When installing rivet nuts using a Sherex‘s FLEX-5 hydro-pneumatic tool, there’s a decision to make about what kind of tool you want. Do you want a tool that offers a pull-to-stroke…or, do you want a tool that offers pull-to-pressure when installing rivet nuts?
The good news is that Sherex offers both tools: the FLEX-5P (pull-to-pressure) and the FLEX-5S (pull-to-stroke).
Both tools can install just about any style of rivet nut (including from sizes #4-40 to 3/18-16), and can be used for low and high-volume installations, including on an assembly line. Here’s what else you should know…
The FLEX-5P Pull to Pressure tool is an ideal all-round tool that can be used to install a variety of different products into different thickness material. With a single stage trigger the tool is easy-to-use and, if you know the proper pressure of the part being installed in your specific material, then you are all set. The FLEX-5P has a pulling force upwards of 5,000 lbs.
You can also use the Sherex’s Hand Tool Calibration Unit to find out the exact pulling force of your tool and begin your installations.
On the other hand, the Sherex FLEX-5S, Pull to Stroke rivet nut tool offers a precise install to an exact material thickness. It can install rivet nuts at a set length and is better suited when the installation has limited backside clearance. The tool offers 7mm of available stroke.
If installing a high volume of rivet nuts into the same material thickness, the perforance of the pull-to-stroke tool may be ideal over a pull-to-pressure tool. The pull-to-stroke tool is also ideally used when installing into soft or brittle materials.
In terms of performance, both tools are extremely durable and can install the same rivet nuts. But the biggest question to answer when deciding between the FLEX-5P or FLEX-5S, do you need the flexibility in installing rivet nuts by pressure, or will this tool be used for a specific material thickness and installed length for a project’s needs.
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