Fastriv® makes connections in Holland

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 September 2000




(2000), "Fastriv® makes connections in Holland", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 3.



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Fastriv® makes connections in Holland

Fastriv® makes connections in Holland

Keywords: Rivets, Fasteners

Fastriv® self-pierce rivets from Aylesbury Automation are proving to be a huge success with buyers in Holland who see immediate benefits in this new fastener system technology (see Plate 9).

Gerard Dijkers of Elceestaal, Aylesbury Automation's distributor in Holland, explains:

Buyers in many varying industries see quickly how the Fastriv® system can solve a production problem for them. The technology of self-pierce rivets is becoming better known and more widely used in Europe.

Fastriv® first became known in Holland through its application in industrial doors. The self-pierce rivets provide a strong join between up to three dissimilar materials, including light-weight materials such as aluminium or plastic, joined to mild steel through to high-strength steel, a process unsuited to welding technology.

Plate 9Fastriv® rivet setting robot with remote hydraulic power pack and fastener blow feed system from Aylesbury Automation

The Fastriv® option also gives greater choice of materials to the industrial designer and provides a fastening solution which enables new creative designs to become reality.

Gerard Dijkers explains:

Fastriv® works well, gives added strength to the connection, is water-tight and does not corrode. We see major potential for this fastening as customers learn more about its beneficial characteristics.

Applications in Holland now include use of Fastriv® in assembly of brackets for hanging curtains on lorry trailers, rail assemblies for industrial doors, poultry feeding installations and air-conditioning applications.

Further information on the Fastriv® self-pierce riveting system can be obtained from: the Sales Department, Fastriv® Division at Aylesbury Automation. Tel: 01296 314300 or Fax: 01296 482424 and from the Sales Department, Elceestaal b.v. Tel: 078 654 47 77; Fax: 078 654 47 33.

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