BTM Automation says that its V-LOC system for joining aluminium sheet can provide assured, long lasting joint integrity whilst using a non-penetrating method
As a clinching process, V—LOC is hole-free, something that might hold appeal for machine designers in the food industry, where the absence of holes it can help prevent the build up of any unwanted contaminants. BTM says that because the method of joining is also fume-free and welding-free, it helps make workplaces cleaner too.
The V-LOC method of clinching from BTM is said to deliver a ‘just riveted’ look, something achieved by using a raised central punch surrounded by a sunken concentric outer perimeter: when the material is joined, it gives the visual appearance of having been riveted.
V-LOC joints are leakproof and each clinched joint is completed in less than a single second, the process lends itself well to tight production schedules.