Clinching Nut

At Tec-Option, we often think that we offer a service, rather than a product. Our flexible weld machine systems are designed to fit each of our customer’s requirements with a modular, interchangeable, and efficient weld center. In addition to our modular weld systems, we also offer other applications.

We can add a clinching nut process to our standard weld machine if required. We have designed and built several flexible systems that incorporate a self-clinching nut within other weld applications, such as a weld stud or nut. Some of the advantages of using them are:

  • Providing strong threads in thin metal (.008/.20mm)
  • Provide high pushout and torque qualities
  • No special hole prep is required
  • The opposite side of the metal remains flush
  • Low installation cost

Self-clinching nuts are installed by placing them in properly sized holes in sheets and applying a squeezing force to the head of the nut.

They are used chiefly where good pullout and torque loads are required in sheet metal that is too thin to provide secure fastening by any other method. Their compact design and low profile also provide for a neat appearance.

 

 

Tec-Option's Tec-FLEX™ Equipment

At Tec-Option, we often think that we offer a service rather than a product, since our flexible value added process systems supply our customers with modular, interchangeable, efficient solutions. In addition to our innovative, modular Tec-Flex system, we also offer robotic and automated systems, and versatile solutions for welding.

  • Tec-FLEX™ Systems
  • Nut & Stud Welding
  • Spot Welding
  • Hot Up-Set Welding
  • Robotic Systems
  • Engineering Support

Tec-FLEX™ Systems

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Designed to do it all, the Tec-Flex machine has all our design features incorporated into one versatile, flexible system – With NO ADDITIONAL skills Required.

 

 

Tec-FLEX™ Flexible Solutions

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Nut & Stud Welding

fastener welding

Tec-Option’s Tec-Flex system provides a versatile fastener welding solution for nuts and studs at affordable prices. Not only will you enjoy a faster return on investment as compared with a single point fastener welder, but you will also amortize your investment over multiple projects.

 

Tec-FLEX™ Nut & Stud Welding

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Spot Welding

spot welding

Tec-Option’s Tec-Flex system provides a modular spot welding system that is the perfect solution for your nut, stud and spot welding needs. The advantages include flexible quick-change tooling, multiple spot welding and combination fastener/spot welding, all in a compact footprint.

 

Tec-FLEX™ Spot Welding

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Hot Up-Set Welding

hot upset welding

Heat it up and expect it to stay in place… guaranteed! This process takes the place of spin riveting and is proven to hold. Count on Tec-FLEX™ to make this process efficient – With NO ADDITIONAL labor costs.

 

 

Hot Up-Set Welding

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Robotic Systems

MIG welding

Tec-Option’s Tec-Flex system provides a flexible solution for robotic welding and assembly automation needs. Its advantages include quick-change tooling, robot part handling and transfer, robot resistance welding, and MIG welding. Our interchangeable spot welding machines are ideal for more complex welding applications.

Tec-FLEX™ Robotic Systems

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Engineering Support

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Tec-Option offers a variety of engineering and support services on all our products, whether you chose us to provide equipment for automated resistance welding, a flexible MIG welding machine, or a flexible assembly system.

 

Engineering Support

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Since 2001, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. has consistently encouraged their suppliers to review the Tec-Option modular assembly system as a possible source of manufacturing equipment. While Honda has no direct control over who their suppliers choose, getting a recommendation shows that Honda sees the value of the flexible, modular system that Tec-Option provides.
Encouraged to Review by Honda of America Mfg., Inc.- CEO
Best Quality Machine we have In-House.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Congratulations to Tec-Option! This is the first machine we've ever purchased that was delivered on time.
Honda Supplier, OH- Continuous Improvement Manager
. . . excellent support and knowledge of the machine and functions. Tec-Option has built a benchmark for all future expansion of our welding department. . . look forward to the continued business and support of Tec-Option in the near future.
Tier 2 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
. . . love the execution of the machine. Modularity and quick-change features are great.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, NA- Senior VP/Advanced Technology
Thanks for the timelines. I've been very pleased with these updates throughout the project.
Exhaust Manufacturer, NA & MX- Project Engineer
. . . firmly believe my boss can see the advantages of Tec-Option's equipment and how we would benefit from both a production and throughput standpoint.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Changeovers are very easy to do and only require a few minutes.
Tier 1 Frame Supplier, KY- Production Supervisor