Cordless freedom for blind rivet nut applications 19 July 2021

STANLEY Engineered Fastening has introduced the NB08PT-18, which it states can meet the high demands for a cordless blind rivet nut tool that delivers rapid, high volume placement capabilities, from a mobile package, whilst eradicating the constraints, limits, as well as hazards of a compressed air line.

NB08PT-18 has been designed with the needs of the user at its focus. Its lightweight, cordless design allows for greater mobility, user comfort and ease of access across a range of applications, whilst also eliminating the hazards associated with trailing compressed air lines. Its compact, ergonomic design and in-built LED light also work to offer greater operator function across tight, enclosed or hard to reach applications.

With the capability to install up to 900 (M6 steel) blind rivet nuts on a single charged DeWalt 2.0Ah battery, as well as the fast charging times and cross tool benefits that come with a battery powered solution, the NB08PT-18 offers operators unparalleled productivity while cutting unnecessary downtime.

Quality fastening is the main key performance indicator for most industrial manufacturers and as such the NB08PT-18 contains a wide range of quality control measures to ensure repeatable, reliable assemblies with every application. The easy to use touchscreen control panel allows operators to quickly switch between ‘pull to force’ or ‘pull to stroke’ settings to ensure premium performance across a wider range of applications and plate thicknesses.

An onboard poke-yoke and cycle counter display ensures fewer quality issues across all applications and reduces the likelihood of incorrectly installed or missing fastenings, which can often lead to expensive reworks or possible product recall. The touchscreen controls are also password protected to mitigate the risk of introducing unnecessary quality issues; as well as advanced connectivity to allow operators to easily download application data from every job.

STANLEY Engineered Fastening points out: “In addition to complete mobility and increased quality assurance, the NB08PT-18 boasts several performance enhancing capabilities designed to reduce wasted downtime and boost operator output. The tool incorporates a push start function that allows the operator to rapidly mount blind rivet nuts onto the mandrel and reduce wasted handling time between fastenings. This feature, combined with tool-less, quickchange nose housing and pull to force or pull to stroke capabilities, ensures we can ultimately offer operators a single cordless blind rivet nut tool of supreme adaptability – capable of delivering multiple applications across a wide range of differing plate thicknesses. 

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.

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