Self-pierce riveting systems for perfect joints


High-strength and reliable joining of materials

RIVSET® self-pierce riveting is a process used in joining technology.

It makes mechanically strong joints of similar or combined material types. Multilayer joints are also possible.

This product is made by Böllhoff

Method / principle

In one step, the semi-tubular rivet pierces through the upper layer(s) of the workpiece and forms the locking head in the lower layer.


RIVSET® self-pierce riveting systems are found in many sectors of industry, including the automobile and supplier industry, transport and vehicle construction as well as air conditioning and energy technology.

Product benefits
  • For mixed, multilayer and hybrid joints
  • High-strength joints
  • Strength and positively
  • Gas- and watertight joints
  • From manual setting with a hand-held unit through to fully automatic processing

Product benefits

There are many good reasons for using our products.

Strength and options.
Point by point.

Cold joining

No heat input into the joining zone, therefore no risk of distortion in the component.

Modular and application-focussed

RIVSET® self-pierce riveting systems can be flexibly configured to customer requirements.

Line integration

RIVSET® self-pierce riveting systems are easy to integrate into existing production lines.

Detailed description


RIVSET® self-pierce riveting systems

The product range for RIVSET® self-pierce riveting systems includes manual systems as well as systems for fully automatic production. They are designed for a wide variety of applications and can be adapted to specific manufacturing environments. The configuration of the various system components – Power Unit, Feed, Tool, Panel and Visualisation – is highly flexible.
Your application dictates the system.

RIVSET® setting procedure: 1) Positioning 2) Holding 3) Piercing 4) Stamping 5) Forming 6) Setting

Setting procedure

1) Positioning
2) Holding
3) Piercing
4) Stamping
5) Forming
6) Setting

Product variants

Every project deserves a tailor-made solution.

Learn more about the product types and find the right variant for your particular application.

RIVSET® Portable

The battery-operated tool offers flexible combination options with the same base unit. The self-pierce riveting heads can be exchanged directly at the place of use.


RIVSET® Classic

Self-pierce riveting tools for processing belt-magazine RIVSET® self-pierce rivets in industrial series production for manual operation.


RIVSET® Automation H

Can be used to join mixed materials as well as high-strength steel, with very short cycle times.



Find out more: related downloads.

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Title Language Version File Download
Self-pierce riveting for modern multi-material design
English 04/2018 6374 kB / PDF
English 04/2018 6374 kb / PDF
RIVSET® Automation H
Self-pierce riveting for modern mixed material design
English 6705/17.02 749 kB / PDF
English 6705/17.02 749 kb / PDF
RIVSET® Automation EH
Self-pierce riveting with electrical drive
English 04/2018 4916 kB / PDF
English 04/2018 4916 kb / PDF
RIVSET® Portable
Hand tools for self-pierce riveting
English 6706/16.02 226 kB / PDF
English 6706/16.02 226 kb / PDF
RIVSET® Self-pierce riveting technology
Joining of aluminium cast with new ring groove die
English 6710/17.02 143 kB / PDF
English 6710/17.02 143 kb / PDF

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