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Blind Rivets are multi-piece rivet assemblies, capable of being installed from one side of the workpiece. Traditionally, blind rivets were used on aircraft leading edges, trailing edges, and close out areas which are limited to access to one side of the structure.  Current blind rivet usage has expanded to many additional areas of the aircraft and other mass producing industries in an effort to decrease labor expense and to address the ergonomic issues of solid riveting.

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Advantages of "Blind"  POP Rivets
The ability to set POP 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 rivets the logical choice in numerous applications where the blind rivet setting feature is not of primary importance, such as:

  • Low in-place costs
  • Fast assembly
  • Low-cost, lightweight, easily portable tools
  • Vibration-proof assembly
  • No surface marring
  • Exceptional versatility
  • High grip and pull-up strengths
  • Tamperproof
  • Increased design flexibility
How They Work
A blind POP rivet consist of two parts: the rivet body and, within the setting mandrel. As shown in the accompanying illustration :
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The POP 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.

Types of POP® Rivets

 There are three basic rivet types & head styles available for general use.

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Open End
Wide POP rivet range. Providing strong, low cost fastenings, open-end rivets are ideal for a wide variety of applications.

Closed End
Where fastenings have to be water or pressure tight, and 100% mandrel head retention is required.

Soft Set
Soft-Set POP Rivets incorporate a body and mandrel of special aluminum alloys.

MultiGrip
Wide grip range, ideal for use in inconsistent holes, reduced rivet inventory.

HR Rivet
High Retention Rivets for Metal and Plastic-to-Metal Applications POP

UltraGrip
Provide superior holding power over other high strength rivets.

T-Rivet
Designed for structural and similar high strength applications.

LSR (Load Spreading Rivet) POP Rivets
Rivet Designed especially for plastics and other brittle or soft materials

Easy Entry
Easy Entry Rivets line up odd shaped or misaligned holes in multiple sheets of material to make production easier and faster.

Grooved Rivet
Designed to set within a hole in fibrous materials such as wood. When the rivet sets, the body shortens and the fibres of the material are grasped between the closed grooves.

Peel Type Rivets
suitable for joining plastics, rubber, wood, GRP and laminates. POP

Type of Riveting Tools

POPProSet® 1600/MCS
The ProSet® 1600 is the smallest and lightest of the POP® blind rivet tool family. The ProSet® 1600 is designed to facilitate blind rivet installation in applications with limited access. An optional Mandrel Collection System (MCS) version is available.

PRG/MCS 510A
This simple, effective pneumatic tool is small, lightweight and has a solid cast aluminum construction. An optional Mandrel Collection System (MCS) version is also available. The PRG/MCS 511A offers an extended nose housing (1-7/8" larger then 510A) for extra reach and improved access.

PRG/MCS 540
The heavy-duty, pneumatichydraulic 540 is extremely strong and robust as a result of the solid cast construction. As such, it is unbeatable for efficient riveting on mass-production lines. It comes standard as a
PRG version. An optional Mandrel Collection System (MCS) version is also available.

PRT/MCS 5400
Offering a number of options to meet customer requirements, the 5400 family members are all capable of setting the entire range of POP® blind rivets. The 5400 features light trigger action, ease of handling and an air line attached at the tool centerline for less resistance to operator movement. The Long Stroke version, PRT/MCS 5400 LS, provides a stroke of 26mm for setting longer and more specialized rivets.POP

ProSet® 2100/MCS
The newest innovation in blind riveting is the ProSet® family of rivet tools. The ProSet® provides leading industry enhancements, such as its patent-pending Auto Shut-Off Mandrel Collection System (MCS) designed to conserve air consumption when the tool is not in use. While incorporating the latest in ergonomic design, the patentpending front end requires no tools for removal during routine maintenance and is a first in the industry. The ProSet® 2101 offers a reduced nose housing diameter (0.689”) for narrow access applications.
The ProSet® tool is capable of setting rivets from 1/8”-3/16”.

POPPRT/MCS 5250A
The 5250A In-Line Riveter offers a range of features contributing to new standards in operator comfort and ease of movement. This style of setting tool accommodates the natural movements associated with vertical
riveting operations at assembly benches or work stations. The 5251A offers a reduced nose housing diameter for limited access applications. The MCS model is equipped with a large capacity remote mandrel collection
container (MCS5000).

POPMCS 5800
Ideal for site and maintenance work, the cordless 12 Volt MCS 5800 also expands options on the production
line allowing blind rivets to be installed at assembly stations where there is no convenient available air supply. Designed and constructed to withstand industrial conditions, the MCS 5800 is easy to use, well balanced and comfortable. The high-capcity, rechargeable battery pack has the endurance to set up to 1900 rivets and can be recharged in just an hour.

Rivet Presenter
The Rivet Presenter (RP) provides the ability to automatically load rivets into a hand-held POP® rivet tool equipped with a Mandrel Collection System (MCS). This system feeds up to 30 rivets/min. without an operator handling the rivets, The RP is equipped for 1/8”, 5/16” & 3/16” rivets. The Remote Rivet Presenter
(RRP) is designed for use in either semi-automatic or fully robotic riveting applications. Equipped with an umbilical, it creates the flexibility to feed rivets, up to 1⁄4”, from 30 ft. away. Used with all POP power tools.POP


Point & Set®
A portable, self-contained, high speed riveting system designed to dramatically improve productivity in most high-volume blind riveting applications. Rivets are automatically delivered and loaded into the tool - on demand; the operator need never touch the rivets. Multiple configurations are available with either Pistol Grip or In-line and Umbilical packages from 6-12 feet. The system is capable of feeding/setting 1/8" - 3/16" standard off-the-shelf POP® pull stem blind rivets.

SmartSet®
This rivet monitoring device is designed to ensure your blind rivets have been properly set in your application. SmartSet confirms that the right rivet is being used, that each hole has a fastener installed and monitors the correct rivet setting sequence. The built-in sensor provides read-outs during the setting cycle and records all of the variables. Once SmartSet has learned the settings, you receive either a GO or NO GO result. The instant feedback does not rely upon operator skill. SmartSet is real time technology that will store, download and track historical information. System is adaptable for use with the full range of POP power tools. When the application needs verification, count on SmartSet.

POPPowerLink Leverlite™
A powerful manual riveter for setting the largest POP® rivets sizes where power is not available. Durable cast body construction and long handles make it easier to set up to a 1/4" diameter rivet in all materials. Long 5.9" (15mm) nose housing improves access and versatility. Equipped with wrench & nosepieces to set 1/8", 5/32", 3/16",1/4" standard rivets and 1/4" T-Rivet®. Weight: 4 lb (1.8 Kg).

POPPowerLink 30® Repair Kit
Contains one PowerLink 30® rivet tool in a rugged carrying case AND an assortment of FOUR popular rivets sizes including MultiGrip, Close End, Grooved and POP Plus rivets and 1/8" backup washers ideal for around home, garage and garden repairs. Model # PL30-REPAIR


PowerLink Plus™
All steel compact design linkage for improved strength and longevity this manual tool is ideal where lateral space is limited. Features a stroke adjustment lock-nut on the nose housing to set up to 1/4" rivets. Includes interchangeable 1/8", 5/32", 3/16" and 1/4" nosepieces and wrench. Weight: 4 lb (1.8 Kg).

PowerLink 30®+
Advanced design industrial quality manual rivet tool. A compound link and soft grips make it comfortable and easier to use. A shorter grip opening ergonomically designed to operate with one hand. Innovative latch design keeps handles closed without cumbersome chains. Stored inside the handle, this tool is equipped with
a wrench and nosepieces to set 1/8", 5/32" and 3/16". Weight: 1.2 lb (0.55 Kg). Model# PL30+.POP

PowerLink 30® MRO Kit
A rugged carrying case that easily fits in a toolbox contains a PowerLink 30® rivet tool AND an assortment of FIVE popular Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul rivets sizes/materials and 1/8" & 3/16" backup washers for soft materials and oversize holes. Model # PL30-MRO

JACK NUT Threaded Inserts

POPThe JACK NUT Threaded Insert is an economical blind fastener designed for assembly-line use in thin, soft, or brittle materials. When tightened, the body collapses to form legs which grip the inside of the mounting surface, leaving a permanent, reusable threaded insert. Available in steel, brass, and steel with PVC or Raintite ® coating.

Standard JACK NUT Threaded Inserts are manufactured of steel with commercial zinc plating. Brass is available upon special request (brass requires a 50,000 piece minimum order).
All JACK NUT threaded inserts can be supplied with coated flanges. Two types of coatings are offered. The first, called Raintite®, is used for sealing ambient moisture. The second is a hard plastic coating (PVC) which is used in areas where additional protection is needed against scratching (for example, painted panels). Both can also assist with galvanic corrosion concerns.

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• Fastens in blind holes
• Won’t distort or deform soft plastics or thin sheet metals
• Fast, inexpensive, and easy to use
• Not hole-size sensitive
• Fastens securely despite burrs or uneven substrate
• Available with“Plastisol” coating for sealing purposes
• Suitable for a wide grip range
• Can be set with manual or pneumatic tools
• Removable

Well-Nut Threaded Inserts
POPThe WELL-NUT Threaded Insert is a flanged neoprene bushing with a brass machine nut molded into one end. Tightening a conventional machine screw thread in the brass nut causes the insert to expand, making a secure fastening. Available in a variety of rubber compounds for a full range of automotive and industrial environments.

FEATURES
• Fastens in blind holes
• Helps seal out ambient moisture
• Muffles noise
• Dampens vibration and shock
• Helps prevent galvanic corrosion
• Ideal for metal-to-plastic and other mixed material fastenings
• Removable
• Installs with conventional tools
• Snap-in feature available
• Available in several compounds
• One-step installation
• Can be used in closed end holes

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