InfraStake Best Practices

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Follow these best practices for successful integration of the InfraStake process.
CheckboxCenter the InfraStake module (internal punch) over the boss for uniform heating and minimizing off-gassing.
CheckboxMaintain (clean) reflective surfaces as needed to provide consistent staking results; do not change process parameters.
CheckboxImplement power levels as needed.
CheckboxUse factory supplied controller process sequence.
CheckboxSet sufficient cooling air with dual-flow control capability.
CheckboxCushion the extend and retract motion of the tool plate at the end of stroke (clamping operation).
CheckboxIlluminate (turn on) the lamp only after the InfraStake module is in the clamped position.
CheckboxDo not adjust the factory-set InfraStake power supply voltage.
CheckboxUse 16 gauge (minimum) electrical cables and minimize their length to prevent excessive voltage drop.
CheckboxClamp the parts together with the InfraStake module to achieve a tight staked joint; maximum force allowed for an individual module not to exceed 150 lbf.
CheckboxBack up the InfraStake module during the staking process; minimum backup force is 25 lbf/staking point.
CheckboxUse Z-axis compliance in multiple-point staking applications to achieve consistent, independent clamping at each staking point.
CheckboxFilter incoming air to 0.01 microns and eliminate oil and water from all pneumatic lines.
CheckboxSupport the part directly under each/all staking points.
CheckboxFixture the part consistently to ensure the stake points are in the same location for every machine cycle.