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Steady Industrial Fasteners Co., Ltd.

Steady Industrial Fasteners Co., Ltd. is and , specialized in producing Blind Fasteners, including Rivet Nuts, Rivets, Clinching Fasteners and Welding Studs. With more than 10 years experience in production and exporting, STEADY is a High & New technology enterprise founded in 2001.

Wtih ISO 9001:2009, TS16949 certified facilities in Zhejiang, China. We can manufacture 1.5 billion blind rivets that meet DIN7337, IFI and GB(chinese) standards annually, Plus 283 million pieces rivet nuts 120 million pieces of clinching fasteners annually, that most competitors can not simply compete.


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STEADY manufactures over thousands different type of blind rivet nuts in steel,aluminium and stainless steel, diameter from M3-M16 in metric and UNC #6-32 to UNC 1/2-13 in inch. High advantage in stainless steel blind rivets both for open and sealed type, mutigrip,monobolt and other structural rivets. We focus on "one stop shopping" and with advantage of large production capacity , consistent quality, competitive prices, punctual delivery and excellent serverices before and after sales, STEADY has become one of the leading blind fasteners manufacuture & supplier in Asia.

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What are the primary differences between pneumatic and hydraulic rivet tools in terms of operation, performance, and application suitability?

Pneumatic and hydraulic rivet tools are both power tools used for fastening rivets, but they operate on different principles and have distinct characteristics. Here are the primary differences between pneumatic and hydraulic rivet tools in terms of operation, performance, and application suitability:
1. Power Source:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Operate using compressed air as the power source.
Require an air compressor to generate the necessary air pressure.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
Operate using hydraulic fluid as the power source.
Require a hydraulic pump or power unit to generate hydraulic pressure.
2. Operation:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Use compressed air to actuate a piston or hammer mechanism.
The force is generated by the expansion of compressed air.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
Use hydraulic pressure to actuate a piston or cylinder.
The force is generated by the movement of hydraulic fluid.
3. Force and Torque:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Tend to provide lower force compared to hydraulic tools.
Suitable for lighter-duty applications.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
Provide higher force and torque capabilities.
Suitable for heavy-duty applications and applications requiring higher force.
4. Speed:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Generally operate at higher speeds.
Suitable for applications where speed is a critical factor.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
May have slower operation compared to pneumatic tools.
Provide high force but may have a slower cycle time.
5. Size and Weight:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Typically more compact and lighter.
Easier to handle and maneuver.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
Tend to be bulkier and heavier.
May require more effort for handling and positioning.
6. Precision:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Can offer good precision and control.
Suitable for applications where accuracy is important.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
Can provide precise control over force and movement.
Suitable for applications requiring high precision.
7. Application Suitability:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Well-suited for a wide range of applications, including assembly lines, automotive, and general manufacturing.
Ideal for applications where mobility and speed are critical.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
Commonly used in heavy-duty applications, such as construction, shipbuilding, and metal fabrication.
Ideal for applications requiring high force and torque.
8. Maintenance:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Generally require less maintenance.
Air-powered components are often simpler and more durable.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
May require more maintenance due to the complexity of hydraulic systems.
Hydraulic seals and components may need periodic inspection and replacement.
9. Cost:
Pneumatic Rivet Tools:
Often more cost-effective to purchase and operate.
Air compressors are generally more affordable than hydraulic power units.
Hydraulic Rivet Tools:
Tend to be more expensive to purchase and maintain.
Hydraulic power units can be costly.
Choosing between pneumatic and hydraulic rivet tools depends on the specific requirements of the application, including the force needed, precision required, and the environment in which the tool will be used. Each type has its advantages and is better suited to certain types of tasks.