Automatic Blind Riveter has portable, hand-held design.

Press Release Summary:

Enabling auto-feed riveting, AutoSet(TM) features one-touch cycle mechanism allowing one hand to be free to hold application while riveting. Capable of setting approximately 30 rivets per min, product can be reloaded in less than 10 sec. Additional features include tape loaded rivets, vacuum rivet-holding system, built-in mandrel collection system, and 3-piece jaws. Instrument uses POP® pre-loaded rivets in sizes from 1/8-3/16 in.

Original Press Release:

Emhart Teknologies Introduces Hand-Held Automatic Blind Riveting System

AutoSet(TM) offers new flexibility for multiple industries; portable hand-held design creates a cost effective approach for a wide variety of rivet setting applications

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (September 5, 2003) - Building on the reliability of POP® rivet systems, Emhart Teknologies today announced the availability of a hand-held automatic blind riveting system designed to offer end users flexibility and reliability for rivet setting applications.

Emhart has obtained worldwide exclusive rights to distribute the blind riveting system manufactured by Koriyama Chip Industry Co., Ltd., of Japan. Emhart will market the system under the company's line of POP® brand rivet systems and will distribute it under the name AutoSet(TM) in all countries.

"This strategic partnership will allow us to offer our customers a new system that is unlike anything on the market today," said Glenn Decker, President Emhart Teknologies Industrial division. "Taking less than 10 seconds to reload the system and with a 2 second cycle time, AutoSet(TM) will significantly reduce installation time and production costs and increase productivity."

"It is assuring to know that a company such as Emhart Teknologies has partnered with us to market this tool worldwide," said Masatoshi Ouchi, president, Koriyama Chip Industry Co., Ltd. "Our company is confident in both the tool's capabilities and Emhart's ability to reach the global market."

Enabling auto-feed riveting, AutoSet(TM) features a patented one-touch cycle mechanism allowing one hand to be free to hold the application while riveting. Capable of setting approximately 30 rivets per minute, AutoSet(TM) increases overall productivity levels when compared to typical manually-loaded rivet tools.

Additional features include:
· Tape loaded rivets
· Vacuum rivet-holding system
· Built-in mandrel collection system
· Three piece jaws

AutoSet(TM) uses exclusively a wide range of POP® brand pre-loaded rivets in sizes 1/8" through 3/16". POP® rivets, tools, and systems are used for a variety of applications in many industries including transportation, appliance, electronics, HVAC, recreational equipment, and construction.

About Emhart Fastening Teknologies
New Haven, Conn.-based Emhart Teknologies is the global leader in the design and creation of unique assembly technologies from concept through installation. Emhart's technology-based assembly products and systems deliver innovative, integrated system solutions to virtually any manufacturing challenge anywhere in the world. From automotive to construction, computers to appliances, Emhart products are sold in more than 100 countries. A Black & Decker Company, Emhart has 3,000 employees in 24 operating facilities worldwide. Please go to for more information.

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