New EMR technologies have been developed in response to customer demand for better process control and reliability. In hand riveting of large panels visual contact between operators is blocked. A reliable means was required to insure that guns could only discharge when properly deployed upon opposing ends of the rivet. A second problem is to satisfy the demand for improved process control in EMR operation. These goals were achieved by implementing a fully digital control scheme for the EMR operation. These new technologies are covered in this paper.