Our 2020H & 2020HHD Thermal Assembly Systems have all of the features of our 2020 Adjustable machines, plus a PLC. This allows our customers the ability to add further automation to this machine. Part present sensors, a full down sensor and a pressure transducer may all be added to validate part consistency. These stand-alone pneumatically-operated, bench top systems develop 120 pounds of down force and are ideal for smaller inserts or stakes up to 1/4″. The 2020HD (Heavy Duty) has 500 pounds of down force and can do several stakes or inserts up to 3/8″.

You can easily add our Pneumatic Rotary or Slide Table. Simply plug the 14-pin connector that comes with it into the machine base. The PLC will automatically recognize it – no reconfiguration required.

Both models come with the added benefit of easy head height adjustment (from 4″ to 16″). The head has a pair of column clamp handles and a counter balance spring which make the head both light and easy to move. Simply loosen the clamps and move the head up or down as desired.

For a complete turn-key solution, let us design and build the tooling for your specific application. All that is required is a PDF of your part drawings, a solid model, and production parts to be assembled. Before we ship your machine, we will run up to 50 assemblies and submit them for your approval. Your machine will be validated with all of the settings for that particular assembly.  When you receive your machine with tooling mounted, just plug it into a 120v outlet and supply your shop air. Once the machine is at temperature, you can start to run parts.

We have a complete precision tool room to build your fixtures and other tooling for any work holding or assembly process.

2020H heat staking assembly system with PLC
2020H thermal press machine (heat staking) with PLC and rotary table
TBY077H Two Zone with Rotary Table


  • Blanchard ground cast aluminum machine base with 3/8-16 fixture mounting holes
  • Adjustable head height
  • Adjustable mechanical stop for accurate tool adjustment
  • Dual ram speed for decreased cycle time
  • Digital readout, dwell timer for repeatable process control
  • Thermal probe with built-in thermocouple
  • 3″ x 4″ platen for upper tooling
  • 80-999 degree F. operating range +/-2 degree accuracy
  • Microprocessor-based PID temperature controller with digital display of set point and process value
  • Illuminated Emergency Stop button
  • Non-asbestos insulator
  • Flow controls for adjustable stroke speeds
  • Air filter/regulator
  • Dual, anti-tiedown, no-touch ergonomic actuation
  • Adjustable shock absorber for controlling tooling advance
  • Durable Powder Coated finish on all sheet metal surfaces
  • Ability to do multiple stakes and thread inserts on the 2020HD

Custom Options (Quoted Upon Request)

  • Part holding nest and upper tooling for a complete turn key assembly system
  • Modular units without base for automation applications see TBY092
  • Full Down Sensor – allows an operator to input a +/- value in the PLC to ensure the head was at full extension.  The machine will not cycle if it is out of range, and the operator must acknowledge.

Pressure Transducer – allows an operator to input a +/- value in the PLC to ensure that the system pressure is in range or the machine will not cycle.

Pneumatic Rotary Table TBY107

Pneumatic Slide Table TBY026

Manual Rotary Table TBY115

Manual Slide Table TBY072

Post cooling system

Part Hold Down Plungers

One additional zone


TBY077H – Adjustable 2020 Unit with Probe

TBY079H – Adjustable 2020HD Unit with Probe


  • Power requirements: 110 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Current draw @ full rated output: 5 amps
  • Pneumatic requirements: Clean, dry air @ 100 psig
  • Maximum Force: 120 lbs. @ 100 psig
  • Maximum Force: 500 lbs. @ 100 psig for the 2020HD
  • Stroke length: 4″ (10.16 cm)
  • Weight: 72 lbs.