Case studies

Accuride friction guides halve riveting time

As part of a boiler assembly this customer needed to automate the riveting process.

By mounting the riveting mechanism on friction guides, a single operator can install two rivets simultaneously. The operating time has been cut in half and this means a large saving for high volume production runs.

It is important that the movement is consistent and smooth, performing the operation time after time to the same specification.

Accuride’s friction guides have been designed to give equal wear regardless of whether they have been top, under mount or side loaded and can be supplied  in three variants; non-adjustable, auto-adjust and manual adjust to suit the particular application.

The customer runs a workshop producing metal components, but this type of system can be adapted for a wide range of industries.

 

 

The guides were sold through our Spanish distribution partner Aerotécnica who also supplies the rivets and riveting systems. They would be happy to discuss adapting the riveting machine to suit your own manufacturing needs and suggest that this would suit Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning and renewable energy systems such as solar panels. 

 

Read more about our friction guides here.