Go FAR with Arpel 03 October 2017

Arpel Ltd, a rivet, rivet nut and tooling supplier, has a long-standing relationship with FAR Srl and is now positioned as the UK’s largest stockist of the Italian manufacturers’ tools, spares, rivets and rivet nuts.

The close relationship maintained with FAR has been the platform for expanding Arpel’s product range, through the addition of FAR rivets and rivet nuts to its FAR product portfolio. Sales Manager Nicola Boden explains; “We are increasingly recognised by customers for our specialist product knowledge and our depth of stock, which enable customers to purchase with confidence. We are committed to support UK and Ireland based distributors who have busy trade counters with FAR tools, spares, rivets and rivet nuts.” 

Arpel prides itself on its added value sales service. Nicola continues: “We at Arpel are constantly striving to ensure customers find it easy to buy and communicate with us. The business is focused on offering good quality products that provide the opportunity for distributors to obtain strong gross margins. Our after sales service extends to tool service and repairs. We also offer on-site technical and engineering support and tool hire.’

Arpel are currently promoting the FAR ‘All Star’ pneumatic tooling range for rivets and rivet nuts, consisting of five key tools, popular in many types of application. 

The Far RAC 171 riveter is a dependable rivet tool capable of setting 4.8mm – 7.8mm rivets. It also offers the advantage of setting 3/16 inch and ¼ inch heavy duty structural rivets such as FARBOLT and Monobolts without fuss. 

The FAR RAC 180 riveter is a hydro pneumatic tool which sets blind rivets up to 4.8mm in steel and stainless steel and 6.4mm in aluminium. It will also set 4.8mm (3/16 inch) structural rivets including Magna-Lok and Monobolt applications.

The FAR FHU05 structural riveter is a heavy-duty tool, it will set structural rivets from 4.8mm (3/16 inch) to 7.8mm, as well as pin and collar fasteners up to 6.4mm (¼ inch). 

For rivet nuts the FAR KJ60 rivet nut tool is capable of setting rivet nuts from M3 through to M8 in steel, stainless steel and aluminium easily and without fuss. 

The FAR KJ45S is a heavy-duty pneumatic rivet nut gun ideally suited to high volume setting of threaded inserts in a production environment. This rivet nut tool will set rivet nuts from M4 right through to M12 in steel, stainless steel and aluminium. 



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