InfraStake Best Practices
  • 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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