01 November 2011
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Quick access fastener turns heads

Ben Goater, Southco's Global Product Manager believes that Dzus Fasteners has taken the quarter-turn fastener to a new and unrivalled level of development with the introduction of the D8 three years ago.

The product incorporates a manufacturing technology that uses a rolled cam form process exclusive to parent company Southco. This quick access fastener has seen sales increase by 28% overall, including 60% growth in the USA in the past year alone.

Goater explained: "The D8 range is a culmination of over 80 years' experience in quarter-turn fastener technology and manufacture designed to offer a far more effective alternative to the screw. [The product] came about because we recognised the limitations of traditionally machined fasteners and the many advantages – including improved quality, reliability and feel – that the orientation of head feature to cam feature on a rolled fastener would bring to the quarter-turn quick access market.

The key features which make the D8 line a leading choice for a wide range of applications is its oriented head to cam feature. Other significant attributes include its precision fit, quick assembly, smooth feel and improved aesthetics, superior strength, improved ergonomics, and choice of stud sizes and receptacle styles.

Paul Gay


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