pin feeding systems.

Our feeders and presenters work with screws by default, but can be configured to feed pins.

SKU: S60-124
An electrically motorized 6″ (152mm) enclosed screw step feeder with a hopper suitable for feeding or presenting fasteners to a drive head or screw dispenser assembly.
Details:
Step Size
Step Size
152-mm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
19-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
76-mm
SKU: S120-105
An electrically motorized 12″ (305mm) step feeder screw presenter with a hopper suitable for presenting fasteners to an automatic screwdriving head.
Details:
Step Size
Step Size
305-mm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
50-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
127-mm
SKU: A24-134
A 24″ (610mm) diameter inline vibratory bowl screw presenter with a hopper suitable for presenting fasteners to an automatic screwdriving head.
Details:
Bowl
Bowl Size
610-mm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
26-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
102-mm
SKU: A24-110
A 24″ (610mm) diameter vibratory bowl automatic screwfeeder suitable for feeding fasteners to a drive head or screw dispenser assembly.
Details:
Bowl
Bowl Size
610-mm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
26-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
102-mm
SKU: A10-127
A 10″ (254mm) diameter inline vibratory bowl screw presenter suitable for presenting fasteners to an automatic screwdriving head.
Details:
Bowl
Bowl Size
254-mm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
11-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
38-mm
SKU: A10-103
A 10″ (254mm) diameter enclosed vibratory bowl automatic screwfeeder suitable for feeding fasteners to a drive head or screw dispenser assembly.
Details:
Bowl
Bowl Size
254-mm
Head Diameter
Max Fastener Ø
11-mm
Screw Length
Max Fastener Length
38-mm