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Bulb Tite Blind Rivets

"Bulb tight" Blind Rivets Handle Your Attaching Problems with Ease and at Low Costs

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HOW THE BULB-TITE WORKS:
During installation the rivet body folds into three separate legs, forming the blind-side upset head. The Bulb-tite mandrel breaks off *flush with the rivet head. *Flush mandrel break requires use of special Bulb-tite installation tool nose tip.
WEATHER TIGHT:
A special nose tip on the rivet installation tool crimps a crown feature on the rivet head. This crown-crimp effectively seals the rivet bore off from intrusion of dirt and moisture. Adding the optional washer to the Bulb-tite, creates an additional seal around the perimeter of the rivet head, to stop moisture from intruding beneath the rivet head.
HIGH STRENGTH:
Another benefit of the Bulb-tite rivetís retained mandrel core is the added strength it provides. Bulb-tite rivets are less prone to failure in high shear loads.
HIGH CLAMPING:
The large three-legged upset head evenly distributes the Bulb-tite rivetís high clamp load over a broader bearing surface than do conventional blind rivets. This enables soft, thin, ductile and even brittle materials to be securely clamped without deformation, cracking or other damage to the application.
HARD-TO-FASTEN APPLICATIONS:
Bulb-tite rivets function well in materials where other fasteners fail. The folded legs individually conform to curved surfaces enabling fastening onto pipes, corrugations and other challenging shaped applications. Oversized or elongated holes can be adequately covered by the large leg formations to resist pull through under stress in high tension-load applications.
MULTI-GRIP
CAPABILITY: Each Bulb-tite handles a wide variation in material thickness. Most sizes fasten over a 1/4" thickness range. Fewer rivet sizes may be required resulting in reduced inventory requirements and simplified fastener selection.
CHOICE OF FINISHED APPEARANCE:
Bulb-tite rivets are offered in a variety of head styles. Standard Dome, Low Profile, Large Flange and Countersunk head styles are available. Color matched plastic finish caps can be snapped onto certain Bulb-tite head styles to conceal installed rivet heads. The unique Shaveable Head Bulb-tite was specifically designed for use in heavy truck and trailer applications where solid rivets are used. They are ideal for repair of solid riveted assemblies where access to the applicationís blind side may be no longer accessible. The Shaveable Bulb-tite rivet head is finished using a special head-shaving tool. Shaved Bulb-tite rivet heads then match the appearance of solid rivets in the assembly.
MATERIAL CHOICES:
The standard Bulb-tite rivets are made of aluminum alloy, providing a durable non-rusting fastener that can withstand weather-related corrosion. Some Bulb-tite sizes are also available in steel and monel materials where higher strength is required.
Bult-tite Part Numbers

Part Numbers

A - Head Diameter
B - Head Height
D - Body Diameter
F - Blind Side Protrusion
L - Rivet Body Length

ALUMINUM RIVET/ALUMINUM MANDREL
Head Style Rivet Dia. Nom. GESIPA Part Number Grip Range Hole Size Drill No. Dimensions (Inches) Typ. Strengths (lbs.)

D

max

B

max

A

L

max

F

ref

Shear Tensile
Countersunk Head 3/16" RV6601-0604 .106-.250 .209-.221 #4 .205

.108

w/crown

.340

min

.770 .935 675 450
RV6601-0606 .187-.375 .895 1.060
RV6601-0608 .312-.500 1.020 1.185
RV6601-0610 .437-.625 1.145 1.310
RV6601-0612 .563-.750 1.270 1.435
1/4" RV6601-0804 .150-.250 .250-.263 E .246 .164

.452

min

.815 1.005 1100 675
RV6601-0806 .187-.375 .940 1.130
RV6601-0808 .250-.500 1.065 1.255
Low Profile Flat Head 5/32" RV6602-0504 .125-.250 .162-.167 #20 .161 .057 .355-.375 .790 .862 350 225
RV6602-0506 .187-.375 .852 .987
RV6602-0508 .250-.500 .977 1.112
3/16" RV6602-0604 .125-.250 .209-.221 #4 .205 .062 .430-.455 .770 .935 675 450
RV6602-0606 .187-.375 .895 1.060
RV6602-0608 .250-.500 1.020 1.185
RV6602-0610 .375-.625 1.145 1.310
RV6602-0612 .500-.750 1.270 1.435
Dome Head Protruding Crown 5/32" RV6604-0504 .067-.250 .162-.167 #20 .161 .069 .343 .770 .925 350 225
RV6604-0508 .250-.500 .957 1.112
3/16" RV6604-0603 .050-.187 .209-.221 #4 .205 .088 .443 .687 .872 675 450
RV6604-0604 .062-.250 .750 .935
RV6604-0606 .187-.375 .875 1.060
RV6604-0608 .312-.500 1.000 1.185
RV6604-0610 .437-.625 1.125 1.310
RV6604-0612 .563-.750 1.250 1.435
1/4" RV6604-0804 .062-.250 .250-.263 1/4 .246 .113 .560 .795 1.005 1100 675
RV6604-0806 .125-.375 .920 1.130
RV6604-0808 .250-.500 1.045 1.235
RV6604-0810 .375-.625 1.170 1.360
9/32" RV6603-0903 .032-.187 .308-.327 5/16 .304 .145 .615 .843 1.000 1500 1100
RV6603-0906 .032-.375 1.090 1.325
RV6603-0910 .250-.625 1.340 1.575
RV6603-0912 .375-.750 1.465 1.700
Large Flange Prot. Crown 9/32" RV6605-0906 .042-.375 .308-.327 5/16 .304 .145 .743 1.090 1.325 1500 1100
RV6605-0910 .250-.625 1.340 1.575
RV6605-0912 .375-.750 1.465 1.700
Low Profile Head Recessed Crown 3/16" RV6606-0603 .050-.187 .209-.221 #4 .205 .094 .469 .687 .872 675 450
RV6606-0604 .062-.250 .750 .935
RV6606-0606 .187-.375 .875 1.060
RV6606-0608 .312-.500 1.000 1.185
RV6606-0610 .437-.625 1.125 1.310
RV6606-0612 .563-.750 1.250 1.435
1/4" RV6606-0804 .040-.250 .250-.263 1/4 .246 .111 .543 .795 1.005 1100 675
RV6606-0806 .125-.375 .920 1.130
RV6606-0808 .250-.500 1.045 1.255
RV6606-0810 .375-.625 1.170 1.380
STEEL RIVET/STEEL MANDREL
Head Style Rivet Dia. Nom. GESIPA Part Number Grip Range Hole Size Drill No. Dimensions (Inches) Typ. Strengths (lbs.)
D B A L F Shear Tensile
Countersunk Head 1/4" RV6671-0804 .150-.250 .250-.263 1/4 .246 .147 .494 .895 1.005 1250 950
RV6671-0806 .187-.375 1.020 1.130
RV6671-0808 .250-.500 1.145 1.355
Dome Head Recessed Crown 1/4" RV6676-0804 .040-.250 .250-.263 1/4 .246 .111 .542 .795 1.005 1250 950
RV6676-0806 .125-.375 .920 1.130
RV6676-0808 .250-.500 1.045 1.255
RV6676-0810 .375-.625 1.170 1.380
MONEL RIVET/STAINLESS STEEL MANDREL
Head Style Rivet Dia. Nom. GESIPA Part Number Grip Range Hole Size Drill No. Dimensions (Inches) Typ. Strengths (lbs.)
D B A L F Shear Tensile
Dome Head Recessed Crown 1/4" RV6696-0804 .040-.250 .250-.263 1/4 .246 .111 .542 .795 1.005 2100 1455
RV6696-0806 .125-.375 .920 1.130
RV6696-0808 .250-.500 1.045 1.255
RV6696-0810 .375-.625 1.170 1.380
ALUMINUM RIVET/ALUMINUM MANDREL
Head Style Rivet Dia. Nom. GESIPA Part Number Grip Range Hole Size Drill No. Dimensions (Inches) Typ. Strengths (lbs.)
D B A L F Shear Tensile
Shaveable Brazier Head 5/32" RV6607-0505 .020-.312 .162-.167 #20 .161 .072 .312 .800 .920 350 225
3/16" RV6607-0606 .050-.375 .209-.221 #4 .205 .094 .469 .875 1.060 675 450
RV6607-0608 .050-.500 .205 .094 .469 1.000 1.185 675 450
1/4" RV6607-0808 .050-.500 .250-.263 1/4 .246 .120 .469 1.045 1.235 1100 675
RV6601 Countersunk Head (82ƒ) RV6602 Low Profile Flat Head

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Shaveable Series

The Shaveable series of Bulb-tite rivets are designed for use in applications where solid ìbuckedî type rivets are commonly used such as truck/trailer body assembly or repair. The Shaveable Bulb-tite simplifies repairs made to solid riveted assemblies, as rivet replacement does not require access to the blind side of the application. The Bulb-titeís large blindside footprint functions well in rivet holes that have become elongated or too large to allow use of a solid rivet. Simply install the Bulb-tite and finish the rivet head with an Olympic head-shaving tool. The shaved head profile perfectly matches the solid brazier head rivets used elsewhere in the assembly. Shaveable Bulb-tites are available in 5/32î, 3/16î and 1/4î diameters. Shaveable Series rivets can be installed with most standard blind rivet nut tools. No special tool nose tip is required. The installed rivets mandrel is designed to break high, leaving an exposed mandrel plug extending above the set fastenerís head.

Bulb-tite Shaveable Install Sequence 1
  1. Protruding mandrel is snipped flush with rivet's head.
Bulb-tite Shaveable Install Sequence 2
  1. Shaver tool installed in a standard 1/4" drill, shaves rivet head.
Bulb-tite Shaveable Install Sequence 3
  1. Shaved Bulb-tite rivets match solid rivets perfectly.

RIVET HEAD SHAVER The HS310 Shaver is used to shave and finish the heads on the RV6607 series of Shaveable Aluminum Bulb-tite rivets. Installed rivets are first trimmed of the excess mandrel protruding above the rivet head using the RV57 trimmer. Next, the HS310 is mounted in a standard 3/8” drill and positioned over the rivet head. Actuating the shaver finishes the rivet head to provide the appearance of a brazier head solid rivet. TO-RV-7609-5 for use with RV6607-5 series Bulb-tites (5/32” diameter); TO-RV-7609 for use with RV6607-6 and -8 (3/16” and 1/4” diameters).

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