According to GESIPA, its Taurus series pneumatic hydraulic riveting tool can save up to 68% of compressed air by its dual use. The reason for this is that the compressed air required for setting of the blind rivet can be re-used a second time for ejection of the spent rivet mandrel – the air suction mechanism is switched off via an easy to activate slide switch.

The tools were recently introduced with a process control mechanism. A sensing and processing capability analyses each rivet set via a real time analysis of traction and stroke during the riveting operation. An immediate feedback is provided to the operator via green and red LED’s located on the tool to confirm good or bad rivet setting. Rivets that fail to set according to defined parameters are detected and reported.

Multiple job profiles stored in a computer can be quickly downloaded into the tool’s memory, programming it for varying applications – data on up to 260,000 rivet sets can be stored. The output data can be transmitted in real-time to collection devices, audible/visual signal systems and electronic controllers, or downloaded at intervals to provide analysis of the riveting process. The system also identifies failure patterns and memorizes those for failure analysis and troubleshooting.

All the system components involved are part of the tool itself and each analysis takes less than a microsecond.

The tool will demonstrated at the company’s stand (F88) at the Advanced Engineering UK 2013 group of events on 12-13 November 2013 at the NEC Birmingham.