01 April 2009
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Rivet gun and part marking

The Amtak fastening gun is used for fastening 'Metal Tack' and 'Punch Pin' self-piercing rivets into all types of metal without having to drill holes in the base metal.

Available from Network Fasteners the gun uses compressed air - between 4 bar and 6 bar - to force the rivets in.

"They are used in the fastening of identification plates, cable holders, and other parts on to different types of metals and castings thereby improving productivity and saving time and money in the production process", explains managing director Michael Churchill. The company also is promoting direct part marking which, says Michael Churchill, is becoming more popular, particularly where the use of identification tags is not an option. "We have developed an adaptor for use with the Amtak tool that allows it to be used for direct part marking by stamping letters, numbers, logos, and other markings on metal parts."

Another area of interest for Network Fasteners is the development of a multi-position rotary pneumatic line connector. "Using hand tools, such as compressed air controlled fastening equipment, can often cause tendonitis for the operator because lines are stiff and not always easy to manipulate. The new connector solves the problem - reducing operator strain and injury and improving productivity.

Meet Network (Fasteners) at the Fastening & Assembly Solutions Exhibition, RAF Museum Cosford, 29th April

Paul Gay


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