Our reputation as the
pioneer of modern day
self-pierce riveting has
been built on providing
creative products and
joining solutions for our
the world. We invite you
to take advantage of
How SPR Benefits Your Assembly
Self-pierce riveting is a process of joining two or more layers using an engineered rivet. Unlike
conventional riveting, HSPR does not require a drilled or punched hole. In terms of
product design and ease of integration into your manufacturing process, HSPR
is a very flexible system. Ensuring superior, consistent joint
performance, HSPR can outperform both conventional
riveting and welding.
The The rivet is 3. 4.
installation driven into As the tool The result
tool clamps the material continues is a strong,
the stack at a to drive the secure
materials controlled rivet, it flares joint.
together. force, into the
piercing the bottom
top layer. layer(s) of
Benefits of using
self-pierce riveting technologies
• Can fasten stacks of 2 or more layers;
current applications include up to Benefits over welding
12mm total thickness in aluminum and • HSPR can join dissimilar materials
6mm in steel • HSPR installation equipment is operator- and
• Will not damage coated or painted environment-friendly:
applications – no cooling water or fume extraction is required
• Provides repeatable joint strength – no waste products are generated
• Eliminates hole preparation – noise levels are low, typically <80dBa
• Can replace expensive, multi-piece • Riveted joints can be checked visually for proper
• Provides superior static and dynamic • HSPR is compatible with adhesives and sealants,
load-carrying capabilities including layered sheets
• Because the bottom layer is not pierced, • HSPR can be used on coated and painted surfaces,
an HPSR joint can prevent the ingress of and will create better joints even on steel with
liquids or gases through the fastened thicker coatings of zinc
joint • Because HSPR is a cold form process, distortion due
to heat-affected zones is eliminated
Henrob‘s philosophy is to design reliable, robust solutions for production. This
is achieved with the aid of 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software
allowing in-depth modeling of tools and product access studies. Finite
Element Analysis (FEA) software is used to ensure adequate life expectancy of
Electric servo and hydraulic systems are available. The size, shape and
configuration can be engineered to place the fasteners quickly and
consistently. A lower-weight frame can be built to
accommodate pre-existing equipment.
Optional process monitoring equipment ensures proper,
consistent placement with manual, pedestal or
Many feed systems are available, including tape,
mechanical cassettes and loose feed. Robotic placing
arms and process monitoring
equipment can be integrated
• Rivlite Manual Tool
• Single- and double-acting
• Pre-clamp systems
• RivMon process monitor
• Hydraulic pre-clamp-based
• Electric-servo based
• Mistake-proofing options
• C-frames to meet your
• Handling accessories
Whether developing a new product or streamlining assembly of an existing one, you can
rely on Henrob’s experience and innovation in fastening technology. Henrob fastening
systems have benefited applications in a wide variety of industries around the world.
From standard tools to customised systems, from rivet joint design assistance to
automated assembly cells, Henrob can find your optimal solution.
Materials that can be fastened construction
• steel (including high strength steel)
• plastics such as nylon
• sheets with an intermediate layer of
adhesive, insulation, sealants, etc.
recreational automotive transportation
industrial ductwork white goods agricultural electronics
About the company
Henrob’s principal activity is designing and manufacturing self-piercing rivets and installation systems, for which
the company holdsa a number of patents.
Established in Flint, England in 1985, Henrob has grown to include operations in the USA, Australia and Germany.
Additional distribution channels throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim allow easy access to a wide variety of
markets worldwide. In all industries, Henrob is the world leader in self-pierce riveting technology.
For more information
voice: 800.4.HENROB (43 6762)
or contact one of our North American offices listed below:
Henrob Corporation Henrob Corporation
22655 Heslip Drive 9805 NorthCross Center Court, Suite A
Novi, MI 48375 Huntersville, NC 28078
248.344.0032 voice: 704.987.8005
fax: 248.344.0184 fax: 704.987.8006
Henrob® and RivMon™ are registered trademarks of Henrob Corporation. ALMAC is a trademark of MacDermid.