RIVETING PRODUCT The new pop rivet tool alleviates problems commonly experienced with hand-held rivets
Powertool manufacturer Milwaukee’s new M12 BPRT pop rivet system is available locally through construction fastener distributor Upat South Africa.
Considering the sheer number of rivets needed during prefabrication, assembly and field installation work, particularly in the construction sector, the pop rivet tool increases productivity and decreases user fatigue and strain on the user’s wrists, commonly associated with hand-held tools.
“Designed specifically for the professional trades, the M12 BPRT system not only simplifies the overall riveting process, but rivets twice as fast and with far less muscle effort than required by hand-held tools,” says Milwaukee product specialist Werner Koch.
The M12 BPRT system is the industry’s first rivet tool that uses a scotch yolk mechanism for improved tool performance versus the traditional ball-and-screw mechanisms of other rivet tools. The scotch yolk mechanism is also smaller, allowing the tool to deliver a huge amount of force in a more compact and shorter package.
“The technology behind the M12 BPRT system is a replacement for older solutions, without compromising on power or functionality,” Koch adds. In addition, as part of the M12 BPRT system, this tool is compatible with the range of sub-compact tools available on the platform.
Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM-ION batteries, the tool can rivet over 325 stainless steel rivets, 4.8 mm in size. The battery pack delivers more work per charge, as well as more work over pack life, maintaining power under load.
With a capacity of 2.4 mm, 3.2 mm, 4 mm, and 4.8 mm, the tool can rivet a range of materials, including aluminium, steel and stainless steel. Technology supplier Redlink Intelligence hardware and software integrates full-circle communication between the tool, battery and charger for added protection from overloading, overheating and over-discharging.
“For added utility, the M12 BPRT features a retention nosepiece to keep the rivet in place during application, as well as on-tool nosepiece storage and a quick-exchange front end for quick access and easy nosepiece replacement,” concludes Koch.