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.
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.
A rivet is punctured through a material stack-up into lower form tooling, to fasten and secure the materials together.
These riveting machines are designed to set two rivets simultaneously on very close centers.
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.