During the setting process, edges on the mandrel head cut the rivet shaft into four segments. These four segments then unfold on the component surface thus forming the large locking head. Once the mandrel reaches its predetermined breakload, the mandrel head falls out of the rivet body. The large locking head allows connecting soft or britt le components and helps transfer high tensile forces.
ARCO® body-bound blind rivets are preferably used for plastic or wood element assembly, caravan manufacturing and fastening of cladings.