Whether it is about joining sheet metal with sheet metal, sheet metal with plastic, or sheet metal with fiberglass, POP VGrip blind rivet is the ideal solution when it comes to fastening with only one-side access, and is widely applied in the automotive sector, different machine applications, electric vehicles, cooling shelf displays, and many other applications.
Enter, POP VGrip from KVT-Fastening, which is different from the standard multi-grip rivet. It offers a larger closing head that forms in high consistency, fits well for large hole tolerance, and provides high security against pull-through, reducing surface pressure.
An important feature of the VGrip blind rivet is the closing head design. During the setting process, the sleeve material is moved radially outwards, resulting in a disc-shaped closing head. In addition, the mandrel head does not dip into the rivet sleeve, which is the case with conventional multi-range blind rivets.
This special feature enables the POP VGrip to distribute tensile forces over a considerably larger area on the side of the closing head. As a result, the VGrip can absorb higher tensile forces than a conventional multi-grip rivet. Due to the greater load distribution, thinner or fragile sheets can be fastened to the closing head side/blindside without damaging or deforming them.
Conventional blind rivets are designed to cover a small specific grip range (application thickness) of components to be joined. For example, four different blind rivets with different grip ranges must be used for different application thicknesses from 1.5 to 6.0 mm. To reduce this complexity, the POP VGrip allows a grip range from 1.5 to 6.0 mm to be processed with only one rivet. As a result, four different rivet types are replaced by only one type of rivet and the SKU in stock management can be greatly reduced.
The loose remaining mandrel in the product not only reduces the product value due to the rattling but also creates a potential safety issue when it falls within the application. With the special mandrel geometry of POP VGrip, the mandrel can be locked and prevented from rattling within the application or falling out.
Compared to the conventional blind rivet, the expansion control of POP VGrip is achieved by crimping the rivet body at a specifically defined area, reducing the radial load on the borehole. This is ideal for plastic and composites material. Additionally, the POP VGrip offers a high-strength structural blind rivet solution. This variant results in a significant increase in tensile and shear forces. The remaining mandrel is in the shear zone and is bearing the load.
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