SoftMount™ Clinch Press

The SoftMount™ Clinch Press solutions are pre-engineered, supplied complete, and tested with 3D models and documentation for easy integration. These configured products save design, build, and commissioning time, as well as floor space.

Improve uptime for fastener installation in robotic automation cells.

The SoftMount™ Clnch Press is a robust solution for automated fastener installation, and capable of being integrated into CenterLine’s High Speed Fastener Solution™ (HSFS) robotic production cells.

This system is available in two configurations:

  • Inverted Feed Process (IFP) – For nut applications
  • Standard Feed Process (SFP) – For nut and stud applications

The SoftMount™ Clinch Press uses compact, compliant tooling that allows the press to mechanically fine adjust its position to a stamped hole. The tooling’s ability to float ensures that the press produces consistent and concentric fastener installation.


  • Floating tooling adjusts itself to the hole in the stamping eliminating nuisance faults from the stamping getting hung up on the clinch pin.
  • No need to use 2/4-way locators to locate stampings.
  • Presses are configurable across a wide range of tonnage from 4-70 tons.
  • All presses are equipped with VeriFast™ IA Fastener Detection for quality monitoring (resolution 0.02 mm) and clinch set down.
  • Uses the industry standard OHMA™ cylinder with a soft-touch, non-shock approach to the workpiece and a 0.25-0.50” high force work stroke.
  • Advance and working strokes of the OHMA™ cylinder are adjustable with regulators.
  • IFP configuration utilizes CenterLine’s Quick Fastener Placement (QFP) unit to bury the fastener load time, decreasing cycle time.
  • The SFP configuration utilizes a spear feeder for fastener loading.
  • An LPT is used to measure actuator travel.
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