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Rivscrew® PL

Speed fastening® for plastic assembly requirements.

Overview

The Avdel Rivscrew® PL is a Speed Fastening® solution for plastic assembly requirements.

Designed specifically for plastic assembly, the Rivscrew PL fasteners are threaded, removable fasteners that combine the speed of rivet placement with the benefits of being able to remove and re-fasten. The rivets can be installed up to six times faster than screw and nut assemblies. The Rivscrew PL rivet can be removed with a standard hexagonal key up to five times with very little reduction in performance.

Please explore our Rivscrew® PL e-Brochure:

Key features and benefits

  • One-sided installation. Eases assembly.
  • Designed on the principle of placement by expansion. High pull-out resistance and no risk of stripping and debris during placing.
  • Use in a wide range of thermoplastics. Increased number of applications and rationalization of part numbers.
  • No torque control to be applied. No risks of thread strip-out during installation.
  • Vibration resistant.
  • Flexible. Accommodates variations in material thickness. No resetting for different joints.
  • Wide grip range. Enables the replacement of several different screws.
  • Quick installation with standard equipment. Reduced production and maintenance costs.
  • Wide choice of installation systems. Increased productivity, efficient introduction into the production process and lower in-place costs.

Wide range of plastics

The Rivscrew® PL fastener features a special thread designed for a wide range of plastics with a flexural modulus between 340,000 and 1,400,000 p.s.i. (2000 to 10000 N/mm2).

Ideal applications

  • Automotive Electronics

    • Power steering, ABS, heating control, injection computer
    • Plastic trim, bumper covers, lighting

  • Electronics

    • Domestic appliances, power supplies, chassis, printers

  • General Industrial

    • Power tools, toys, plastic enclosures

Specifications

  • Range: Diameter 3.0 - 3.5 - 4.0 - 4.5 mm For thickness from 2.8 to 11.8 mm
  • Material: Low carbon steel to BS3111 Type O SAE 1008 DIN 1654 QSt 34-3
  • Finish: Zinc-plated (Chrome VI free) and clear passivated to achieve 120 hours resistance to red corrosion (ASTM B117)
Rivscrew® PL
Material Headform Series
Steel Dome Rivscrew® PL 1742

 

 >>> POP Avdel Speed Fastening Systems catalog (3 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 Speed Fastening Systems
.
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 speed 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:
>>> Speed Fasteners - Customised Designs

Installation Equipment

The tables below show the range of Avdel® handtools and installation equipment which can be used to place Rivscrew® PL fasteners. For further information on specific nose equipment, please contact your local Avdel® representative.

Complementary Information

>>> Rivscrew & Rivscrew PL flyer

Installation Equipment
To select the suitable combination of Avlug nose equipment, mandrel and follower spring to equip the installation tool please refer to the respective >>> Tool manuals

Alternative Products

Grovit®
Developed for blind hole applications in wood, plastics, fibreglass and aluminium with the flexibility to also be used in harder substrates.