RIVSET®

Self-pierce riveting systems for perfect joints

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High-strength and reliability joining of materials

RIVSET® self-pierce riveting is a process for a high strength mechanical joining of similar or combinations of materials. Also several layers can be joined without problem.

Characteristics

C frames

The product range of RIVSET® self-pierce rivet systems include manual systems as well as systems for automated manufacturing, which are designed for different application ranges and adapt to varied manufacturing environments.

Benefits

  • Modular
  • Application-oriented
  • Line integrated

Technology

RIVSET®

Material layers are joined by a hardened semi-tubular rivet in a single step with no pre-drilling, little noise and no emissions, producing an interlocked friction joint. The rivet is designed to penetrate through the top material and is spread under the influence of a die positioned below the lower material. As this lower material is not pierced the resulting joint is localised and impervious to gas and liquid.

Systems

Modular and versatile

The system components Power Unit, Feed, Tool, Panel, Visualizion (X-tras) are flexible in there adjustment.
The required space is light- the mobile plugable control panel can also use in manufacturing cell.
The Refilling of Self-pierce rivets can also be managed outside the manufacturing cell.
Your application defines the System!

RIVSET® Portable

Self-piercing rivet hand device – small and universally applicable

  • RIVSET® Portable


    Properties

    • Processing tape-collated RIVSET® self-pierce rivets
    • Optimal accessibility to joint through small setting head
    • Choice of mains or battery operation
    • Easy handling
    • Adjustable setting forces
    • For rivet types with 3 mm and 5 mm diameters
    • Different C-frame shapes

     

    Application areas

    • Fixed-site production
    • Prototype construction
    • Finishing solution
    • Repairs
RIVSET® Classic

Compact and versatile self-pierce rivet system – The reliable basis

  • RIVSET® Classic

    Properties

    • Processing of tape-collated RIVSET® self-pierce rivets also for serial applications with high flexibility for rivet variants
    • A compact rivet guide and setting head for optimum access to the joint
    • Robust and durable mechanical model for long life of the components used on the setting head
    • Easy handling
    • Short rivet cycle times
    • Low space requirement through compact construction
    • Manually adjustable setting forces

     


    Application areas

    • Manual operation
    • Optional operation of the component or the setting tool
  • RIVSET® Classic power unit

    Power Unit

    Functions

    • United supply and controls
    • Transportable plug-in operating panel
    • Simple operation and parameterising
    • Functional reliability through separated control and monitoring functionality
    • Various start activators available

     


    Benefits

    • Compact
    • Fork lift suitable
  • RIVSET® Vario

    Tool

    Functions

    • Streamlined, enabling optimal accessibility
    • Optional mounting and consoles on request
    • Preserve rivet feeding

     


    Benefits

    • Customized Design
    • High creep resistance confirmed by FEM
  • RIVSET® Classic Feed

    Feed

    Functions

    • Various fitting heads for optimum accessibility to application point
    • Magazine self-piercing rivet feed on belt band for reliable rivet transport


    Benefits

    • Customized rivet spool
    • Versatile applicable
  • RIVSET® Classic

    X-tras

    • Safty Guard
    • Two-hand operating
    • Gyroscopic hanger
RIVSET® Vario

Modular and fully automatic – The adaptable solution

  • RIVSET® Vario

    Properties

    • Basic construction is the same for all process devices
    • Extendable or adaptable for specific applications
    • High flexibility through modularity
    • Compact construction of individual modules
    • Excellent use of space
    • Streamline
    • Wide variety of joining options
    • Process monitoring and visualization possible
    • Hydraulic drive
    • Option of tape-collated or loose rivet feed
    • Processing of two rivet lengths of one diameter on one or two setting tools
    • Application specific parameterization

     


    Application areas

    • Very broad spectrum of applications
    • Manual operation
    • Systems integration
    • Robot application
  • RIVSET® Vario power unit

    Power unit

    Functions

    • Compact basic construction of systems
    • Excellent use of space
    • Functional as a stand-alone device at every stage of construction
    • United supply and controls
    • Transportable plug-in operating panel
    • Simple operation and parameterising
    • Functional reliability through separated control and monitoring functionality
    • Various start activators available
    • Comprehensive operability across system
    • Force displacement monitoring

     


    Benefits

    • Compact
    • Extendable
    • Expandable
  • RIVSET® Vario

    Tool

    Functions

    • Individual, application and component-specific adjustment of the C-frame
    • Large selection of setting cylinders with various feed strokes
    • Streamlined, enabling optimal accessibility
    • Optional mounting and consoles on request
    • With optional axle balancing slits for robot applications

     


    Benefits

    • Application-specific
    • Optimised
    • Customer-oriented
  • RIVSET® Vario Feed

    Feed

    Functions

    • Various fitting heads for optimum accessibility to application point
    • Magazine self-piercing rivet feed on belt band for reliable rivet transport
    • Automatic rivet feed of loose self-piercing rivets via vertical push feeder with linear feed line for high availability with good operation
    • Integrated rivet check
    • Optional cabinet housing and consoles for setup of either one or two feed units as required
    • Optional rivet guide for use of two rivet lengths on one tool

     


    Benefits

    • Application-oriented
    • High availability
  • RIVSET® Vario

    X-tras

    Functions

    • Application-specific extensions
    • Integrated end window check
    • Optional process monitoring module
    • Expanded coverage of statistics and process curves
    • Option of internal or external storage of process curves
    • With different visualizations as required
    • Can be networked to the visualisation control station
    • Media docking possible
    • Optional connection to all common field bus media can be implemented using an additional communication component
    • Optional cladding curve control possible

     


    Benefits

    • Application-oriented
    • Flexible
    • Extendable
RIVSET® Gen²

Self-pierce riveting in its new generation – Modular, flexible, efficient!

  • RIVSET® Gen² Setting tool

    Properties

    • Modular construction of the components
    • Local control architecture for maximum configurations
    • Speed: Optimised process cycle of ≤ 1,5 seconds / rivet (depending on the setting tool)
    • Stable machine availability: Rivet length control with a precision of +/- 0,2 mm
    • Weight-optimised setting tools with max. 75 kN setting force at a robot load capacity of 80 kg
    • Multi visualisation of 1 – 5 system(s) with only one control panel
    • Optimised footprint
    • Adaptability to customised configurations
    • Low investment costs due to configuration management
  • RIVSET® Gen² Setting tool

    Setting tool

    Product features

    • Setting tool size optimised by reduction of the setting tool weight
    • Throat depth of C-frame up to 500 mm conventional and 750 with light frame design
    • Removable die dome
    • Media docking possible
    • Optimal centre of gravity
    • Better lifetime of hydraulic cylinder results in lower maintenance cost
  • RIVSET® Gen² Rivet feeding

    Rivet feeding

    Product features

    • Delivery rate 60 rivets / minute
    • Storage of approximately 15,000 rivets
    • Minimal maintenance requirement
    • Rivet pre-separation and length-measurement within a tolerance of +/- 0,2 mm available as an option
  • RIVSET® Gen² Böllhoff Control System (BCS)

    Böllhoff Control System (BCS)

    Product features

    • Local hardware configuration with central controlling of machine components by bus-system
    • „Embedded PC“ based control
    • Drive up to 3 rivet feeders (standard)
    • Open interface to diverse robot cutting sites (ProfiNet, Interbus etc.)
    • Manual control unit with complete visualisation of the process (plug & play)
    • Optional panel pc and operator instruction via touch screen
    • Multi visualisation of 1 – 5 system(s) by one control panel (optional)
  • RIVSET® Gen² Drive

    Drive

    Product features

    • Modular and compact hydraulic system
    • Suitable for setting forces up to 75 kN
    • Local valve block (on the setting tool)
    • Optimised cycle time of ≤ 1,5 seconds / rivet (depending on the setting tool)
    • Integrated measurement of oil temperature
    • Energy efficient valve drive
    • Switchable additional cooler
    • Reduced hydraulic hose connection

Handling

Our products are top of the class in their markets!

Collaboration with our customers leads to the development and application of consistent and reliable fastening solutions.

  • RIVSET® Portable

    Manual handling

    The RIVSET® Portable is guided to workpiece by operator.

  • RIVSET® – Manual assembly

    Manual handling of workpiece

    The workpiece is guided by operator to the stationary RIVSET® Classic.

  • RIVSET® – Automatic handling

    Automatic handling

    A robot guides the workpiece to the stationary RIVSET® Vario.

  • RIVSET® Classic

    Manual handling of self-pierce rivet system

    The operator guides the RIVSET® Classic hanging on a gyroscopic hanger to the workpiece.

  • RIVSET® Vario

    Automatic handling in production line

    A robot guides the RIVSET® Vario though the manufacturing cell.

Application

Qualified for your branch!

Our products are top of the class in their markets and we continue to offer the most appropriate joining method throughout all industrial sectors.
Collaboration with our customers leads to the development and application of consistent and reliable fastening solutions.

Innovative industries require innovative partners.

Sample applications for self-pierce rivet joints

  • Automotive industry

    Automotive industry

    Automated self-pierce rivet systems are used for all bodywork areas, assembly, interior and exterior.

    Industry solution
  • Door and gate construction

    Door and gate construction

    Manually controlled self-pierce rivet systems replace orginally projected spot-welding or blind rivet joinings.
    The zinc coat of the sheets is staying undamaged. High-strength and required optical characteristics can be realised.

  • White and brown goods

    White and brown goods

    Robotically operated systems and handtools complete other joining technologies like clinching or blind riveting.

  • Transportation and vehicle construction

    Transportation and vehicle construction

    Manually self-pierce rivet systems with process control realize different joinings and geometries.

  • Ladder and scaffold manufacturing

    Ladder and scaffold manufacturing

    Hand or robotically operated self-pierce rivet systems abridge cycle time and advance capacitance.

  • Air conditioning and power engineering

    Air conditioning and power engineering

    Huge workpiece demensions can be joined with hand or robotically operated self-pierce rivet systems.

    Industry solution
  • Electro technology

    Electro technology

    Semi automated self-pierce rivet systems optimize your operating cycles by replacing blind rivet technology.



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