When tackling a range of different assembly applications its important that we keep in mind the need for quick and efficient work which delivers a high-quality final product.
High strength fastening systems are an excellent alternative to bolting and hot riveting, which can largely be put down to the benefits from users and manufacturers. Quite simply, these benefits can be seen through speed of installation, user operation, simplified inspection procedures, tension & resistance achievement. This see’s an increase in greater safety, elimination of loosening, reduced equipment downtime and cost savings.
Let’s jump into these benefits a little further:
- Speed of Installation
High strength fastening systems are installed with either manual, pneumatic or hydraulic installation equipment. Using the most advanced fastening technology to date with a unique lock bolt design, creates a user friendly install experience. The fastening system consists of a bolt and collar to create a simple install. What this does, is reduce the install time required by the operator.
- Superior Joining Strength
The technology used in the HUCK fasteners has eliminated the frictional and human variables that exist when installing threaded fasteners. This produces a superior joining strength which hasn’t before been seen. HUCK bolts are also 17% stronger than the minimum strength bolts! These ensure an achievement of consistently high clamping forces and an elimination of loosening down the track.
- Minimal Operator Training and Quality Control
High strength fastening systems allow for minimal operator training and skill. The need to torque or apply a specified rotation to a threaded fastener has been eliminated and as such, lessens the degree of skill required to effect proper installation. Unskilled operators with minimal training can quickly achieve consistently high quality structural connections from first installation. Quality Control measures are also simple to implement with operators easily being able to visually inspect for the correct locking collar swaging during installation.
- Reduced Cost
What this generally means for most businesses is that we can see a significant potential for cost savings. Each of these factors that we have discussed contribute to varying degrees and can result in an overall reduction in manufacturing and assembly cost.