Gesipa® Bulb Tite Rivets
Looking for a rivet that can be used in a specific application can be confusing, especially if you don’t know where to start. Here at RivetLab, our team is experienced in recommending the most appropriate rivets you need and may want to use. One of which is the Gesipa® Bulb Tite® rivet.
With Bulb Tite® rivets you can choose among different options of head styles including the Standard Dome, Large Flange and Countersunk.
Bulb Tite® rivets are also available in steel and aluminium materials. Aluminium will provide a long-lasting, non-rusting fastener that is resistant to weather-related corrosion. While those available in steel materials are for applications requiring greater strength.
You can always rely on effective, timely and reliable service at RivetLab. With the team’s years of experience, we assure you that we can help with your most difficult fastening requirements!
Contact us today at 02 9882 1112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help you choose the most appropriate and suitable rivets you need for your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
● What is a Bulb Tite Rivet?
Bulb Tite® Rivet is a trademark of Gesipa® Blindniettechnik GmbH. It is the original load spreading rivet. During installation, the rivet body folds into three legs creating a large blind side surface area. The distributed clamp force allows soft or thin materials to be joined without damage. After installation, the rivet mandrel will break flush and is locked inside of the rivet body to achieve an impressive shear strength. Bulb Tite® Rivet is usually supplied with an EPDM rubber washer, which assists in creating a weather-proof seal.
● What is Bulb Tite Rivet used for?
Bulb Tite® Rivets are originally designed for the steel construction industry. However, due to their versatility, they can be used perfectly for many other applications including truck and trailer building and repairs; height safety and abseiling anchor point installation; ventilation systems and roofing.
● What is the most popular application of Bulb Tite Rivets in Australia?
In Australia, the height safety industry has developed fall arrest systems which use the Gesipa® RV6605-9-6W Bulb Tite® rivets to secure harness points to thin roof sheet such as Colorbond®. This is a quick, easy and secure way to install anchor points. The rubber seal and locked mandrel create a water-tight joint which is required for this type of installation. In addition, the Gesipa® RV6604-6-4W Bulb Tite® rivets have been commonly used for the installation of Lysaght roof sheet.
● Can I use a normal rivet gun to install Bulb Tite Rivets?
Yes, you can use a normal rivet gun to install Bulb Tite® Rivets, but the tool needs to be configured with the Bulb Tite® nosepiece and jaws. Also, the diameter of the rivet should be within the setting capacity of the tool.