Abstract: A fastening tool includes a housing, a handle, an anvil, a pin-gripping part, a motor, and a driving mechanism. The driving mechanism is configured to move the pin-gripping part along a first axis defining a front-rear direction, relative to the anvil. The driving mechanism includes a rotary member, a movable member, a driving gear and an idler gear. The rotary member has a driven gear formed on its outer periphery and is rotatable around the first axis. The movable member is connected to the pin-gripping part and configured to be linearly moved in the front-rear direction by rotation of the rotary member. The driving gear is configured to be rotated around a second axis extending in parallel to the first axis below the first axis. The idler gear is engaged with the driving gear and the driven gear.
Abstract: A fastening tool includes a tool body, an anvil, a pin-gripping part, a motor, a rotation member, a moving member, a gear part and a receiving member. The rotation member is configured to be rotationally driven around the driving axis. The moving member is coupled to the pin-gripping part and engaged with the rotation member. The moving member is configured to move along a driving axis defining a front-rear direction, in response to rotational driving of the rotation member. The gear part is shaped like a flange projecting radially outward from an outer peripheral surface of the rotation member, and has gear teeth on an outer circumference thereof. The receiving member is disposed rearward of the gear part and configured to receive, via a rear surface of the gear part, a rearward reaction force applied to the rotation member when the pin-gripping part moves frontward.
Abstract: A riveting tool chuck. The riveting tool chuck comprises a cylinder handgrip (1). A rotating member (2) and a transmission member (3) are disposed in the cylinder handgrip in a penetrating manner, the rotating member is axially positioned and circumferentially and rotatably connected to the cylinder handgrip, and the transmission member is circumferentially positioned and axially and movably connected to the cylinder handgrip, and the rotating member and the transmission member are connected by means of a thread structure (4).
Abstract: A drive unit is configured for a stamping rivet setting device and has an electric direct drive which contains motor components that concentrically surround a control element which can be linearly moved in the axial direction. In order to absorb the required torques while allowing a compact construction of the device, in particular in relation to a component side, a drive housing has an asymmetrical configuration in a connecting region between a main part and a guide part in which the control element is guided, for the purpose of asymmetrical torque transmission. In addition or alternatively thereto, the highly compact construction achieves an efficient cooling by an inner cooling unit, in particular air flowing through a free inner space in which the motor components are arranged.
Abstract: A fastener installation tool for installing a fastener by gripping and drawing back a stem of the fastener comprises a hydraulic cylinder, and a hydraulic piston assembly located in the hydraulic cylinder for use in drawing back the stem of a fastener. The hydraulic piston assembly comprises an elongate draw part and a separate hollow piston part mounted on the elongate draw part such that the elongate draw part extends at least partly through the hollow piston part. The elongate draw part and the hollow piston part are formed from different materials.
Abstract: A blind riveting apparatus (1) comprises a motor (3), and a clamp (31) for gripping the mandrel of a blind rivet, the clamp being movable substantially along the axis of the rivet. The apparatus further comprises a first transmission (51) configured to transfer rotary motion of the motor (3) to the clamp (31) when engaged; and a second transmission (52) configured to convert rotary motion of the motor (3) to linear motion of the clamp (31), and thereby retract the clamp (31) to pull on the mandrel, when engaged. A transmission control apparatus is arranged to selectively adjust the degree of engagement of at least one of the first (51) and second (52) transmissions, the transmission control apparatus comprising a variable-influence brake or clutch (58). Methods of blind riveting, and further pieces of blind riveting apparatus, are also disclosed.
July 12, 2013
May 28, 2015
Stuart Edmund Blacket, Wojciech Gostylla
Abstract: A blind rivet fastening device in which a passage for collecting broken mandrels is provided other than on the axis of the motor. A large collection chamber is provided for broken mandrels. A collection chamber for broken mandrels is provided in front of a brushless electric motor in the axial direction. When the electric motor rotates, power from the electric motor is transmitted to a spindle positioned to the rear of the collection chamber via a second shaft positioned below the collection chamber. When the spindle rotates, a pulling head moves in the axial direction. The axial position of the pulling head is determined by detecting the rotation count of the electric motor. Forward rotation, reverse rotation, and stopping of the electric motor are controlled based on the operation of a trigger and the axial position of the pulling head. Excessive torque is avoided by clutches.
Abstract: Provided is an electric riveter including a housing internally provided with a drive unit configured to drive an actuator that withdraws a mandrel from a rivet, and a mandrel collector that collects mandrels. The actuator includes a cover having a proximal end coupled to the housing, a nozzle provided at a distal end of the cover, and a jaw provided in the cover. The drive unit includes an electric motor that drives the actuator. The housing includes a drive housing unit connected to a handle having a rod shape. The electric motor is arranged at a position deviated from the center of grip of the handle in a direction about an axis line extending along the center line of the cover.
Abstract: A rivet setting device contains in a housing a receiving chamber in which a break-off rivet mandrel is situated after the setting operation. Arranged in this receiving chamber are two elongate magnets which leave free between them a space for the residual mandrel and which attract the residual mandrel from the holder for the rivet after it has been broken off and retain it. The holder for the residual mandrel can be moved with a transverse component in the device, with the residual mandrel being moved past a stripping element into a region outside the axis of the holder for the rivet. During the rearward movement of the residual mandrel holder, the residual mandrel is stripped off and remains in a collecting chamber.
Abstract: A tool for installing rivet nuts, the tool comprising a screw, a rotatable drive for rotating the screw and an anti-rotation device for preventing rotation of a rivet nut which has been screwed onto the screw.
February 22, 2011
Date of Patent:
July 16, 2013
John Kenneth Hastings, James William Ian Hastings
Abstract: A safety shield is provided for a clip applying apparatus which applies plastic clips to connect rebar. The safety shield prevents operation of the apparatus unless a forward end of the apparatus is properly placed against the bars which are to be joined. Other features may include a safety latch which prevents operation if a cover door of the apparatus is open. Another feature which may be included is an anti-jamming mechanism that prevents operation of the apparatus if a string of clips is not properly received within the clip applying apparatus.
Abstract: A fastener installation tool including an upper jaw having a head adapted to engage a fastener for securing a plurality of workpieces to one another, a lower jaw, and first and second pairs of links fastened to the upper and lower jaws. The tool includes a hydraulic cylinder having one end attached to the lower jaw and a piston rod attached to the first pair of links. The cylinder actuates the tool between a disengaged position, in which the links are in a retracted position and the upper jaw and the lower jaw are juxtaposed with one another, and an engaged position, in which the links are in an extended position and the upper jaw and the lower jaw are spaced apart from one another. The tool is adapted to install the fastener to the workpieces when the tool is in its engaged position.
December 9, 2011
Date of Patent:
September 18, 2012
Gerhart Hufnagl, Randy Torrence, Rodrigo Pinheiro
Abstract: A method for mounting a soft member on a longitudinal member by pressing the soft member against the longitudinal member by a roller. The roller is rotated using a servomotor so that the peripheral speed (V2) of the pressing surface of the roller, which forms the outer peripheral surface of the roller, is equal to a transfer speed (V1) at which the roller is transferred along the longitudinal member or the peripheral speed is larger by 10% max. than the transfer speed (V1) partly in a roller transfer route. The soft member is pulled back in the opposite direction of the roller transfer direction by the rotating force of the roller to prevent the soft member from being loosened.
Abstract: A rivet gun for driving a rivet consisting of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end is disclosed to include a gun body having a beam barrel matching portion, a displacement control device matching portion, a linking device limiter and a rivet holder, a riveting mechanism having a beam barrel with a driven portion mounted in and axially movable along the beam barrel matching portion and a rivet seizing unit adapted for catching the cylindrical shaft of the rivet, a driving mechanism having a displacement control device mounted in and axially movable along the displacement control device matching portion of the gun body, and a linking device having a coupling portion located on the middle part thereof and coupled to the linking device limiter of the gun body, a driving portion located on one end thereof and connected to the driven portion of the beam barrel and a pivot located on the opposite end thereof and coupled to and movable by the displacement control device of the driving mechanism.
Abstract: The blind fastener installation tool also comprises an optional fastener delivery assembly, said optional fastener delivery assembly constituting: (1) a clip-fed fastener delivery system; or (2) a blowline-fed fastener delivery system.
Abstract: An installation tool for use with a liner sleeve attachment, such as a nutplate assembly for mounting onto a substrate blind side as disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 5,704,747. The installation tool includes retractable grip jaws for gripping and pulling a fixture pin protruding from the attachment, for initially advancing a tapered tool nose piece into deforming engagement with an attachment liner sleeve leading end to flare and/or expand the liner sleeve to lock the liner sleeve onto the substrate. Continued pulling action exerts a sufficient force to collapse a fixture pin head and thereby permit pull-removal of the fixture pin from the attachment. The nose piece is carried by a retractable inner housing normally retained in an advanced position for deforming the liner sleeve, and thereafter movable to a retracted position spaced from the liner sleeve to accommodate substantially unobstructed fixture pin separation from the attachment.
December 18, 2006
Date of Patent:
August 30, 2011
Physical Systems, Inc.
Charles G. Hutter, III, Barry L. Madson
Abstract: A rivet body is formed with cutting teeth in a forward edge of the rivet body. A mandrel is formed at a forward end with an enlarged head having a drill point thereon. A plurality of the rivet bodies are stacked on the mandrel, with the drill point. The rivet body is rotated and, through rotative coupling, the mandrel is also rotated. The rotating drill point forms pilot holes in workpieces, and the rotating cutting teeth enlarge the pilot holes to form holes for receipt of a cylindrical portion of the lead rivet body.
January 28, 2008
Date of Patent:
October 26, 2010
Richard A. Pearce, Daniel R. Smith, Robert M. Stanko
Abstract: A rivet fixing device includes a catch tab retainer tube engageable with a transmission spindle of an electrically-operated, pneumatic or battery-powered electric drill or screwdriver, an inner guide sleeve, a driver, pawls, a rivet breaker, and an outer guide sleeve. By being driven by the transmission structure of the electric screwdriver, a rivet, with a shank section thereof inserted into a front end of the rivet breaker and the rivet being fit through holes defined in steel plates, iron plates, copper plates, or aluminum plates, due to the catch tab retainer tube being depressed inward to engage the transmission spindle, is driven by the rearward movement of the catch tab retainer tube to have a fit end thereof that extends beyond the holes of the plates squeezed and deformed to form an expanded portion, serving as a positioning wall that stretches and secures the rivet between the two metal plates.
Abstract: The setting device for blind rivet nuts is characterized by an electric motor with a drive shaft which is arranged in a first housing part and connected via a transmission means to a tool housing part which is arranged in parallel with the drive shaft, a tool shaft which is arranged in the tool housing part and to which a tool is non-rotationally connected, a locking means with which the tool housing part and the tool shaft can be non-rotationally coupled, an anti-rotation means with which the tool shaft can be blocked against rotation, and a spindle means which in the rotation-blocked state of the tool shaft creates a relative axial movement between the tool shaft and the tool housing part. The locking means and the anti-rotation means are preferably formed by a joint coupling means.
Abstract: An elongated rivet bag holding a quantity of blind rivets ready for use in an automatic rivet setting tool. The rivets are connected along an elongated flexible rivet carrying strip by having a distal portion of each mandrel inserted or pierced through the carrying strip and positioned and stored in a random orientation within the rivet bag which is openable at an upper end thereof to render the rivets and strip ready for use. A blind rivet feed device for feeding the rivet-loaded strip into the nose of the automatic rivet setting tool is also provided along with a rivet strip collection bag for the empty strip.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for structural attachment using a blind rivet (R) including a rod (100) that, equipped with a head (110) and a threaded portion (120), is arranged inside a hollow dowel (200) including a first end equipped with a head (210) and a second end (220) on which a nut (330) cooperating with the threaded portion of the rod (100) exerts a force transmitted by the rod (100) so that a second bearing surface on the second element is created by deformation, which is remarkable in that it consists of imparting a first translation movement (arrow F1) on the rod (100) so as to create, by deformation under the action of said nut, said second bearing surface, then imparting a second rotation movement (arrow F4) on said rod (100) for the purpose of screwing, so as to apply a tension in the attachment created. The invention also relates to the rivet enabling such a method to be implemented, as well as the fitting tool adapted to said rivet.
Abstract: A method of attaching a functional element (10, 210), in particular a fastener element to a sheet metal part (12, 212), optionally in liquid and/or gas-tight manner, is characterized in that the functional element (10, 210, 410) is pressed against the sheet metal part (12, 210, 410) supported by a die (14, 114, 214, 414) and sheet metal material (13) is pressed by means of at least one movably mounted shaped part (16, 116, 216, 416) of the die (14, 114, 214, 414) into an undercut (18, 218, 418) of the functional element (10, 210, 410). The disclosure also claims a die, a functional element, and a component assembly comprising the functional element and a sheet metal part.
April 7, 2005
Date of Patent:
January 29, 2008
Profil Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Richard Humpert, Jiri Babey, Oliver Diehl
Abstract: A tool and method for installing collapsible inserts. The tool includes a stabilizing handle which is threaded onto a tool body. The tool body is threaded onto a tool shaft. In use, a collapsible insert is threaded onto the tool and the insert is positioned in a hole in a workpiece. An actuating handle of the tool is then rotated, while holding the stabilizing handle, to cause the collapsible insert to collapse, thereby installing the insert relative to the workpiece. Once the insert has been collapsed using the tool, the actuating handle is rotated in the opposite direction, while holding the stabilizing handle, to disengage the tool from the insert. Then, a hanger is threadably inserted into the collapsed insert and a threaded rod is threaded into the hanger. Alternatively, the threaded rod is directly threadably engaged with the collapsed insert, without need for a hanger.
Abstract: A pneumatic/hydraulic riveter includes a valve unit formed of a socket set and a control valve movable relative to the socket set to provide a forward rotation control air loop, a pulling control fluid loop, or a reverse rotation control air loop in such a manner that when one loop is provided the other two loops are closed, so that the riveting unit is controllable to perform a forward rotation action, a pulling action and a reverse rotation action in proper order.
Abstract: An insert installation apparatus comprises a housing having a body section and a nose piece. The nosepiece comprises a forward end and a rearward end, where the rearward end of the nose piece is attached to the body section. The apparatus comprises a rotary power source and reciprocating means which are employed to set a threaded insert in a work piece. The rotary power source has an extension member which connects the rotary power source to the first end of a drive shaft which is received by the extension member. The second end of the drive shaft is operationally coupled to a partially threaded mandrel which extends out of the forward end of the nose piece. The apparatus further comprises mandrel shock absorbing means which allow the mandrel to reciprocate with respect to the nose piece from a first position to a second position, where the mandrel shock absorbing means operates independently from the reciprocating means which usually employed to set the threaded insert.
Abstract: An anvil driving assembly, anvil driving tool, and method for installing rivetless floating nut plates in workpieces. The tool and method are capable of pulling a rivetless nut plate sleeve into a countersunk hole in the workpiece simultaneously with flaring the open end of the nut plate sleeve.
Abstract: A system is disclosed for installing an insert within an aperture in a workpiece, the workpiece having a first side and a second side. The insert is the type in which a portion of the insert plastically deforms on the second side of the workpiece upon application of a linear force provided by a tool, thereby preventing withdrawal of the insert from the aperture. The insert comprises a sleeve member and an integral flange, where the flange has a larger diameter than the aperture. The disclosed installation system performs two actions. It causes the expansion of the sleeve and it also causes the flange of the insert to be fused or welded to the first side of the workpiece. The welded connection between the insert and the workpiece prevents any rotation or spinning of the insert within the workpiece, and increases the integrity of the insert-fastener connection.
Abstract: A setting apparatus 1 for setting a blind nut or the like to a workpiece, comprises a mandrel 7, a hydraulic cylinder 17 receiving therein a hydraulic piston 15 for axially pulling the mandrel 7, an oil reservoir 22 for containing oil to be supplied to the hydraulic cylinder 17, and an air cylinder 27 for receiving therein an air piston 26 connected to a ram 25 adapted to be reciprocatingly advanced and retracted in the oil reservoir 22. In response to the compressed air supplied to the air cylinder, the hydraulic piston 15 is moved to pull the mandrel 7, whereby a fastener threadedly connected with the mandrel is set to a workpiece. The setting apparatus 1 also includes an air-pressure setting valve 33 for adjustably presetting the air pressure of the compressed air to be supplied to the air cylinder 27.
Abstract: A device for producing a riveted joint includes a mechanism (21, 25) to fire a rivet (14) having a jacket (14a) and a pin (14b) guided through the jacket (14a). The rivet is fired through the workpieces to be joined. A means is provided for pulling the rivet (14). The device that can be manufactured at a reasonable price and ensures reliable operation by the mechanism (21, 25) for firing the rivet (14) acting upon the rivet pin (14b).
Abstract: A method and apparatus for installing a hollow threaded insert into a hole in a substrate having first and second surfaces. The insert has a hollow shaft having a first end portion, a second end portion and an intermediate portion. The insert has a front flange at the first end portion for engaging the front surface of the substrate around the hole. The second end portion of the shaft has an internal thread and, the intermediate collapses to engage the second surface when a force is applied that pulls the second end portion toward the first end portion.
Abstract: Electroportable apparatus for positioning nuts to be set and the setting of blind rivets whose shank ruptures includes a body of the eledtroportable type containing an electric motor, a mandrel, drive part to maintain and pull the head of the rivet and/or to pull, screw or unscrew the nut to be set, as well as a part for pre-regulating the path of the mandrel.
Abstract: A riveting tool for fastening a hollow rivet to a curved workpiece is disclosed. The tool includes a main body provided with a forwardly-extending barrel terminating in a forked distal end. The main body has a power-operated rotor formed with a central hexagon stem in alignment with the barrel. A sleeve is movable within the barrel to an extended position and is spring-loaded in such a way that it is normally in the extended position but may be retracted into the barrel when being pressed backward. The riveting tool further includes a screw having a socket head engaged with the central hexagon stem of the rotor. The screw extends out of the barrel through the sleeve.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for installing a hollow threaded insert into a hole in a substrate having first and second surfaces. The insert has a hollow shaft having a first end portion, a second end portion and an intermediate portion. The insert has a front flange at the first end portion for engaging the front surface of the substrate around the hole. The second end portion of the shaft has an internal thread and, the intermediate portion forms a gripping means that engages the second surface when a force is applied that pulls the second end portion toward the first end portion.
Abstract: A rivet gun includes a pneumatic motor (4), that drives a segment stem 7. A pneumatic cylinder (21) actuates a hydraulic cylinder (22) which sends oil under pressure to an expansion chamber (10) provided for moving back the segment stem (7) and buckling the rivet (2) fixing it to a laminate structure (100). The rivet gun also includes a change-over switching device (30) linked to controls (50,60) for reversing rotation of the motor (4). The controls (60) include an inlet valve (61) operated by a trigger (64) for connecting a compressed air infeed duct 14 with a feed-discharge duct (23) leading to the pneumatic cylinder (21). A discharge valve (63) is disposed in series with the inlet valve (61) and has an adjustment ring (176) for adjusting of the maximum traction force. Another discharge valve (90) is disposed in series with the discharge valve (63) previously mentioned and is provided for adjustment of the stroke of the segment stem (7).
Abstract: The present invention relates to a riveting apparatus, having an electrically operated drive motor which has a motor shaft for driving a riveting device of the riveting apparatus, the riveting device having a gearing for transferring the rotational movement of the motor shaft into a linear movement of the riveting device having a constant transmission ratio. In order to reduce the power consumption of a riveting apparatus of that kind, the invention provides at least one flywheel which can be connected in a releasable manner with the motor shaft via a coupling.
April 16, 1999
Date of Patent:
May 29, 2001
M. H. Honsel Beteilgungs GmbH, Sartam Industries, Inc.
Abstract: A rivet setting tool for setting blind rivet nuts has a rotation reversal device including a valve slide and a slide housing that is moveable into a forward position and a rear position, a rotary motor connected to a feed spindle and having a direction of rotation that is controllable by the rotation reversal device, a pressure medium piston/cylinder device that is operable for a rivet upsetting process and confers an axial motion on a threaded bolt via the feed spindle, and a device that actuates the pressure medium piston/cylinder device and the rotation reversal device. The rotation reversal device includes a fixing device that at least temporarily fixes the position between the valve slide and the slide housing, the fixing device engaging with the valve slide.
Abstract: The present invention provides a small electric blind rivet setting device that is capable of being driven by a battery and that does not require a pathway for recovering the broken mandrels to be provided in the motor shaft. A recovery container 10 is provided in a tool housing 27 forward of an electric motor 13 in the axial direction, and a spindle 14, which rotates because of the rotation of a drive shaft 18 connected to the electric motor circumventing the recovery container, is connected so as to move a pulling head (30) in the axial direction. The positive rotation, stopping of rotation and reverse rotation of the electric motor are controlled by a pulling operation on a trigger and detecting the position of the pulling head in the axial direction.