Haeger (haeger.com) has prided itself on manufacturing fastener insertion machines and providing customer service for more than 25 years by offering a complete line of machines that insert various fasteners, including rivets, grommets, screws, studs, anchors, pins, blind nuts, bottom feed sticks and other fastening hardware.
Haeger argues its machines are excellent tools in the battle to help U.S. firms compete globally by improving quality, increasing productivity and keeping companies competitive through the use of its high tech equipment and its superior customer service.
“These machines allow the insertion of up to four different fasteners in a single handling of a part. The Technology offers the single most significant boost to hardware insertion productivity since the introduction of automatic tooling systems,” Haeger said on its website. Haeger’s U.S. headquarters is in Oakedale, Ca., and its European headquarters is in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands. Its Asian headquarters is located in Shanghai, PRC.
In addition to its “off the shelf” insertion machines, it also sells special made-to-order insertion machines that Haeger builds to customer requirements.
Haeger insertion machines come in a wide range of sizes and capabilities, including the 824 OT-4e OneTouch 4e XYZ-R that can insert up to 2,000 parts per hour with a full range of force, from 225 pounds up to 20,000 pounds. Haeger uses accuracy and maintenance processes to keep its machines performing at peak accuracy and capacity.
Haeger is a subsidiary of the Phillips Corp. which calls itself a global supplier of manufacturing technology products and services, typically focused on CND machine tools and additive manufacturing.
Haeger is part of the Phillips Performance Assurance (PA) program, which helps prevent equipment failure or work slowdowns through scheduled maintenance and preventive replacement of worn machine parts.
“The PA ensures that the machine tool is optimized to meet original factory specifications thus improving the efficiency, reliability, and continued accuracy,” Phillip’s website reports. “Phillips Corporation is offering our Comprehensive Calibration Analysis (CCA) program, which analyzes machine performance and brings the tolerances and repeatability back to factory specifications. This program results in higher part quality and lower maintenance costs. In addition, our CCA supports external tracking requirements required by certifications.”
Phillips Corp. certifications include ISO, QS and ASME B5.54. These quality certifications give customers a level of confidence the company’s insertion machines can repeatedly insert the same part to exact specifications in part after part. The ASME certification is aimed specifically at improving CNC precision.