Huck Lockbolts, Structural Blind Rivets, and Tooling
Strength and Longevity
For more then 60 years, the business Lou Huck founded and the fasteners he designed are still solving the problem of coping with extreme stress and vibration, providing strength and facilitating lighter, stronger, and more durable structures.
Strongest, Most Reliable Fastening Solution Available – Regardless of Industry
Because Huck fasteners offer relatively high tensile, shear and clamp properties, they are suited to applications where the joints are integral to the structure. Offering a clean and safe alternative to welding and a more efficient fastening method than standard nuts and bolts, Huck fasteners offer benefits which other fastening methods cannot, including quick and easy installation, elimination of re-checking/replacement, and ultimately cost reductions.
The Huck range of fasteners includes structural bolting systems such as lock-bolts and blind rivets along with the associated installation tooling. Huck fasteners provide permanent structural systems for metal joints. Installation tooling systems are used to lock the fasteners into place making them tamperproof and extremely vibration resistant.
Arconic Fastening Systems are constantly trying to develop new Huck products to meet the diverse and changing customer requirements. The most recent addition to the Huck range is the Huck BobTail, which offers superior performance combined with reduced noise, increased speed and elimination of pintails as well as more efficient and lighter tooling. The Bobtail fastener is also the most advanced lock-bolt in the Huck range with quicker and quieter installations, reduced material waste, and increased corrosion resistance.
Quick and Efficient Installation
Designed to offer the highest levels of ergonomics, productivity, and long life, the Huck line of installation tooling reflects the same level of innovation and quality as its advanced fasteners. Whether it’s a Huck hydraulic tool employed in high-volume installation of large diameter Huck Bolts, or a smaller pneudraulic model used to install blind rivets and smaller diameter HuckBolts, you can count on these tools to deliver the industry’s best value. Huck offers a broad selection of hydraulic and pneudraulic tools, and a new battery-powered tool in addition to Powerig® hydraulic power sources. Huck hydraulic installation tools are available to install a wide range of fasteners, from structural blind rivets to the largest HuckBolts. The Huck line of pneudraulic tools, designed for use in repair work or in lower volume production applications, can effectively pull fasteners ranging from 3/32″ blind rivets to 3/8″ HuckBolts.
Durable Locking Performance in High Vibration Environments
It’s the proven reliable, vibration-resistant locking performance that has made the Huck® brand famous. You’ll find it in every HuckBolt®. Delivering uniform, consistent clamp load and high shear and tensile strength, HuckBolts are ideal for applications ranging from general manufacturing to high-vibration environments such as HVAC, trailer and container assembly, rotating equipment, shopping carts, railroad and transit cars, geodesic structures, truck, automotive, bus/coach, and green energy. HuckBolts feature an exclusive locking groove design that ensures a tight permanent fit. In addition to superior fastening performance regardless of which lockbolt you require, HuckBolts have proven to reduce labor and installation costs, along with rework and warranty expenses. Stronger, easier to install, and more durable than welding, adhesives, or conventional threaded fastening systems, HuckBolts have been the professionals’ choice for decades.
• Will not loosen even under extreme vibration
• Maintenance free joints – no need to torque or re-torque
• Lower lifetime total cost of joint – high shear and tensile strengths for increased fatigue life of the joint
• High speed, easy to install systems can reduce production time by 75%
• Improves health and safety – replace welded joints
• Tamperproof – once installed cannot be removed without specialist tooling