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New expanded Rivit Catalogues

18th August 2017
Rivit Srl has introduced two new technical catalogues dedicated to its Industry Division - the 8/1 Blind Rivets Catalogue and the 4/2 Rivet Nuts Catalogue. These new publications are extremely easy-to-use catalogues, and researching products for different needs, is now very simple: all the information is immediate and clear, the technical data and the applications quickly illustrate the product…

The importance of bolting joints in automobiles

17th August 2017
An average automobile comprises of approximately 2,000 – 3,000 different types of screws. For the most stressed structural nodes operators can use high-stressed screws (HSS) that offer compactness and strength. Ferodom s.r.o points out that a typical automotive application for high-stressed screws is the bolted joints that are used to fasten wheels (pictured below). Characteristic features of …

An insight into DIN 7500 standard

16th August 2017
First published: 1st July 2014 By Peter Witzke, vice president engineering/quality, Bossard AG Ref: FFT141407/38 The DIN 7500 standard was first published in the late seventies and has been updated a number of times since. Simultaneously with the publication of DIN 7500-2 “guideline values for hole diameters” the standard for screws was named DIN 7500-1. However, most often the screws are …

Preventing nut and bolt self-loosening

15th August 2017
Many applications require a dismountable, yet durable, screw joint but often this freedom to dismantle comes at a price because the chosen securing method has limitations, argues Henkel. Why assemblies failThreaded assemblies generally fail because of a loss of bolt tension, the main causes of which are relaxation and self-loosening. Relaxation results in a change in bolt tension, which leads to …

Providing the highest standards of bolt security

14th August 2017
The HEICO Group, based in Ense in Westphalia, Germany, has been at the forefront of fastener technology since its inception well over 100 years ago. A truly international organisation with over a dozen subsidiaries and employing over 430 people, the group is well placed to provide the highest standards of bolt security to a worldwide customer base. The family owned business has a long tradition…

Co-developing innovations with customers

11th August 2017
One of the defining trends in the automotive industry currently is the development of more environmentally friendly vehicles. While alternative drives, such as electric or hydrogen engines, are on the rise, the majority of vehicles globally are still using combustion engines - sometimes in combination with other engine types, such as hybrid cars. One of the measures concerning climate warming is t…

Adhesives win Airbus Industrial Qualification

10th August 2017
As an authorised UK distributor, Techsil has announced that five of Momentive’s 1-part RTV silicone adhesive sealants have achieved Airbus Industrial Qualification for use in aircraft assembly, maintenance, repair and overhaul. According to Techsil, these ready-to-use RTV adhesive sealants are extremely versatile and resilient. They provide low temperature flexibility, self-adhesion properties,…

Fasteners for electronics

9th August 2017
First published: 1st October 2012 By Alan Gardner, global marketing manager, MacDermid Industrial Solutions Ref: FFT071210/14 Fasteners are extensively used in electronic applications such as computers, consumer units, mobile communications and switches. Fasteners for electronics are coated with finishes which both protect and enhance the base metal properties whilst avoiding thread fill o…

What is a locking nut and in what circumstances would you require one?

8th August 2017
Typically when using fasteners they would not be expected to come loose, explains Staytite Ltd. But in some applications this is exactly what will occur unless a locking nut is employed. So why is it then, that in some situations a standard nut just will not suffice? If it is difficult to put on, then it should be equally difficult to remove - right? This is the basic thought behind a large pro…

BRALO parts in the automotive sector

7th August 2017
BRALO S.A is a Spanish manufacturer of rivets and fastening systems that works hand in hand with the automotive sector – providing a complete service and quality products, as well as above all a partnership built on trust. For BRALO its key objective has always been process optimisation, aimed at products with an added value: Pieces created in a sustainable process and with a safety and efficie…