Understanding the Quality Differences in Pop Rivet Guns

In industrial and commercial manufacturing and production pop rivet guns play an important role in the joining and fastening of metal and other materials. In the aircraft manufacturing, the fuselage, air wing, and just about every external surface of the body panels are fastened with pop rivet guns, making them an indispensable manufacturing tool.

On the commercial production line, pop rivet guns are used to fasten things like the handles on shovels, and suitcases, carrying cases, bags and many other items where the joining and fastening of parts and sections of products is required. In high volume production or assembly lines air pop rivet tools are used to make repetitive and constant riveting smooth and efficient. In applications where uniform fastening under high torque conditions are required, the ratcheting or flex lever pop rivet tool is commonly used to apply the specified amount of tension to a part for secure fastening. In the automotive industry small cordless guns will be used to fit in tight spaces under a dashboard, or other area where larger guns will not fit.

Taylor Pneumatic makes a variety of guns for just about every application, from home repairs, to commercial needs like truck trailer manufacturing and repair. The pneumatic pop rivet gun is commonly used in high volume situations where speed and accuracy are required in fast paced production lines. These guns that fail or break down constantly will hold up a production or assembly line and cause delays. There are also computer controlled robots that perform automated riveting with air pop rivet tools that are installed on an arm that can quickly and efficiently places a large number of rivets on a part or section of sheet metal faster than a human with far greater precision. These robots are very popular in vehicle assembly lines.

The more modern guns are made to be able to use larger stainless steel or other strong rivets. The rivet guns are relatively light weight and can be operated with a single hand. This makes placing rivets very close together easier and ensures a very strong joint. In assembly lines less complex guns are used to secure gardening tools, computer cases and even parts of toys. As technology advanced so did the rivet gun. Today there are guns that fasten and drive rivets, while also cutting and smoothing any protruding parts of the rivet.

Pop rivet guns help automate and speed up the fastening and joining of metal on assembly lines. They have become crucial to businesses where high volume production requires quality and efficiency. To be honest it’s hard to imagine any assembly line running efficiently without rivet guns.