Press Release Summary:
With 0.276 in. of stroke, FLEX-5 Rivet Nut Tool can install rivet nuts from M3-M10 and 6-32 to 3/8-24, and rivet nut studs from M5-M8 and 10-24 to 5/16-24. FLEX-5P utilizes Pull to Pressure method of installation, allowing same insert type to be installed into varying material thicknesses without tool adjustment. Utilizing Pull to Stroke method, FLEX-5S installs insert to same distance each time. Weighing 4.2 lb, tool has aluminum body, single-stage trigger, and Socket Head Cap Screw Mandrel.
Original Press Release:
Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC FLEX-5 Rivet Nut Installation Tool
Sherex Fastening Solutions, the world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of blind rivet nuts & other specialty fasteners offers a tool for any & every application.
The new FLEX-5 Rivet Nut Tool Series features 5,000 pounds (22kN) of pulling force and 7mm (0.276 in.) of available stroke. The tool is capable of installing rivet nuts from M3 to M10 and 6-32 to 3/8-24 & rivet nut studs from M5 to M8 and 10-24 to 5/16-24. The tool is based on an innovative modular design that offers the flexibility of both pull to pressure and pull to stroke installation methods allowing the proper method to be used based on the application requirements.
The FLEX-5P utilizes a Pull to Pressure method of installation. This method allows the same insert type to be installed into varying material thicknesses (within the Grip Range of the part) without any adjustment to the tool. The FLEX-5S utilizes a Pull to Stroke method of installation. This method allows the insert to be installed to the same distance each time. This is helpful when installing into soft materials (prevents crushing of the base material) or when a specific Installed Length is required. Both tools can be converted into the other by using the Sherex tool conversion kit.
The SFS FLEX-5 has the ability to be upgraded from the original base tool to different levels of process monitoring that will provide feedback to the operator ensuring each rivet nut is set properly. The original base tool also will offer upgrades such as conversion to an in-line tool and conversion to a split tool with a remote booster.
The SFS FLEX-5 has an all aluminum body which will give it added strength and durability relative to plastic tools in the market. It features a single stage trigger and Socket Head Cap Screw Mandrel. The SFS FLEX-5 is one of the lightest tools of its kind in the marketplace at only 4.2 pounds and comes in a convenient & easy to carry case.
To learn more about the new SFS FLEX-5 Tool including a full demo, please visit www.sherex.com.
Also make sure to contact Sherex about our FLEX-18 Tool. This rivet nut insert installation tool has 18,000 lbs. of pulling force which makes it the strongest rivet nut insert installation tool on the market.
Sherex Fastening Solutions is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Sherex blind rivet nuts, brass inserts, and other specialty fastening products. All blind rivet nuts and brass inserts are manufactured by our own TS16949 production facility and we provide unsurpassed customer service and support before and after the sale. For additional information on any of the Sherex brand fasteners & tools, please contact Sherex at 866-474-3739 or visit our website at www.sherex.com.
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