Valley Precise Global Presents the

RIVET HOLE ALIGNMENT TOOL

 

For accurate alignment and subsequent reworking of aircraft rivet holes.

 

To precisely align, drill and ream while minimising potential damage to aircraft skin. 

"THE RIVET HOLE ALIGNMENT TOOL OFFERS FASTER PRECISION RIVET REWORK THAN  PREVIOUS SYSTEMS"

AS INDEPENDENTLY TESTED BY AUSTRALIAN AIRFORCE AND BAE SYSTEMS

ABOUT THE HOLE REWORK TOOL

WORLDS

FASTEST

The RIVET HOLE ALIGNMENT TOOL is a hand-held tool for the alignment of drills/reamers on structures requiring high dimensional tolerance and/or precise positioning of drilled features, for example, aircraft structures.

The tool has particular advantage in major structural areas such as main and secondary plane spars, beams, NLG, MLG, empennage strengthening attach plates (doublers) etc. where more strength is required from close tolerance fitting bolts and Hi-Lok, Hi Lite and Hi Tigues Fasteners.

The fully adjustable tool is aligned precisely with the rework hole in terms of position and orientation, locked in place, and then used to guide commercially available hand-held drills or reamers such that holes can be reliably drilled or reworked in very small increments and to precise tolerances.

The tool can be attached to any near flat surface on the reworked article at any orientation, including perpendicular and upside down, without the need for additional clamping mechanisms. It is powered by common workshop air supplies and is compatible with standard fittings. Consumables for the tool are inexpensive and simple to manufacture.

 

RIVET HOLE ALIGNMENT TOOL ADVANTAGES

The RIVET HOLE ALIGNMENT TOOL has the advantage of reducing the demands on the technician whilst eliminating errors related to drill or reamer alignment and centering. The tool can be used in both a manufacturing and rework/restoring scenario and helps to provide a consistent hole finish time after time.

It is particularly helpful when used in combination with hole cold expansion techniques where there are precise requirements for removal of initial hole damage and the provision of tight hole tolerances for the provision of interference fit fasteners. It is also useful for scenarios where holes are enlarged and at the same time “dragged” to a new centre in order to remove hole damage including cracking or to fit into tight structural situations.

 In short the RIVET HOLE ALIGNMENT TOOL's advantages are :

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ELIMINATION OF DRILL/REAMER

ALIGNMENT ISSUES

*Suitable for all types of Fasteners

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3

MAINTAINENANCE 

OF TIGHT TOLERANCES

*Critical for Hi-Lok, Hi Lite and Hi Tigues Fasteners

CAN BE OPERATED

UPSIDE DOWN

POWERED BY COMMON

WORKSHOP AIR

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TESTIMONIALS

"This device was a great assistance and a time saving efficiency during alignment of the holes to be reworked on aircraft fatigue critical structure"

Andrew Rowe 

BAE Systems

January 12, 2018

"Aircraft repair and life extension programs both current and future exist throughout the aircraft industry as worldwide military and civil fleets get older and the Rivet Hole Alignment Tool is perfect for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of such programs. "

Phil Jackson
Group Leader – Airworthiness & Life Evaluation

Department Science Technology Group ( Australia )

January 10, 2018

"Extremely effective in allowing Maintenance Teams to precisely replace rivets. Rivet replacement times have been slashed"

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

December 15, 2017

 
HOLE REWORK TOOL

BY VALLEY PRECISE GLOBAL

1 Matson Court

Gillman, South Australia 5013

Tel: +61 8 8 241 0888

sales@precise-amg.com.au

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