Complete solutions for solid punch rivet applications
– a case story
Joining technology for solid punch rivet, tools, devices for rivet feeding and rivet setting – all at one stop.
With the innovative technology for solid punch rivetting, TOX PRESSOTECHNIK, the specialists for sheet metal joining, complete their delivery and performance program with a most promising process.
Following the Round Point with its variants and the ClinchRivet, the Solid Punch Rivetting offers an additional mechanic sheet metal joining which is of great importance for lightweight constructions and/or the joining of hybrid parts and subassemblies. Thus TOX PRESSOTECHNIK is a position to offer an optimal solution to automotive customers and their suppliers for joining requirements.
Here the term “solution” must be taken literally as the know-how and competence cover the entire process chain of sheet metal technique, starting with technology and going on with tools up to most efficient setting devices and reliable rivet feedings.
This most comprehensive field of solutions and performances convinced also the responsible persons of an innovative automobile manufacturer when looking for sheet metal joining technology best suited for a new door model. After many evaluations and successful tests, the decision was in favour of the solid punch rivet technology from TOX PRESSOTECHNIK.
Since many years a trustful relation to TOX as technology supplier exists and good experiences have been made so far. For the door production the TOX application engineers tied up an individual performance package which included a few hand-held and almost 30 robot-supported tongs systems. Due to the fact that a great number of base components could be taken from the TOX-standard program, high expenditures for application effort or customised machinery could be avoided so that the investment cost remained within a clearly calculable scope. And also the rivet feedings, the tongs and the tool holding fixtures are of such an universal construction that with the hand-held tongs and the robot tongs it is possible to process solid punch rivets of diam. 4,0 mm and lengths from 3.3 to 8.1 mm, as well as solid punch rivets of diam. 5.0 mm and lengths from 3.9 to 9.0 mm in a flexible way.