offer a safe economical solution to many fastening problems. IFS
fasteners can be installed in "blind" holes where there
is no access to the backside of the work place. Installation is
fast, tooling cost is low & operator productivity is high.
No special skills or training is required to use rivets. Another
way to save on operating costs. With IFS there is always a solution.
Commonly used in soft materials & fiberglass, this unique rivet
when installed breaks into 3 separate bands. The load is evenly
distributed & protects the integrity of these more fragile materials.
Application flaws such as oversized holes can be corrected by using
these rivets. Bulbex rivets can also be used in a broader range
of material thickness & often eliminate the need to carry several
Available in domed or countersunk heads, the closed end is exactly
what it claims to be: closed on the end. Unlike the open end which
exposes the nail on both top & bottom, the closed end literally
covers the head of the nail creating a barrier between the front
& back side of the application. Properly installed, closed end rivets
are water & vapor resistant.
like the closed end have their name for a reason. This versatile
fastener can be used in "Multiple Grip Ranges". Most rivets have
a grip range (the thickness of material it has the ability to clamp)
that spans 1/8". This style often handles a range of more than ¼".
When properly installed, multigrips can provide a weather-tight
seal. Applications flaws such as oversized holes & varying material
thickness can be disguised by using multigrips. Using this style
can reduce inventory by replacing unnecessary sizes.
IFS offers the broadest selection of multigrips in the industry.
Also referred to as "Break
Stem" rivets, this style is the most widely used. They are simple
to install & offer the best variety of material combinations. The
flange (head) braces against the topside of the material while the
rivet body forms a bulge on the backside, creating a tight clamp
for two or more layers. For softer materials create a larger bearing
surface with a "large flange" rivet, or use a washer to help absorb
the impact from installation. Need a smooth surface? Choose a countersunk
rivet. Will the rivet be in contact with food or exposed to moisture?
Choose stainless steel.
|Use the Rivet
Capacity Chart to choose a series of hand tools & power tools
that will work with your specified fastener.
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