03 April 2017
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AeroLoc gains traction in motorsport

Clarendon Specialty Fasteners’ AeroLoc quarter turn panel fastener is gaining traction in the world of motorsport with more competitors over many series choosing this option, it claims.

The key to the company's recent success is the use of a cross-head stud, which all but eliminates the risk of damaging expensive body panels and, by using a cam receptacle, consistent fastening performance is guaranteed. AeroLoc is also available with a bail handle for hand operation, where use of a screwdriver is difficult or regulations demand.

The AeroLoc self-ejecting fastener is interchangeable with the Dzus EHF5 series and is said to be more secure when fastened, “thus negating the occasional need for tank tape to keep it in position. So retro-fitting is not only possible, but is designed in”.

AeroLoc supports the Spanish ecoRacing Formula Student team

Meanwhile, the aerodynamics department of the Polytechnic University of Catalunya ecoRacing, also turned to AeroLoc when working on its improved ecoRZ car for last year’s Formula Student – the leading European competition for undergraduates seeking hands-on experience in a race team environment. The team took great pride in having produced the sole Spanish car to pass the entry tests into Formula Student Germany’s category for electric vehicles.

The ecoRacing team found that AeroLoc more than met its demands for a robust fastening solution for their ABS, 100% recycled plastic bodywork to be held securely in place.

Storm Eindhoven electric motorcycle equipped with AeroLoc for its world tour

Finally, a 23-strong team of students from Eindhoven University of Technology in Holland has been busy developing the world’s first electric touring motorcycle, with the aim of completing a world tour. With the help of crowdfunding, sponsorship and donations, the bike has been developed with a modular battery pack, which provides an incredible 236-mile range from a single charge. Specialty Fasteners was involved with the project, supplying its AeroLoc bail handle quarter turn fasteners to secure the fairings.

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