29 March 2021
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Press studs and more for Leisure Furnishings

Leisure Furnishings provide a wide range of upholstered items for luxury park homes, leisure homes, lodges, touring caravans and motorhomes. It also provides similar items for use in hotels and student accommodation.

Jet Press furniture sales lead Kevin Parr looked at its requirements and decided that the best solution for attaching and detaching these items would be Lift-the-Dot Fasteners.

These Fasteners can only be released when lifted in the correct direction. This is a very useful feature for Leisure Furnishing’s products. They also have far greater shear strength than press studs. This makes them ideal for securing fabric to fabric, and fabric (including leather) and to solid substrates. They are particularly useful where there is movement or shock.This occurs in touring caravans, motor homes and very probably in student accommodation.

Along with the Lift-the-Dot Fasteners, Jet Press also supplied Leisure Furnishings with a manual foot press.

The Foot Press has a top and bottom anvil. The bottom tool will hold the button or eyelet while the top tool holds the mating part. The fixing is done by foot, leaving both hands free to align the parts. The operator sits with two trays of parts, allowing two-handed loading. A ratchet system on the swing arm ensures the fixing is consistent each time. The tool will self-pierce the fabric.

The push-force required is approximately 10kg. Depending on the complexity of the operation, Leisure Furnishing should be able to achieve between 400 and 900 insertions per hour, that’s 15,000 to 30,000 per week.

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