CONTROLRIV4.0 is a monitoring system from RIVIT Srl for blind rivets and rivet nuts, which helps plan the different placing operations; monitor the process of the work; as well as easily and safely analyse resulting data.
The system is connected to the riveting tools and, according to the working methods and to the predetermined settings made by the operator, the work of one or more tools is monitored in ‘real time’ in order to avoid mistakes and deactivations. The results are improved productivity, higher standard of work and reduced waste.
The system is designed in modules, with a ‘Master’ and 11 ‘Slaves’ to obtain up to 12 workstations managed simultaneously. The ‘Master’ with a touchscreen display and user-friendly software can easily interact with a PC, a PLC, as well as download all work data in a very simple way on portable storage drives. The ‘Slave’, more compact than the ‘Master’, only manages the operation of the riveting tool by indicating its status on integrated LEDs.
For working phases, visual and sound alerts have been designed to highlight correct or wrong applications, particularly the lack of air in the latter case. In addition, in order to have a clearer and more visible reference from afar, a three colour luminous tower with alarm siren is also available. Every single unit features a pneumatic valve that turns compressed air on and off to safely secure the system; best distinguish the working phases from the configuration ones; as well as prevent further errors in the event of a wrong application result.
CONTROLRIV4.0 works with tools for rivet nuts RIV938, RIV939, RIV949 and RIV916B, as well as with tools for blind rivets RIV503, RIV504, RIV508, RIV511B and RIV300.
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