Oval-Loc® Clinching Joint Die Side
The BTM clinching system Oval-Loc® was created from the vision of combining all of the advantages of our popular Tog-L-Loc® round clinch joint with the rotation resistance of our Lance-N-Loc® sheet metal joining system.
Now you can assemble your sheet metal parts with even less cost using our innovative Oval-Loc® clinch tools which deliver the following advantages:
- Parts with limited overlap area and requiring a non-rotating connection can be joined using a single Oval-Loc® punch and die
- Oval-Loc® offers tool life similar to Tog-L-Loc®, is also leakproof, and keeps coatings intact.
- The non-round shape creates non- rotating rigidity and high strength with only one joint.
The Oval-Loc® process features the leak-proof and long tool life characteristics of a traditional Tog-L-Loc® joint, but also provides improved strength. It is characterised by its compact, space-saving design and offers an excellent alternative to the usual twin and multi-joint solutions.
As part of the GEO-Clinch® family, the Oval-Loc® is particularly suitable for the automotive industry, where several components are pre-fixed in GEO stations. With just one BTM Oval-Loc® Clinch, two components can be joined tightly, corrosion-proof, at the same time as possessing a high torsional resistance.
A typical Oval-Loc® joint may be created in a as little as one second. The process is very similar to Tog-L-Loc®: