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Toolfix is the Australian import agent and distributor for Gesipa Rivets and Rivet Tools. Gesipa began making blind rivets in Germany in 1955 and have pioneered the development of blind rivets and rivet tools. For more information about Gesipa visit www.gesipa.com.
Today, Gesipa has the ability to make over 2500 different types of blind rivets, and a vast range of rivet tools including Cordless, Pneumatic and Hand Operated Tools.
Gesipa pioneered the cordless rivet tool in the early 1990s. Their unique and patented strong ball screw drive system transmits the rotary action of the DC motor into the linear action required to set rivets. This is coupled to an advanced electronic switching system which monitors what stage the mechanism is at, and automatically reverses the tool to release the spent mandrel and re-set the jaws to the start position.
In 2010, Gesipa changed to Lithium Ion technology, and introduced 14.4v Li-ion batteries to the cordless rivet tool range. This brought a new challenge: Li-Ion batteries have a sensor which shuts the battery down which it runs low on power. If this happened to a cordless rivet tool, the tool could become stuck on a half set rivet. Not a problem for German engineers, who designed some extra electronics to ensure that the tool completed its cycle before the battery shut down.
The humble Gesipa PH2 has been in production unchanged for over 30 years. We have some old tools with date stamps on the body to prove it - and they are still going strong. Whilst there isn't an internationally recognized crash test done on rivet tools, the PH2 is the best survivor of the drop test, and let's face it; sometimes they do fall off the work bench.
In 2005, Gesipa released the Taurus range of rivet tools. These tools have proved themselves to be exactly what Gesipa set out to make - the most ergonomic, fast and air efficient rivet tool in the world. Gesipa's engineers wanted to create a rivet tool for the German automotive manufacturing industry that could Rivet all day every day, with maximum operator comfort, and minimum downtime and service requirements. Their unique features include a pneumatic jaw clamp system which helps to eliminate the swarf build up in the head of the tool, and the special hydraulic valve system which reduces the recoil shock when the rivet is set so that it is almost undetectable.
The Taurus technology has been used as a platform for other tool variants such as the Taurus C - a rivet tool with electronic sensors for full setting process control and monitoring for fail safe riveting, and the new Firefox - the fastest blind rivet nut tool available with M12 capacity.
Built for durability and efficiency, Gesipa hand rivet tools take the strain out of riveting. The unique Gesipa Flipper has a ratcheting action, which reduces the manual force required to set rivets by up to 40%. It also features a mandrel container which captures the spent mandrels to stop them falling into the workpiece or onto the floor. Extra nosepieces are stored in the mandrel container, and on the tool handles in the other models; - always on hand and quickly changed. The Gesipa hand rivet nut tool range features tool-less mandrel and nosepiece change for speed and efficiency. GBM-10 mandrels simply clip into place, held securely by their spring clips, and GBM-30 tools have knurled parts for ease of tightening and removal by hand.