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Fastriv® In Tape

Self-piercing rivet system pre-loaded on resin tapes for continuous installation.

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Fastriv® In Tape rivets allow dissimilar materials to be fastened improving automation possibilities and providing consistent, high joint strength, comparable to spot welds and other mechanical fastening methods. This self-piercing rivet technology offers fastening without piercing through the back substrate ensuring a fully sealed joint.

Fastriv® In Tape self pierce rivets (SPR) are supplied inserted in a resin tape to greatly improve speed and ease of installation in small to medium volume applications. Avdel® recommends Fastriv® In Tape when the capital investment in blow-fed SPR technology like the Portariv® is not economically viable.


Fastriv® In Tape (FIT) are available in mini-reels consisting of up to 900 parts per reel or on larger tape carrier spools which can hold up to 10,000 rivets per spool.  Mini-reels are typically used for lower volume manual applications where operators are installing fewer rivets per application or to exhibit greater control on the number of rivets installed per assembly. Large spools are typically loaded directly into automated robotic  assembly machines or used as a means of bulk supply to cut smaller sections of FIT for applications that require greater mobility and freedom to access difficult to reach areas.

Key features and benefits

  • Same outstanding performance of regular Fastriv®
  • Low cost means of containing the rivets and feeding them directly to the installation equipment
  • No loose parts, easy handling, storage and usability
  • Fully customisable packaging to suit application and tooling requirements
  • Multiple tape colours available for identification purposes to improve quality
  • Wide range of automation and manual tooling options available
  • Low capital investment
  • Installs with standard Avdel® SN1 GZ and SN2 portable SPR tooling
  • Capable of being installed with existing SPR tooling*

*Subject to IP of design, may require some modifications


  • Sizes: 3.2 mm, 4.8 mm, 5.3 mm
  • Materials: Steel & stainless steel
  • Headforms: Countersunk
  • Poke style: Chamfered and square
  • Customized lengths, diameters, tape and reel solutions on special request

Please note that optimal performance is dependent on material thickness and hardness. Testing is required to determine proper rivet selection and die configuration as well as tooling for specific applications. Please contact an Avdel application engineer for assistance.


>>> Fastriv® In Tape Flyer (UK version)

>>> Fastriv® In Tape Flyer (US version)


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 Fastriv
This will show you what surface finish options are possible to apply to our standard fastener types as "customer specials".

Installation Equipment

Fastriv® In Tape self-piercing rivets an be installed using the Avdel® SN1 GZ battery hand tool or Avdel® SN2 portable tool with hydraulic intensifier. Depending on the application requirements the tools can be equipped with different C-frame types.


SN1 GZ Battery Tool
SN 2 Hydraulic Unit
SN 2