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Standard Heads and Special Machines
Orbitform’s standard powerheads are ideally suited for companies who wish to do their own integration of the Orbital forming process. The power head comes ready to mount to your frame or we also offer these frames and columns which allow vertical adjustment of the head. Pneumatic power heads are available from 600# up to 12,700#.
Standard Engineering Products

Orbitform is the industry leader in the process of orbital forming. Orbital forming is a method of fastening where a rivet tenon or material post or tubular form is extended through another layer of material or component and using an orbiting tool and force, the material is formed into a head form securing the assembly.The process is known for requiring significantly less force than press staking and with little or no shank swell. The process is ideal for hinging joints and joints with high pull and peel strength requirements. Orbitform offers modular heads only for customers interested in integrating or Benchtop, Pedistal standard machines or custom turnkey special Orbital Riveting machines. Machines can be pneumatic feed, hydraulic feed or servo feed and with force capacities from 600-38,500 lbs

Orbitform Servo Head
Orbitform has recently released a new design Orbital riveter which offers significantly better control and process tuning. The Orbitform servo riveter comes in several different size capacities heads or bench machines and uses the servo capability to rivet multiple different heights within a single component and fine-tune the riveting process to a much higher level. The servo riveter is also ideally suited to applications where generating a specific hinge effort is desirable. This can be done by measuring hinge effort while forming to target a torque to turn tolerance.
Impact Riveting

Impact riveting is an assembly process that uses force to permanently fasten two surfaces together about Orbitform is the industry leader in the process of Impact Riveting. Impact Riveting is a method of fastening where a rivet hangs by the rivet head and is fed into a set of tooling jaws.

The riveter has a tooling punch that extends very rapidly under high force and strips the rivet out of the jaws and displaces a spring pin which is used to align the holes in layers of material. The Rivet shank travels through the components following the spring-loaded pin and using a roll set forming die on the underside the rivet is rolled into an eyelet form.

There are also higher capacity machines capable of forming solid rivets rather than semi-tubular rivets. Impact riveting is a very popular process for riveting material together in joints where there is no motion allowed. The high impact nature of the process swells the shank of the rivet filling the holes in the layers of materials. Its an ideal process for high sheer load joints and high rpm rotating joints. Orbitform offers a complete line of standard capacity machines with forming capacities as small as .09” up to .437” of solid rivet material. The machines can be benchtop or pedestal standard machine designs and Orbitform will also design and build custom turnkey Impact Riveting machines.

Orbitform is the industry leader in the process of orbital forming. Orbital forming is a method of fastening where a rivet tenon or material post or tubular form is extended through another layer of material or component and using an orbiting tool and force, the material is formed into a head form securing the assembly. The process is known for requiring significantly less force than press staking and with little or no shank swell. The process is ideal for hinging joints and joints with high pull and peel strength requirements. Orbitform offers modular heads only for customers interested in integrating or Benchtop, Pedistal standard machines or custom turnkey special Orbital Riveting machines. Machines can be pneumatic feed, hydraulic feed or servo feed and with force capacities from 600-38,500 lbs

The roller forming process is rapidly gaining popularity as a replacement for snap rings, crimping and for secondary or additional axial retention after pressing.
Roller forming is a method of fastening and cold forming material for assembly retention. The process uses a standard Orbital machine with roller die tooling. There are 3 different types of roller forming process. A Radius Roller die is used for applications where thinner wall tubular forms are curled over at the end of the tube form to retainthe contents inside. A Flat Roller die approach is used when retaining components in a counter bored machined pocket of a casting or housing. Articulating Roller forming involves feeding die rollers into and against an OD or outward against an ID and using a ribbed die roller, a groove is created flowing material into areas behind for retention. Orbitform is the primary manufacturer for the process of roller forming, machines can be simple powerheads with the rollerform tooling, bench machines, stand alone complete machines and with any level of automation.

Orbitform’s Hot Upset process uses heat and pressure to form hardened rivets and parts, providing greater hole-fill, increased push-out force, high torque, and an overall tighter joint. With this process, you can actually form a round fastener into a square hole. The Hot Upset process is ideal for creating head forms with material that is very hard and would crack if cold formed
Orbitform is the only assembly equipment manufacturer to apply Hot Upset technology as an assembly process. Hot upset machines are usually very part specific so its most typical that Orbitform will provide a complete station or machine for this process.
Orbitform has experience building their process machines with all different levels of automation. Orbitform is happy to supply bench machines and powerheads to companies who wish to do their own integration. If the level of difficulty and risk with the application is high or the resources available are low and you wish to have the process expert build an entire station or machine with any level of automation we are happy to provide the solution as well.
Impact riveting is an assembly process that uses force to permanently fasten two surfaces together about Orbitform is the industry leader in the process of Impact Riveting. Impact Riveting is a method of fastening where a rivet hangs by the rivet head and is fed into a set of tooling jaws.
The riveter has a tooling punch that extends very rapidly under high force and strips the rivet out of the jaws and displaces a spring pin which is used to align the holes in layers of material. The Rivet shank travels through the components following the spring-loaded pin and using a roll set forming die on the underside the rivet is rolled into an eyelet form.
There are also higher capacity machines capable of forming solid rivets rather than semi-tubular rivets. Impact riveting is a very popular process for riveting material together in joints where there is no motion allowed. The high impact nature of the process swells the shank of the rivet filling the holes in the layers of materials. Its an ideal process for high sheer load joints and high rpm rotating joints. Orbitform offers a complete line of standard capacity machines with forming capacities as small as .09” up to .437” of solid rivet material. The machines can be benchtop or pedestal standard machine designs and Orbitform will also design and build custom turnkey Impact Riveting machines.

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