Avinox blind rivets combines high performance with excellent cosmetics. These high strength structural blind fasteners offer excellent bulbing tail formation and are ideal for thin sheet materials.
The Avinox rivet is a high strength, non-structural breakstem fastener. Stainless steel is one material choice, and it's available in 3 sizes - 1/8", 5/32" and 3/16". Stainless steel gives the rivet a high shear and tensile strength and also provides high corrosion resistance. Mechanically, a combination of excellent bulbing tail formation and radial expansion of the rivet body into the application hole allows the Avinox rivet to create an extremely strong joint.
During the rivet placing sequence the tail of the rivet body collapses into a bulb shape against the rear sheet. This creates a load bearing surface, which absorbs the force of setting the rivet. Otherwise the setting force, or clamp load, could spread into the application material and might damage the material. This makes Avinox blind rivets ideal for use in thin sheet, soft, brittle and low strength materials, as well as resulting in high resistance to pull-out loads. Also during installation, the portion of the rivet body contained within the application thickness expands outwardly toward the wall of the application hole until the hole is completley filled by the rivet material. This radial expansion results in a strong, vibration resistant joint and compensates for irregular, oversized, slotted or misaligned holes. Also, it can stop sheet movement in applications with non-standard holes.
The bulbing and expansion characteristics can only be controlled over a narrow range of material thickness and hole diameter. Therefore, the application hole size and grip range must meet the specified ranges to ensure proper installation and performance of the Avinox rivet.
Made of stainless steel, Avinox blind rivets provides good corrosion resistance in applications subject to elevated temperatures. Assembly applications include automotive, cabinets and enclosures, domestic appliances, heating and ventilation, telecommunications, renewable energies, and commercial refrigeration.
Features & Benefits
Structural breakstem rivet.
Blind hole, one-sided installation capability.
Reliable stem retention.
Stainless steel construction for high corrosion resistance
High shear and tensile strength
High residual clamp load.
Good hole fill capabilities
Provide a large blindside bearing area for added support
Retained stem—no damage, electrical problems, or rattling due to loose stems
Ideal for applications requiring elevated temperatures
Distributes the tail bearing load/clamp load across the rear sheet
Under head recess accommodates burrs around holes and spreads load evenly on top sheet.
Ideal for use in thin sheet materials
Suitable in softer materials.
Compensates for irregular, oversized, slotted, or misaligned holes
Prevents movement in non-standard holes
Provides strong, vibration resistant joints
No damage, electrical problems or rattling due to loose stems
Cabinets and enclosures
Heating and ventilating