Riveting.

Riveting means joining two parts by rivets. There are many types of rivet: tubular, semi-tubular, solid, self-piercing… different materials: steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel…and different riveting technologies.

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The main advantages of the riveting

Possibility of joining different materials

Rivets join different materials: plastic to steel for example, painted or coated material, composite and even more. You can join more than two parts at a time.

Guaranteed resistance

Mechanical joining and consequently resistance is guaranteed, it’s constant and easy to assess

No fumes and sparks

The riveting process is ecological, free of fumes, sparks, vapours, oils and so on…

P-INDUSTRY is highly specialized in the design and production of riveting machines and automated riveting systems, addressing the needs of companies all over the world operating in the sheet metal transformation segmet. Each riveting system is designed and manufactured according to the specific needs of the customer.

Thanks to its riveting application experience, P-INDUSTRY has reached a high degree of competence and now offers solutions for all the segments (such as automotive and aerospace) requiring innovation, flexibility, reliability and control of process.

The P-INDUSTRY riveting solutions work for any rivet type, shape and material: solid, self-piercing, tubular, pop etc.

Example of applications:

  • Automotive
  • White goods components
  • Ultralight aircraft
  • Agriculture
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Thanks to the ability to produce “tailor-made” riveting pliers for solid rivets (nails), in addition to the standard ones, capable of solving different production needs,P-INDUSTRY has earned a position of international importance in this particular sector of application.

The experience in choosing the right steels, advanced design tools, and the deep knowledge of the riveting process, allow P-INDUSTRY to produce riveting guns that can be installed on robots or operated manually. This guarantees full customer satisfaction.

Example of application:

  • Chassis of industrial vehicles
  • Cross-members
  • Industrial fans
Manual riveting guns
Riveting guns installed on a robot

P-INDUSTRY is a specialized company able to provide turnkey systems, capable of automatically assembling different components; in particular, items that have riveting within their assembly process.

P-INDUSTRY is able to create riveting stations within fully automatic production lines. In these cases the traceability of the process, the guarantee of the riveting quality, 100% of the product control etc. are features that P-INDUSTRY offers within its systems to meet the needs of segments such as automotive, household appliances and aerospace.

Application sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Walls and panels of vans
  • Components of appliances
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Road signs and panels
  • Assembly lines
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P-INDUSTRY suggests an original way to fix threaded inserts onto sheet metal components.

The technique comes from its riveting application experience. The insert is fixed to the part by pressure and by traction on the thread.

This approach is really efficient and productive when the insert must be placed in an automated assembly line or a robotised cell.

The clear advantage is the speed of the cycle. With this method P-INDUSTRY is able to achieve perfect fixing of the insert, ensuring mechanical seal together with precision of thread positioning.

Application segments:

  • Automotive
  • White goods
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical appliances
  • Assembly lines
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The blind rivet is the most common rivet on the market, thanks to its wide range of applications and to the affordable price and easiness of use of the manual riveting tools.

This fact would suggest that also the automation of this type of rivets is simple and inexpensive. This is not true because an automated riveting system must provide reliability standards much higher than the common manual tools: in the automated rivets loading, in riveting, in the mandrel/spindle removing, in the full control of the riveting process and more.

The benefits of this solution are:

Cycle time of 3 seconds: separating the rivet loading phase from the riveting phase has decreased cycle time of 30%.

Mechanical removing of the mandrel/spindle: this solution has been implemented to guarantee 100% reliability; furthermore, the mechanical expulsion does not require air suction inside the riveting tool, reducing the dust inside the tool and the need to stop the machine for cleaning.

Compatibility with all the rivets materials and types: the solutions are designed to work with any type, dimension and material of blind rivets.

Riveting cycle control: P-INDUSTRY systems are able to keep all the single phases of the cycle under control, alerting any anomaly on the operator panel.

Process control: where required, it is possible to have a traceability of the complete riveting process, by saving all the process parameters for each cycle: riveting force, riveting stroke, rivet conformity.

Integrability: thanks to the PLC cycle management software and to the HMI device, the unit is supplied fully functional and able to communicate with the PLC of the machine or the robot via common communication protocols..

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