How It Works
A typical Tog-L-Loc joint is created in under a second and features three basic steps as shown in this cross section diagram:
- (Clamps): A punch side stripper clamps the metals to be joined.
- (Draws): Once the metals have been clamped by the stripper, a punch draws a section of the metals into a die.
- (Locks): A Tog-L-Loc die has moving blades which expand, allowing the metals to flow into a strong interlock. The end result is a vibration resistant, leakproof joint which was created without the use of external fasteners.
Where It Is Used
Tog-L-Loc clinching is relied upon and trusted by industries around the world manufacturing a diverse range of products. From pre-painted microwave housings to delicate solar collectors, automotive hoods, heat shields, ductwork, garage doors, small electrical components, and even steel frame housing. Tog-L-Loc has become a trusted name in sheet metal joining.