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ITC K-Series "Knee" Style Automatic Fastening Machine

K-Series (Knee) Style Automatic Fastening Machine

Model ITC-K-Series "Knee" Riveter

ITC Aerospace Division designed and built the K-Series "Knee" Automatic Fastening Machine which is the most versatile drill and rivet machine ever manufactured. The unique knee design allows the fastening of leading edges, high curvature parts and ducts as well as flat panels. The narrow extended ram can reach inside of many parts and, therefore allows automatic fastening in areas that can not be fastened using "C" frame machines.

It is equipped with automatic fastener grip length selection and lower tooling turntable. The upset cycle applies upset forces up to 20,000 pounds. The machine installs up to 1/4" diameter monel rivets and is capable of two piece interference fastener installation. It features highly repeatable bucktail height control which is adjustable from the operator control panel.

Standard Features

Programmable Logic Controller

Upset Force 20,000 Pounds

70 Inch Throat Depth

Capable of Drilling Aluminum, Steel, and Titanium Alloys

G200 Tooling Capability

Maximum Cycle Time 4.0 Seconds Clamp to Unclamp

Machine Cycle Counter

Set Up, Tool Change, and Run Modes

Missing Rivet and Broken Drill Detector

Chip Blowers

Drill Spindle to Accept Acura Flex Collets

Three Position Head (Drill/Countersink, Sealant, Rivet)

Capable of Installing Universal, Flush Head, and Modified Universal Head Rivets

Countersink Adjustment Range 1.0 Inch

Drill Speed Adjustable from 200 to 6000 RPM

Variable Drill Feed Adjustable from 2 to 96 IPM

Adjustable Clamp Force From 50 to 750 Pounds

120 VAC Duplex Outlets

Countersink Selection in 0.0005 Increments

Maximum Stack Thickness .500 Inches

Work Height Approximately 73.69 Inches

One Set Of Upper Tooling for -5 Fasteners

Documentation on Electronic Media Format


30 Inch Deep Drop/Daylight Opening

Deep Pocket 1-7/8

Automatic Grip Sensing

Laser Spot Locator

Upper and Lower Video Camera Systems

Automatic Lubrication System

Automatic Vibratory Bowl Feed System Capable of Feeding up to four (4) Machines

EFD Sealant Dispenser and Controller

Monel Fastener Capability

Soft-touch Operators Station/With Help Feature Mounted on a Multi-Link Moveable Arm

Retractable and Resilient Pressure Foot Bracket

Rivet Clear System

Vortex Chiller with Pulse Timer

Interference Fit Capability

Vacuum Chip & Debris Collector

For more information, contact:

Herb Cupp
Director Sales / Service


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