St. Louis, Missouri — September 30, 2013 — S-B Industries has announced the next in a series of new generation riveters, the R1A2 from Lobster Tools. Like its stablemate the R1A1, S-B Industries says the R1A2 has a tremendous strength to weight ratio. At 4,158 lbs. of traction power and 1â€ of stroke the R1A2 weighs only 3.8 lbs. The company says R1A2 is highly capable of setting 3/16â€ and 1/4″ standard and structural rivets in all materials.
â€œHistorically Lobster Tools has been an industry leader with innovative ergonomic technology in riveters,â€ said Michael Mervis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for S-B Industries. â€œThe new R1A2 heavy duty riveter continues that pedigree.â€
Additionally, Lobsterâ€™s R1A2 rivet tool has a high capacity mandrel collector helping the operator be more productive by not having to empty the spent mandrel tank as often. The integrated vacuum mandrel collection system is activated on the R1A2 rivet tool with a push on, push off button. When not in use, the off position reduces air compressor usage and cost. Plus, the company says new air circuitry design has produced a high power riveter with 30 percent less consumption of compressed air.
R1A2 is equipped with a 90 degree swivel air fitting accessible from either side of the tool allowing workers maximum flexibility, and the company says the reduced diameter frame head will help achieve access to tight areas.
The new R1A2 joins a group of ergonomic riveter and rivet nut setters manufactured by Lobtex and marketed by S-B Industries. For more information about S-B Industriesâ€™ new Lobster Tools Riveter R1A2, please visit s-bgroup.com/lobster/blind-rivet-tool.html.