INJECTED METAL ASSEMBLY PROCESS
The capacity of the FisherTech Injected Metal Assembly process has been increased 10-fold with the launch of the AM 51 system. A maximum shot volume of up to 500 g is said to allow for forming and joining of much larger component assemblies and end terminations. New design features, such as a stationary operating head, shot control and a two-stage melt pot, provide options for advanced automation up to full robotic operation.
IMA technology uses molten zinc alloy to die cast a component while it is simultaneously joined to other components in an assembly, or to form and join an end termination directly onto a wire, cable, rod or shaft. Pneumatic injection is said to increase operating capability by 50% for greater productivity, reduced operating costs and improved die cast integrity.