Clinching

RIVCLINCH®

Tools and systems for joining metal sheets and profiles without a joining element

High-strength joints in metal materials

Form-fitting, non-positive connections through clinching

Clinching uses cold forming to produce two-layer or multilayer joints of metal sheets and/or profiles, similar to snap fasteners. By means of RIVCLINCH® joining technology, steel and stainless steel materials as well as aluminium and other non-ferrous materials are joined together in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. Coated and pre-painted metal sheets can also be combined without damaging the surface.
Depending on the choice of RIVCLINCH® joining tools, round or square joining points are produced.


Method / principle

Clinching is a method of joining metal sheets or profiles by cold forming the material without joining elements to form a form-fitting, non-positive connection. Two-layer or multilayer joints are possible.

Applications

Owing to its special characteristics, RIVCLINCH® joining technology is used primarily in air duct construction, door and gate manufacture, for white and brown goods, in air conditioning and energy technology and in the sheet metal-working industry.

Product benefits
  • No additional fastener
  • Protects the surface of coated components
  • Reproducible
  • Environmentally friendly

Product benefits

There are many good reasons for using our products.

Strength and options.
Point by point.

No pre-treatment or post-treatment necessary

No need for preliminary cleaning or removal of spray residues at the weld edge.

No additional material requirements

No additional joining elements are required.

Environmentally friendly workplace

Setting a clinch point produces no chips or dust.

Detailed description

 

RIVCLINCH® joining technology

During clinching, the materials to be joined are first drawn into the die by the punch.
As soon as the lower material touches the anvil, it starts to flow to the sides.
The movable die segments are moved outwards. The flowing action of the materials forms the button. The punch then moves back to the starting position, the joined part can be removed, and the side parts of the die are closed up again by a spring.
The localised deformation of the material produces a form-fitting, non-positive connection.
The RIVCLINCH® joining system may be adapted to existing presses or used in custom-built machines. Both single points and multiple points can be set at the same time. An integration of the clinching system into manual machines, robots and stationary tools is feasible.

Clinching is used to join steel and stainless steel materials as well as aluminium and other non-ferrous materials in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.

RIVCLINCH® setting procedure

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Product variants

For more information visit www.bollhoff-attexor.com or download the catalogue "RIVCLINCH® – Metal joining without fasteners" (RC 05/15 D).

Find out more about available add-ons and accessories for your particular application.

Manual and electric tools

FS series

Fast and lightweight tools for clinching (with pressure booster drive) edges and panels.

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Manual and electric tools

IP series

All-purpose C-frame clinchers are ideal for applications with moderately large spacing between joining points. The tool features a large jaw opening with safe forward stroke and manual or automatic fast closure of the clamping or working head.

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Manual and electric tools

PASS series

The PASS series features powerful, portable tools and a hydraulic drive with compressed air booster. The all-purpose C-frame working head family is fitted with the superb PASS option (passive forward stroke system). The forward stroke is pneumatically driven and can be set independently of the working stroke.

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Modular systems

RC P35 / P50 S series

With a closing force of 35 or 55 kN, lightweight C-frame for all depths up to 1300 mm. PASS option for all modules.

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Modular systems

RC P75 / P100 S series

With a closing force of 75 or 105 kN, for large metal thicknesses (up to 8 mm in total) and for numerous tool configurations. Specially manufactured, application-specific stripper punches can be supplied.
PASS option available for all modules.

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Modular systems

RC P200 / P300 S series

With a closing force of 200 or 300 kN. Clinch presses with (multiple) customised tool kits and application-specific C-frame. PASS option available for all modules.

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Add-ons and accessories

For more information visit www.bollhoff-attexor.com or download the catalogue "RIVCLINCH® – Metal joining without fasteners" (RC 05/15 D).

Find out more about available add-ons and accessories for your particular application.

Pressure booster

PASS solution for long strokes

Long forward strokes are performed by a small pneumatic piston and therefore no longer require large amounts of oil. Several working heads can be driven by a single pressure booster, which only operates during the actual clinching process.

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Accessories

RIVCLINCH® accessory pack

Every RIVCLINCH® manual system is delivered with an extensive accessory pack:

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Downloads

Find out more: related downloads.

If you would like to know more, simply download the relevant brochures.

Title Language Version File Download
RIVCLINCH®
Metal joining without fasteners
English RC 08/14 ENG 1741 kB / PDF
English RC 08/14 ENG 1741 kb / PDF
RIVCLINCH® 0201 IP
Ultra-fast, 100% pneumatic tool
English RC 0201IP 08/14 ENG 322 kB / PDF
English RC 0201IP 08/14 ENG 322 kb / PDF
RIVCLINCH® 0404 IP
Light and fast clinching tool
English RC 0404IP 04/15 D 329 kB / PDF
English RC 0404IP 04/15 D 329 kb / PDF
RIVCLINCH® 0706 IP
100% pneumatic, high capacity clinching tool with large opening jaws
English RC 0706IP 08/14 ENG 363 kB / PDF
English RC 0706IP 08/14 ENG 363 kb / PDF
RIVCLINCH® 1106 P50 PASS
Multi-purpose, high capacity portable clinching machine
English RC 1106 P50 PASS 08/14 ENG 262 kB / PDF
English RC 1106 P50 PASS 08/14 ENG 262 kb / PDF
RIVCLINCH® 4006 P50 MAS
Cost effective, multi-purpose clinching machine
English RC 4006 P50 MAS 08/14 ENG 222 kB / PDF
English RC 4006 P50 MAS 08/14 ENG 222 kb / PDF
Automatic Clinching Assembly
of ventilation pocket filters (HVAC)
English RC AUTOMATIC FILTER STATION 10/14 ENG 594 kB / PDF
English RC AUTOMATIC FILTER STATION 10/14 ENG 594 kb / PDF
TAGGER® 320
Ultralight stitchfolding machine for sheet material assembly
English TAGGER 320 08/14 ENG 443 kB / PDF
English TAGGER 320 08/14 ENG 443 kb / PDF
RIVCLINCH® 0404 IP Aero
Ventilation ducting without welding
English ventilation eng 08/14 695 kB / PDF
English ventilation eng 08/14 695 kb / PDF

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