Welding studs and RIV1066 02 August 2013

Rivit Srl, based in Bologna, Italy, is confident that it is a leader in the production and distribution of fastening systems and tools for assembly and sheet metal working.

Established in 1973, Rivit’s forty years of experience has enabled it to develop a wide range of products including: blind rivets, rivet nuts, self-clinching nuts, welding studs, blind bolts, latches, cage nuts, spring clips, as well as the related tools for their installation.

The welding studs are fastening systems that are used on plates and shims to create threads. Thanks to the welding studs the outer surface on which the application has been performed remains smooth to safeguard aesthetics.

The application is very easy and does not require accessibility from both sides of the sheet, as the products can be blind placed.

The studs can be welded onto plates of the same material. Users can choose among threaded studs, internal thread tapped studs, 1 or 2 contact fastons and insulation nails, which are available in steel, AISI304 stainless steel, aluminium and brass.

For the installation of the welding studs, Rivit recommends the use of the RIV1066 - a capacitor discharge studwelding tool for studs up to M8. Rivit points out that being completely electronic it is not subject to any kind of wear and it automatically stabilises the variations of the line voltage.

The gun which comes with the tool works according to the contact welding system - the centering of the studs can be done following an outline, by means of a centering template.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.