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Installation Method
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Using your prefered type of installation tool. KJ60 air tool and N200 hand tool shown for reference only.
Ensuring that you are using the correct grip size rivet nut for the panel you will be installing into, screw the rivet nut fully on to the tools threaded mandrel.
Follow the instructions specific to your tool to set the correct stroke length for proper rivet nut placement. Fully insert the rivet nut into the hole in the work piece.
Ensuring that you are holding the tool perpendicular to the work piece, operate the tool to set the rivet nut in place.
Unscrew the threaded mandrel from the rivet nut. That’s it. Your rivet nut is now installed.
To ensure that the rivet nut performs as intended it is important that an optimum bulge is formed.
Material & Finish
Heavy Duty Electro Zinc Plated Steel (ZI96) Heavy Duty Electro Zinc Plated Steel for up to 12.9 bolts (HTZI96) Stainless Steel (A2) Stainless Steel for up to 12.9 bolts (HTS) Aluminium (AL) Aluminium (AL) for up to 8.8 bolts (HTA) Brass (BR)
Part Number Examples
Part number is made up as follows: (Type) (Thread code) (Grip Code) (Material/Finish code) For example: OPTI-BCTS M6 0525 ZI96 (Optinut Reduced Head Bulge Controlled-M6-suitable for 0.5-2.5mm panel thickness-heavy duty electro zinc plated steel) OPTI-BCTS M8 3050 HTS (Optinut Reduced Head Bulge Controlled-M8-suitable for 3.0-5.0mm panel thickness-high strength stainless steel for use with up to 12.9 bolts)
RoHS REACH COMPLIANT
M4 x 0.7
7.0
8.00
14.0
1525
1.5 - 2.5
0.50
6.90
15.0
2535
2.5 - 3.5
8.0
16.0
3545
3.5 - 4.5
17.0
4555
4.5 - 5.5
1.5
Dimensional
Thread Size
Hole Size +0.1 -0.0
D
L Nom.
L2 Ref.
Grip Code
To suit panel thickness (min - max)
S
B ±0.09
M8 x 1.25
11.0
12.00
19.5
1030
1.0 - 3.0
0.60
10.90
23.0
3050
3.0 - 5.0
12.5
24.0
4565
4.5 - 6.5
27.0
6080
6.0 - 8.0
M10 x 1.5
13.0
14.00
25.0
1035
1.0 - 3.5
0.60
12.90
28.0
3560
3.5 - 6.0
16.5
32.0
6085
6.0 - 8.5
C Min.
2.3
2.7
M6 x 1.0
9.0
10.00
16.0
0525
0.5 - 2.5
0.50
8.90
19.0
2540
2.5 - 4.0
10.5
20.5
4055
4.0 - 5.5
22.0
5570
5.5 - 7.0
2.0
M5 x 0.8
8.0
9.00
16.0
0520
0.5 - 2.0
0.50
7.90
17.0
2030
2.0 - 3.0
9.5
18.0
3040
3.0 - 4.0
19.0
4050
4.0 - 5.0
1.8
0515
0.5 - 1.5
13.5
Info
Optinut Reduced Head Bulge Controlled is a new type of high performance rivet nut designed to provide much improved performance over conventional rivet nuts.  Optinut provides a strong captivated thread in panels and is ideally suited to applications where only one side of the panel is accessible such as box or tube section. Unlike conventional rivet nuts, Optinut Bulge Controlled features a controlled upset point and larger bulge formation which allows for perfect installation even in oversize or irregular holes. The bulge is formed without placing load on the panel or hole wall, so they are especially suitable for use in softer or brittle materials such as composites or sandwich sections for example. Available in thread sizes M4 to M10, in RoHS compliant heavy duty electro zinc plated steel (giving 96 hour salt spray protection), heavy duty electro zinc plated high strength steel suitable for use with up to 12.9 bolts, 304 stainless steel, high strength stainless steel suitable for use with up to 12.9 bolts, aluminium, high strength aluminium suitable for use with up to 8.8 bolts and brass. They can be installed into panels as thin as 0.5mm and as thick as 8.5mm. In addition to standard grips they can also be manufactured in grip ranges to suit your exact application requirement.   Requiring the same installation tooling as conventional rivet nuts, tools range from very low cost hand tools for low volume, to air powered automatic installation guns for high volume applications.   Optinuts have an advantage over other captivated fasteners because they can be installed on site or used for repair work to replace a previously installed fastener that has failed. The advantage of installation from one side of the application means that access to the back of the panel is never required. OptiNut is a registered trademark of Northern Precision Ltd.
Optinut Reduced Head Bulge Controlled Rivet Nuts OPTINUT BULGE CONTROL Controlled bulge formation for optimum performance.
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