Engagement length control in high performance screwdrivers
Industrial screwing in automated production systems is carried out by automatic screwdrivers. Apart from the torque, the engagement length is the most important criterion for the quality of the screwing operation. Generally, the engagement length, i.e. the screw-in depth, is determined with the aid of a mechanical end-stop or by using a limit switch. Consequently, once set, the engagement length cannot be changed during the production process. The inductive potentiometric displacement sensors in the VIP Series provide decisive advantages in this application. The continuous measurement of the engagement length from 0 to 70 mm enables screwing operations with various depths to be carried out at the same station.