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Impact Riveting

What is Impact Riveting?

Impact riveting is an assembly process that uses force to permanently fasten two surfaces together. There is a variety of rivet and material possibilities, including solid or semi-tubular rivets. The advantage of impact riveting is the cycle time is fast and the assembly operation is simple. Orbitform has been the manufacturer of Milford machines since 2004.

Impact Riveting

With impact riveting, the rivet or fastener is automatically fed and inserted through holes in selected parts (shank leading) into lower tooling. Then the rivet or fastener is formed to a desired head form on the tenon end, joining and securing components together.

Impact Staking: Material is cut and peeled away from the substrate to form over the part it is retaining.

Self-Pierce Impact

A rivet is punctured through a material stack-up into lower form tooling, to fasten and secure the materials together.

Fixed Center Impact Riveters

These riveting machines are designed to set two rivets simultaneously on very close centers.

Jaw Lowering Safety Device

This new Jaw Lowering Safety Device solves the clearance challenges posed by typical impact riveting safety devices by using the already present jaws to check for clearance. This design allows the jaws to act as the safety probe prior to the machine actuating and the driver installing the rivet.

De-Riveting Machines

De-riveting machines are designed to automatically remove rivets from a permanently assembled joint without damaging the components. This process is quick and efficient making it ideal for repairing or refurbishing assembled parts. Paired with the Safety Probe, this innovative duo ensures optimal safety and control, suitable for various industries and applications.

Details about this new process can be found in our latest blog article, Introducing Orbitforms De-Riveter.

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