In principle, a joint made with self-piercing rivets is a “non-removable joint”. However there are various possibilities in case of repair or re-working of the joint for changing a component. The choice of the technique needs to be made on a case-by-case basis after the consideration of the access to the fastening point. An overview of the possibilities is given in the following chart:
There are several possibilities for joining the new components:
To increase the strength of the joint the mentioned joining technologies (1. - 4.) can be combined with bonding.
Avdel offers repair sets, that are suited to the particular requirements. Basis is an electro-hydraulic battery tool ESN50 or FPM50 that has an adjustable force of 20 to 50 kN. The tool is equipped with changeable C-frames, depending on the access. Tooling sets that can be combined offer a variety of possibilities. Additions for further applications are possible anytime.
Example of a complete repair set with extensive accessories.
The sets are adapted to the customers requirements.