Blind Riveting as the name suggests is a fastening technique that is used to secure the applications where access to the joint is available from only one side. From automotive to white goods to construction equipment, all industries rely on this type of fastening technique that has evolved over the years broadening the design horizons for applications in these sector. With high-speed precision application, it is one of the fastest mechanical joining methods available, helping to reduce piece part and installation costs compared to other mechanical fixings such as weld nuts, weld studs, nuts, bolts and screw joining techniques. However, the benefits of blind riveting can also be achieved for applications where existing access may be available from both sides as in the case of stand offs, but is a complex process consuming a lot of time and labour.

Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems Ltd provided a solution to a white goods manufacturer where a single rivet replaced the existing two part-piece applications and improved assembly time by 60% along with easy access installation. This rivet was specially designed to incorporate the function of the current brass stud in the form of a Profile clinched Polygrip rivet. The profile clinched rivet is a cold-formed rivet that when installed leaves a profile location peg for use in another part of the assembly process. “The current process was not only fiddly for the operator; it was also time-consuming and often needed rework, adding cost to the process and application. The single rivet operation provided easy access for installation, quick assembly time and a fit and forget fixing.” Said Trevor Christian, Account Manager, Technical Sales, Gesipa, UK. Additional benefits to this solution include the flexibility of the riveting process, the speed of operation and the area for applying the rivet can be re-planned into any area with spare capacity, thus eliminating the labour cost of the previous process. These rivets can be set up using Hand Tools, power tools or fully automatic riveting units available from Gesipa.

As part of their Blind fastening range, Gesipa manufactures Polygrip Rivets that are available from 3.2 to 6.4 mm in three head styles with Material choices including Aluminium/Steel, Steel/steel, Aluminium/Stainless Steel and A2-Stainless Steel. A PolyGrip rivet with a wide grip range replaces up to 3 conventional blind rivet sizes and can result in tighter joints retaining the mandrel core, which is locked into the eyelet providing anti-vibration and weather tight solutions.

Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems Ltd manufacture and deliver an extensive range of rivet, rivet nuts, rivet nut studs, associated tooling and bespoke based solutions. With ISO 9001, ISO14001 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 accreditations Gesipa offers a complete range of engineering solution for specific fastening requirements to the automotive, construction, railway, white goods, electronics and many other varied industries.

Contact Information:

Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems Ltd                                                              

Dalton Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 4JU
T: +44 (0) 1535 212200,

F: +44 (0) 1535 212232