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The DTI 5000 automatic fastening inline screwdriver systems are available in several different configurations, including standard, rigid, retracting barrel and counterbore tip designs. These machines are custom designed for vertical applications with the nose piece jaws fitting the customer’s part. The inline screwdriver assemblies can be designed for a wide range of applications and fastener types including screws, bolts, nuts, pins, or nails. The standard screw feeder system cycles quickly delivering screws in less than one second in many applications. The rigid units maintain contact between the bit and the fastener in order to locate the screw in predrilled or misaligned holes. The retracting barrel feature is offered in both rigid and non-rigid designs. This system retracts the barrel fully when the driver starts, so that the driver components do not contact the work surface when the screw is driven. The counterbore tip designs are ideal for screws located in counterbored or recessed holes. These drivers can accommodate various counterbore hole depths as well.
The DTI 5000 inline systems are offered with an auto shut-off clutch to maintain the correct fastener torque while reducing operator fatigue due to torque reaction. These systems are also available in a drive-to-depth configuration, where the fastener is driven to a specific depth rather than a set torque value. Many applications benefit from this feature, as the depth can be controlled rather than relying on the operator to stop the driver at the correct fastener depth.
The DTI 5000 inline screwdriving units are designed with a rugged PLC controller that controls the feed mechanism and bowl, as well as various features on the screwdriver. The PLC features user adjustable settings for the feed blow time, bowl run time, barrel retract and extend time, and driver shut-off time in drive-to-depth applications. These settings allow the customer freedom to tailor the driver performance to their exact application, rather than relying on a “one setting fits all” approach like our competitors. The driver assemblies are designed for ease of maintenance as well. Our patent feed mechanism has only one moving part and is the simplest machine to operate in the industry. Most systems have a ROI of six months or less.