InfraStake Best Practices
Please print this page and use it as a checklist.
Follow these best practices for successful integration of the InfraStake process.
|Center the InfraStake module (internal punch) over the boss for uniform heating and minimizing off-gassing.|
|Maintain (clean) reflective surfaces as needed to provide consistent staking results; do not change process parameters.|
|Implement power levels as needed.|
|Use factory supplied controller process sequence.|
|Set sufficient cooling air with dual-flow control capability.|
|Cushion the extend and retract motion of the tool plate at the end of stroke (clamping operation).|
|Illuminate (turn on) the lamp only after the InfraStake module is in the clamped position.|
|Do not adjust the factory-set InfraStake power supply voltage.|
|Use 16 gauge (minimum) electrical cables and minimize their length to prevent excessive voltage drop.|
|Clamp the parts together with the InfraStake module to achieve a tight staked joint; maximum force allowed for an individual module not to exceed 150 lbf.|
|Back up the InfraStake module during the staking process; minimum backup force is 25 lbf/staking point.|
|Use Z-axis compliance in multiple-point staking applications to achieve consistent, independent clamping at each staking point.|
|Filter incoming air to 0.01 microns and eliminate oil and water from all pneumatic lines.|
|Support the part directly under each/all staking points.|
|Fixture the part consistently to ensure the stake points are in the same location for every machine cycle.|
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