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Q Rivet

Structural breakstem fasteners with an internal interference lock and a weatherproof feature.

Overview

The Avdel Q Rivet structural breakstem fastener has a high shear and tensile strength. The Q Rivet features an interference lock improving strength. It also has a weatherproof feature and is available in stainless steel for high corrosion resistance.

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Key features and benefits

  • Interference lock formed by a splined stem provides powerful locking strength and hole filling.
  • Weatherproof fastener because the splined stem plugs the entire length of the shell.
  • High shear and tensile strength.
  • All stainless steel option for high corrosion resistance and applications requiring elevated temperatures.
  • Interference lock formed by a splined stem
  • Spreads the tail bearing/clamp load on the rear sheet
  • Ideal for thin sheet materials
  • Provides strong, vibration resistant joints
  • No damage, electrical problems or rattling due to loose stems

Assembly materials

Q Rivet can be used to fasten:

  • Metal to metal
  • Metal to plastic
  • Thin rear sheet

Assembly applications

  • Automotive
  • Warehouse racking
  • Ladders
  • Building industries
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Domestic appliances
  • Heating and ventilation

Specifications

  • Sizes: 3.2 mm to 6.4 mm (1/8" to ¼")
  • Materials: Aluminium alloy, steel and stainless steel
  • Headform: Protruding, large flange and countersunk
Q Rivet - Series
Material Headform Series

 

Steel

Protruding

Q Rivet SSPQ 

120° CountersunkQ Rivet SSCQ
Large FlangeQ Rivet SSLQ

 

Aluminium

Protruding Q Rivet AAPQ
Large flangeQ Rivet AALQ
CountersunkQ Rivet AACQ

Aluminium Body

Steel Stem

ProtrudingQ Rivet BSPQ
Large FlangeQ Rivet BSLQ
120° CountersunkQ Rivet BSCQ

 

Stainless Steel

ProtrudingQ Rivet CCPQ
120° CountersunkQ Rivet CCCQ

 

>>> POP Avdel Breakstem Systems Catalog (7 MB)

 

Surface finish options

If you are looking for other surface finish options than shown in the above datasheets please download our
>>> Surface Finishes and Fastener Matrix for Breakstem Systems
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This will show you what surface finish options are possible to apply to our standard fastener types as "customer specials".
 
Customised Designs

We can design and manufacture breakstem fasteners with a wide variety of forms and finishes to meet your unique assembly requirements. Please refer to this page to find examples of our customised capabilities:
>>> Breakstem Fasteners & Sealing Plugs - Customised Designs

Installation Equipment

The links below show the range of Avdel handtools and installation equipment which can be used to place Q Rivet fasteners. 
  

Tool Selection
Follow this link to find the tools suitable for your breakstem fastener:
>>> Placing Capablity Genesis® nG Tools


Nose Equipment Selection

Follow this link to find the correct nose equipment for your breakstem fastener:

>>> Nose Equipment Genesis® nG Tools


For further information on specific nose equipment, please contact your local Avdel® representative or use our tool manuals:
>>> Tool Manuals

Alternative Products

Stavex®
Multi-grip, high strength steel and stainless steel breakstem fasteners.

Complementary Information

Genesis® nG1, nG2, nG3 & nG4
New high performance, lightweight hydro-pneumatic handtools for breakstem rivets.