How to pick the right fasteners for industrial use

The type of fasteners you pick for industrial applications is critical. Although picking the right fastener often goes unnoticed, using the wrong type can result in devastating problems. For instance, in oil, petroleum and gas industries, using inappropriate fasteners can cause leaks. This endangers the lives of thousands of people. So how can you pick…

Why bolts loosen and how to prevent this

Bolts are a great fastener choice in many applications because they are easy to dismantle. However, this makes them vulnerable to loss of preload and self-loosening. Bolt loosening can occur as a result of shock, dynamic load, vibration, creep, and settlement. If you’re performing a DIY project that involves the use of fasteners, you can…

Why should you invest in security screws?

Security screws prevent removal with standard tools like flat- and cross-head screwdrivers and hex keys. These special fasteners are often described as anti-theft, tamper-resistant and tamper-proof screws. Whatever you call them, they make it more difficult for people to steal items or access areas affixed with them. They’re used in a wide range of commercial,…

Why you should avoid over-tightening your fasteners

Installing fasteners may seem like a simple task, but over-tightening them can result in stripping and snapping screws and failed fasteners. For example, you need a torque setting when installing your fastener to make it spin and stretch into position. However, if you exceed the torque settings in an attempt to prevent your fastener from…

Most common custom fastener materials

Fasteners are made from a variety of materials, but it’s essential to choose a material type that best suits your project. Here are some of the most commonly used fastener materials. Steel fasteners They exist in four different types which include low carbon steel, medium carbon steel, alloy, and stainless steel. Titanium fasteners Titanium is…

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,…
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