Why do I need construction fasteners?

Many accidents occur each year on construction sites due to negligence in following the safety guidelines. One of the safety guidelines involves the use of construction fasteners. Construction fasteners are hardware devices, like bolts and nuts, that are used to adjoin two objects. There are permanent and mobile fasteners. These fasteners provide efficiency, durability and…

The most common fastener mistakes

Whether you’re on a construction site or at home, making mistakes with your fasteners can come with serious problems. Learn about the most common fastener mistakes and avoid jeopardizing your project. Using the wrong tool to fasten it When you choose a fastener, consider the type of tool you need to fasten it with. For…

Specific types of fasteners for industrial use

Fastening systems are essential in holding together various types of equipment, including small household equipment e.g., tables to large machinery. Below is a brief description of the different types of fasteners. Nuts They are made of steel and come in different shapes Bolts They are made of steel rods with a head on one end.…

Conditions that may require replacement of fasteners

Fasteners are essential for construction projects and, therefore, should be stored under the right conditions. Storing your fasteners under poor conditions can cause damage due to wear and tear. The following conditions may require the replacement of fasteners. Corrosion- iron made fasteners tend to corrode, thereby, weakening and destroying the fasteners. Excessive stress- for instance,…

What causes the self-loosening of fasteners?

The self-loosening of nuts and fasteners is common in any type of dynamic loads, such as changes in temperature, intense vibrations, or even poor-fitting parts. Such loads often have short term frictionless situations which cause the bolts to unwind from the nuts. Usually, the effects of dynamic loads such as vibrations take weeks or months…

Why you should use nylon fasteners

Nylon is a sturdy plastic used by several manufacturing companies to construct a variety of materials. It has numerous uses due to its superior physical properties. Here are some reasons why nylon is excellent for making fasteners. It is well-suited to making fire-resistant materials since it doesn’t burn; instead, it melts. Nylon can also be…

All you need to know about High-temperature fasteners

High-temperature fasteners are fasteners that are specifically designed to take on high temperatures. Regular fasteners melt when their temperatures reach 1000 degrees Fahrenheit or more. These high temperatures typically cause oxidation, which is corrosion or rusting in regular fasteners. High-temperature fasteners are designed to withstand extreme heat without damage. High-temperature fasteners are usually made from…

Chemical anchors: extra strength for your projects

When fastening pieces of concrete, mechanical anchors are a widely-used and economically viable option. There are, however, other fastening systems to choose from when considering which anchor to use in your construction projects. Chemical anchors are complex devices that offer greater flexibility and strength than mechanical anchors. The process of installing chemical anchors requires the…

4 things you should know about using Huck bolts

Are you in need of permanent fasteners? The Huck fastening system is a simple-to-install system that is permanent and better suited to your needs compared to welding. Huck bolts come in many sizes to give you a choice for your individual fastening needs. Here are 4 things you need to know about Huck bolts. Huck…
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