do they work?
A blind rivet consists
of two parts - the rivet body and, within it, the setting mandrel, as
shown in the accompanying drawing.
- The rivet
body is inserted in a hole in the materials to be joined.
- The tool
is actuated and the jaws of the power operated or manual POP rivetool
grip the mandrel of the rivet.
- The rivet
is set by pulling the mandrel head into the rivet body, expanding
it, and forming a strong, tight, reliable joint. At a predetermined
setting force, the mandrel breaks and falls away.
of POP Blind Rivets.
The ability to set
POP brand rivets without the need for access at the back of the work makes
their use mandatory in many instances. However, their many additional
advantages make POP brand rivets the logical choice in numerous applications
where the blind-setting feature is not of primary importance. Following
are some of these important POP brand rivet advantages compared with conventional
in Place Costs. Real or "in place" costs are often lower
than those of other fasteners because of their speed and ease of application.
Because POP brand rivets can be set in seconds. Literally.
Lightweight, Easily Portable Tools.
Manual or power tools are easy to take to the work place, reduce operator
fatigue, and minimize capital expenditure.
Reliable Fastenings, Independent of Operator Skill.
POP brand rivets don't torque out like threaded fasteners, wasting time
and material. Correct setting pressure is predetermined by the breaking
point designed into the mandrel. So you get uniformly strong, reliable
fastenings the first time - all the time.
brand rivets won't back out or vibrate loose and fall out like threaded
fasteners. You eliminate costly callbacks due to faulty fastenings.
Surface Marring. Setting tool won't slip and mar polished
or finely finished surfaces. No dents, dimpling, or wrench marks.
POP brand rivets hold securely in thin or thick, soft or hard materials,
ideal for dissimilar materials. First choice for plastics and other
easily damaged components.
Grip and Pull-Up Strengths.
A POP brand rivet draws parts together, even when a gap exists between
Ideal for public transportation and other public facilities where tampering
and vandalism are problems. Excellent for fastening limited-access panels;
authorized personnel with correct equipment easily drill out POP brand
rivets and replace in seconds.
Setting without need for access at back, minimum backup space requirements,
versatility, and neat appearance are just a few of the POP brand rivet
attributes that contribute to design flexibility and improve the quality
of the finished product.
Plate illustrates the full range of rivets that POP offers
to meet your fastening needs.