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Automation Equipment for Self-Piercing Rivets

Portariv® Pierce Riveting Equipment

The Portariv® pierce riveting equipment consists of three modular assemblies: power pack and control system, head assembly and feed assembly. Two modular standard systems are available: a high-volume system which can be equipped with a process monitoring system, and a medium-volume system that combines performance with compact design.

The installation systems are adapted to specific production processes – from operator-actuated systems to automated assembly lines. Riveting modules and lower dies of the head assembly can be engineered into different configurations to accommodate difficult accessibility conditions or to assemble large or awkwardly-shaped components.

Due to their short cycle times, these systems provide a very efficient working process, reducing assembly times to a minimum. They are especially cost-effective for medium- and large-volume production.

  • Cycle times between 2.0 and 5.0 seconds under normal operating conditions, dependent on feed tube length and cylinder stroke
  • Hand-actuated or robot-mounted systems available
  • Flexible integration into existing production lines
  • Multi-head and other custom modules available
  • Vibratory bowl feed system and proprietary pneumatic components ensure reliable feeding
  • Increase of productivity
  • Ensures a quality joint
  • Can be equipped with a process monitoring system to record each rivet placement in real time
Medium-volume system
High volume system
Stationary C-frame
C-frame for difficult to access area e. g. wheel house
Manual-actuated C-frame on gimbal mounting allows to rotate 360°
Foot-pedal activated

Assembly Applications

Please see examples of some assembly systems we carried out together with our customers.

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