Drive Head Details
Drive Head Type
Max Fastener Ø
Max Fastener Length
screw, set-screw, nut, bolt, pin, stud, rivet
Carlson Engineering automated screw driving machines are designed to work with a screwfeeder or step feeder, and assist in your assembly automation fastening process by advancing the screw or screws to your product, stopping above it, and then advancing the bit driving the screw or screws to torque or depth. Carlson automatic feed screwdriver systems can be fitted with almost any brand of screwdriver on the market today.
Below is a simple diagram that visually explains representative dimensions of our different automatic drive head families. Please note that dimensions may vary from application to application, and no two applications or drive heads are exactly alike. This chart should be used as a reference guide, not an engineering tool.
Every assembly is different. That’s why we’ve engineered adaptability into our single-spindle drive heads – so that no matter the application, we have a drive head that will work for you. Each type of drive head has different qualities which make it more suited for a particular style of fastener driving.
Type 1 drive heads include a dual-stage travel slide, with two travel strokes.
Primarily used for pick & place presenter applications or nut-running with a vacuum finder.
Type 3 drive heads are intended for driving pre-placed screws, nut running, and bottle-capping.
Type 4 drive heads have a single-stage travel slide – opposite of the Type 1 drive heads.
A drive head that is configured with a vacuum bit extend option, designed to work with a blow feeder.
A drive head that is configured with a magnetic bit extend option, designed to work with a blow feeder.
To find out whether or not your fastener can be fed using a traditional blow-feed vibratory screw feeder, use the formula below: