This dimpling and squeezing system first debuted at Oshkosh 2010 and was a huge success.
The first of the units are ready to be shipped and the other attachments will follow soon.
View the videos below to see the tool in action, and fill out the form if you would like to be updated on product pricing and availability as that information becomes available.
WHAT IS IT?
The MDS Hydropneumatic System (HPRS) is composed of a pressure intensifier and various rivet forming heads, which uses compressed shop air at 90 psig to generate hydraulic pressure at 3,500 psig. This substantially higher hydraulic pressure is then used by the forming heads to form rivets or perform other related tasks such as dimpling of skins. Using hydraulic fluid allows for smaller and lighter forming heads over traditional rivet forming tools.
WHAT IS “HYDROPNEUMATIC” ANYWAY?
Hy`dro`pneu`mat´ic - Pertaining to, or depending upon, both liquid and gaseous substances
HOW IS THE MDS RIVETER SYSTEM DIFFERENT?
Existing powered riveters such as traditional C-yoke squeezers and most pop rivet pullers are integrally packaged. These units are relatively bulky and heavy, as compared to the MDS HPRS.
Different tasks essentially require the user to re-purchase the force generation portion (Intensifier) for each new tool. The MDS Intensifier can be used to power different matched forming heads, such as a Blind Rivet Puller and Alligator Squeezer heads.
For a given force range, these heads are all lighter and more compact than anything currently on the market. In this case, smaller is better.
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