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RIFAST® SYSTEMTECHNIK –  INNOVATIONS WITH A SYSTEM

RIFAST®, Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik is a globally renowned manufacturer of fasteners based in Schwabach, Germany, which has struck a nerve in the automobile industry. The reason: The RIFAST® system not only includes production and sales of high-quality functional elements, but also offers the joining technology behind it at the same time.

Our success shows that we meet the increasing demands in the field of sheet joining technology with our package,’ summarises Ralph A. Bergner, Head of Division Management of RIFAST® Systemtechnik: ‘Manufacturers are tending to focus ever more strongly on their core competencies and are increasingly shifting the development of components with greater production depth to their suppliers. We meet this desired evolution of product suppliers to technology suppliers precisely with RIFAST®.’

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RIFAST® LIGHTWEIGHT NUT (LBM)

Compact product design ensures that weight can be reduced by up to 75 percent with the new RIFAST® lightweight nut (LBM), depending on design. That saves about one kilogram in the use of around 220 nuts for body construction. The space saving thanks to the smaller dimensions of the nut also allows more flexibility in the use of the installation space.

 

RIFAST® CLINCHING NUT (ENM) AND
RIFAST® CLINCHING BOLT (ENB)

The RIFAST® clinching nut (ENM) and RIFAST® clinching bolt (ENB) were developed in answer to the increasing use of high-strength and ultra high-strength steel in the automotive industry. Both products can be used in steel with a tensile strength greater than 600 MPa. A crucial part of the solution here is a compression collar which is designed so that the functional elements fill the pre-punched hole in the steel, thus ensuring a smooth mounting surface for the installation components.

 

RIFAST® CSE INLINE-DPC

The new RIFAST® CSE Inline-DPC makes the pre-piercing of holes, which was once required for the processing of the staking bolt (EPB), unnecessary. The C-frame is designed so that it completely takes over the pre-piercing and doming – before the staking bolt is inserted. This is made possible by the newly developed servo direct drive (CLD).