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Arconic Fastening Systems

Arconic Fastening Systems

I75

TF3 3BQ Telford
United Kingdom
www.afsglobal.net

The Arconic Fastening Systems product range offers the greatest breadth and depth of fastening solutions available including: self-locking nuts, quick-release fasteners, draw latches, threaded inserts, lock-bolts & structural blind fasteners.

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  • THE NEW CAMLOC CAM-SAFE GROUNDING CONNECTION

    The Camloc Cam-Safe Grounding Connection is a unique system-based approach to provide electrical grounding in electro-risk applications, suitable for many industries including transportation, renewable energy and more.
    The system-based approach focuses on complete quality assurance by offering full process management, traceability
    and archiving from start to finish to reduce the risk of failure. The specially adapted intelligent tooling, a vast
    improvement on traditional installation methods currently available on the market, makes the installation quick and
    easy, and provides a true quality inspection feature.

    The system comprises of:
    • Grounding Studs
    • Grounding Nuts
    • Intelligent Installation Tooling
    • Integrated Barcode Readers
    • Software Process Management Tools

    https://www.afsindustrial.com/camloc-cam-safe

  • ARCONIC FASTENING SYSTEMS INTRODUCES NEW 316 MARINE GRADE (A4) STAINLESS STEEL MAGNA-LOK® BLIND FASTENING SYSTEM

    Retaining all the features of the standard version of the Magna-Lok structural blind fastener; including a wide grip range to accommodate large variations in joint thickness, 360 internal locking technology enabling the pin to be mechanically locked to the sleeve, expansion during installation for excellent joint tightness and high-quality resistance to liquid penetration; the 316 A4 stainless steel Magna-Lok fastener also offers corrosion resistance beyond anything else in the Huck blind fastener range.

    Known as ‘marine grade’ due to its preferred use in the construction of boats, ships, oil and gas rigs, and off-shore wind farm towers, 316 is an austenite stainless steel which contains 18 percent chromium and 12 percent nickel. Steel is considered stainless when its chromium content is at a minimum of 10.5 per cent. Therefore, a higher content will result in an enhanced corrosion resistance. Unreactive chromium III oxide can form on a component's surface, protecting the metal beneath from the environment. Nickel further increases the corrosion resistance of the resultant alloy.

    Andrew Smith, engineering manager at AFS, said: “Magna-Lok is the most popular and versatile of our structural blind fasteners. Combined with the demand from our customers for a high-performance corrosion-resistant fastener, it was the obvious choice on which to develop a 316 stainless steel version. In addition to offshore applications, we are also looking at its use in food processing machinery, heat exchangers, chemical storage facilities and medical equipment.”

    https://www.afsindustrial.com/pub/media/resources/...

  • ARCONIC FASTENING SYSTEMS INTRODUCES HIGH STRENGTH 12.7MM DIAMETER HUCK® MAGNA-LOK® FASTENER

    The large diameter 12.7mm Magna-Lok fastener has extremely high shear (44.4Kn) and tensile (31.1Kn) strengths, plus high resistance to joint failure. It offers 60 and 57 percent respective increases in shear and tensile strengths when compared to its predecessor, the R12 9.5mm fastener. The higher strength capability provides the user with the option of installing fewer fasteners per application, thus facilitating a reduced inventory, faster production times and potentially resulting in lighter-weight products.

    In addition to its high strength, the new product has all of the features of the standard Magna-Lok blind fastener, including a wide grip range to accommodate large variations in joint thickness, and 360° internal locking technology which enables the pin to be mechanically locked to the sleeve. Its expansion during installation also provides excellent joint tightness and high-quality resistance to liquid penetration. The 12.7mm diameter Magna-Lok fastener has been approved by the widely recognised Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

    “Customers looking to improve their assembly processes, and in particular the construction industry, can greatly benefit from the high shear and tensile strength of the new 12.7mm diameter Magna-Lok fastener”, said Joël Melquiot, AFS product manager for Huck and Marson brands. “We also see many applications for this product in the commercial transportation, green energy and agriculture markets due to the high resistance to joint failure.”

    https://www.afsindustrial.com/pub/media/resources/...

  • ARCONIC'S HUCK BOBTAIL LOCKBOLT FASTENER EARNS PRESTIGIOUS TECHNICAL RECOGNITION AND DEEMED MAINTENANCE-FREE

    The accreditation was awarded by internationally recognised approval body Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

    Declared by DIBt as ‘maintenance free’, the 12, 14, 16, 20mm and 1inch diameter BobTail is now approved to be used in both static and dynamic civil engineering applications. The test results met DIN EN 1993 (EURO Code 3 – Design of Steel Structures), DIN 18800-1 (Steel Structures – Design and Construction) and BSEN 1090 (Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures) standards. The coating; resistant to ISO 12944 standard and chrome 6 free; was also found to retain its integrity as there is no exposed area after the fastener is installed.

    An Allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassungen (national technical approval) is granted to products and types of construction for which there are either no generally acknowledged rules of technology or DIN (Deutsches Institut Fur Normang e.V.) standards. While DIBt’s abZ accreditation holds legal status in Germany, Austria and Switzerland only, it is widely recognised as a pan-European industrial quality standard. However, based on the DIBt approval AFS is currently in the process of securing an ETA (European Technical Approval) licence with plans for it to be in place by 2013.

    Commenting on the outcome of the BobTail testing Hans-Albert Stadler, customer engineering director Europe at Arconic Fastening Systems, said: “The DIBt test confirmed that a BobTail is maintenance-free during the lifetime of the joint it is fastening, which is not the case when using traditional nut and bolt products. As a result, it can be integrated into a range of applications with complete confidence by civil engineering designers. Our next step is to seek DIBt approval for larger BobTail sizes M27, M30 and M36, as well as other fasteners such as the Magna-Bulb® and Magna-Lok®.”

    https://youtu.be/cabg_SC1N7E

  • RECOIL® TANGLESS® INSERTS - THE NEXT STEP IN WIRE THREAD INSERT EVOLUTION

    Recoil Tangless inserts are designed to offer the same reliable thread strengthening whilst minimizing the risk of losing a ‘tang’ associated with tanged inserts. Generally, wire thread inserts use a small, piece of material at the bottom of the insert to provide a catching point for the installation tooling, making installation possible. The tang is broken off and removed after installation.


    Tangless inserts, however, can be installed without the use of a tang using specialised tooling and an installation notch on the bottom coil of the insert. The absence of a tang eliminates the risk of the metal tang falling into safety critical applications such as engines or electronic equipment.

    Metric Tangless inserts are designed to replace tanged helical coil inserts as specified in MA3279 through MA3281 (standard thread) and MA3329 through MA3331 (locking thread). They install in standard STI tapped holes per MA1567. Installed inserts provide a finished thread meeting the requirements of FED-STD-H28, M Profile, Tolerance Classes 4H or 5H, as well as ISO metric thread specifications, and accept standard or MJ profile bolts or screws.

    Recoil Tangless inserts are available in free-running, screw-locking and strip-feed varieties.

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW EPT1 BATTERY DRIVEN POWER TOOL FOR KEENSERTS® FROM CAMLOC®

    Installs metric KEENSERTS® from size M5 to M12 and imperial sizes from 10-32 (10-24) to ½-20 (½-13)

    Portable tool makes installation easy in any environment

    It is easy to operate due to the one-trigger operation

    Quick, consistent and reliable installation

    The battery driven system is low maintenance, ergonomic and lightweight

    Individual adjustments can be made using the integrated force control directly via the tool’s display

    Multiple language selection available via the tool’s display

    Nosepieces for each size of KEENSERTS® are available (must be ordered separately)

    All nosepieces are compatible with the hydropneumatic KEENSERTS® Power Tool 3352PT1 and 3352PT2

    https://youtu.be/5I4B9eubf-8

  • THE NEW KNT PREMIUM HAND TOOLS FOR KEENSERTS®

    We are excited to launch our new line of hand tools designed specifically for installing KEENSERTS. We developed the new KNT hand tool with the following three requirements in mind:

    Quick and easy installation
    Reliability for repetitive installations
    No special training required
    The KNT hand tool from Arconic Fastening Systems has all of the above and is safe for installing KEENSERTS into overhead and countersunk holes.

    https://youtu.be/wY_vtwvGdXk

  • THE HUCK® RANGE FORCE™ BATTERY INSTALLATION TOOL

    Arconic has joined forces with Makita® to bring you industry-leading performance paired with superior reliability in our latest advancement in battery-powered installation tooling. The Huck® Range Force is the only battery tool on the market with electronically adjustable pull force for installation of pintail-less lockbolts.

    Benefits:
    Exceptional quality for superior reliability & durability
    Will install all Huck structural blind fasteners and LockBolts up to 6.4mm (1/4")# including BobTail®
    Can install 1,500 - 2,000 blind rivets per charge*
    Can install 500 - 1,000 LockBolts per charge*
    Can install 500 - 1,500 pintail-less LockBolts (BobTail) per charge*
    Charge time approximately 45 minutes

    # Will not install 6.4mm BOM
    *Number of installations per charge will vary depending on fastener type, diameter, material etc.