01 April 2009
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Blind-side structural fastener

The Avbolt structural fastener is described as a high-strength, tamper- resistant, blind steel product that is designed for use in automotive, railway, container, construction, and mining applications.

Avdel has announced that it now is available in a 5/8-inch diameter size, joining the existing 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch sizes and 25 different lengths. "This addition to the range of structural lock-bolts offers the high tensile and shear strength that normally is possible only with a non-blind lockbolt", says Avdel's Wolfgang Colshom.

"It is suited for use in areas of restricted access and is simple to use with fast, positive, single-sided installation." Two tools are offered by the company - the 722 for fitting of the 1/4-inch size; the HAT for the 3/8-inch and 5/8-inch sizes. Installation involves placing the fastener into a hole and actuating the trigged of the tool once. The visible lock formed at the top of the collar allows inspection of correct placing.

Meet Avdel at the Fastening & Assembly Solutions Exhibition, RAF Museum Cosford, 29th April 2009



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Paul Gay

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