Rivit meets different market needs with stainless steel 24 January 2020

Specialising in the production and distribution of fastening systems, Rivit Srl is able to offer a comprehensive range of products to satisfy the most demanding customers.

To meet the needs of a variety of sectors such as boating, electronics and transport, Rivit has been developing various types of stainless steel fasteners, such as the Lockriv, Multigripriv, and sealed rivets.

The Lockriv’s main feature is the body deformation by compression, which creates a large blind side bearing area against the rear sheet, assuring a wide tolerance with the hole diameter, as well as high shear and tensile strength. Rivit points out that this makes the rivet ideal for applications on fibreglass.

The Multigripriv, with a sole rivet length, enables users to grip to various thicknesses. The particular shape of the mandrel and of the body, during the deformation by compression, creates a large blind side bearing area against the rear sheet, assuring complete hole filling.

The sealed rivets are characterised by a sealed end instead of the standard open hole and are suitable for containers or boxes to prevent the leaking or penetration of fluids.

The rivet nuts allow users to create threads on predrilled sheets, even when they cannot reach the back side of the sheet itself. Using the rivet nuts does not cause any damage on the surface treatments.

“Within our range, we wish to highlight our ITC-Z stainless steel rivet nuts, open splined cylindrical body, dome head; and our IRC-Z stainless steel rivet nuts, open splined cylindrical body, reduced head,” states Rivit. “Also available, are Jackriv rivet nuts, in AISI 316 stainless steel, M6 – M8, which are designed to provide maximum clamping action over a wide range of material thicknesses, creating female threads where there is no access to the blind side.”

The special Jackriv geometry, when deforming, creates a large blind side bearing area, which ensures integrity of the parts to be assembled, especially on plastics and composites. During installation, the body is compressed to form a star; which makes the Jackriv highly resistant to sharing stress and vibration, but also easy to apply.

Ideal fields of application for these rivet nuts are composites and plastics, such as display panels, sandwich sections, household appliances, containers buses and caravan panelling, and internal parts of ships.

The installation tools are also available for all blind rivet and rivet nut lines from Rivit.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.