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Expertise

Industry Leader

45 Years

of Excellence

Government Certified

Controlled Goods Program

Huck Fasteners and Tooling

Huck LockBolt and structural blind fasteners are designed to provide permanent, vibration-resistant, superior-quality joining solutions for use in industrial applications. 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. Each Huck fastener has its own unique characteristics ensuring there is a product for every application. Huck fasteners are used in many industrial markets including truck, trailer, automotive, HVAC, bus, coach, green energy and rail. Arconic Fastening Systems are constantly trying to develop new Huck products to meet the diverse and changing customer requirements. Today the product range based on Lou Huck’s original drawing of a LockBolt now known as the HuckBolt® has evolved to include small and large diameter fasteners, medium and heavy duty blind fasteners and associated installation tooling.

 

Key Benefits of Huck Fasteners:

  • 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

Huck Lockbolts

Huck® Lockbolts are precision engineered two-piece fasteners that, once installed, no matter how vibration-intensive the environment, never come loose. Huck Lockbolts provide direct metal-to-metal contact when installed, which eliminates the transverse vibration often found in conventional nuts and bolts. Engineered for a wide range of applications, Huck Lockbolts deliver superior joining strength, shear, and tensile strength for an unmatched fastening solution. Huck LockBolts consist of two parts: a pin, and a collar. The bolt is inserted into one side of the joint material and the collar is placed over the bolt from the other side of the joint material. Access to both sides of the joint is required. A Huck installation tool is used to swage the collar materials into the grooves of the bolt providing a permanent and vibration resistant fastening.

 

Key Benefits of Huck LockBolts:

  • Permanent, mechanically locked fastener
  • Installation process automatically provides fastener values
  • No torque or re-torque required
  • Unlike conventional nuts and bolts, they will not work loose, even during extreme vibration
  • Rapid installation with quick and easy visual inspection
  • Excellent gap closure capability
  • Can be installed onto angled surfaces (5° maximum)
  • Tamperproof

The Huck LockBolt range includes:

Bobtail® 

Designed to overcome inherent weaknesses with standard lockbolts, the BobTail has no pin-tail and as a result of this zero pin-break, no waste material to collect and dispose of or potential corrosion issues post installation. The lightweight, low-noise, low-maintenance tooling, which can be used for both installation and removing fasteners, provides a smooth, shock-free, speedy installation sequence i.e. two seconds for a 16mm diameter fastener – twice as fast as any other large diameter lockbolt on the market. As a result, no torque or impact is transferred to the operator.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck Bobtail®:

  • Unmatched installation speed – BobTail fasteners install in only 2 seconds, up to twice as fast as any other large diameter LockBolt on the market.
  • High fatigue strength thread form – BobTail thread form is shallower than a common bolt thread, so there is a larger cross-sectional area to spread out the service load, and fatigue strength increases. The thread form also has a much larger root radius than a common bolt thread, so stress concentration at the thread root is also reduced, which increases fatigue strength even more.
  • Maintenance free
  • Consistent clamp
  • Installation indicator on collar for visual inspection
  • Low installation noise and no waste – No pin-tail or pin-break hence resulting in; no material waste, low installation noise and increased corrosion resistance.
  • Easy to learn, shock free installation – eliminates jolts to the operator’s arms and hands.
  • Unique helical lock groove – Holds pin and collar in place prior to installation.

Magna-Grip® 

Huck® brand Magna-Grip fasteners offer a generous selection of diameters – from 3/16 to 3/8 inch – for light to heavy-duty applications. They break flush, every time, and provide multi-thickness capability thanks to a wide grip range for each diameter. With Magna-Grip fasteners you achieve clean installations across-the-board, for a variety of assembly thicknesses, while stocking less inventory. In addition to consistent clamp force, shear, and tensile strength, the Huck Magna-Grip ensures absolute vibration resistance with a unique locking-groove design. It simply can’t come loose no matter how demanding the application – which reduces rework and warranty claims, providing long-term savings for your company and increased satisfaction for your customers. With Magna-Grip fasteners, quality installations do not depend upon the skill of the worker or a correctly calibrated tool. They install in seconds (up to 1200 per hour) and require no more than a glance to confirm a correct installation: If the core pin is flush with the collar, the Magna-Grip fastener has been properly installed. It’s that simple. And the installation process can be mastered in minutes with minimal training.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck Magna-Grip®:

  • Unmatched installation speed
  • Low overall cost
  • Vibration resistance
  • Flush-breaking pin
  • Quiet non-torque tools
  • No repetitive stress injuries
  • Eliminates need for secondary operations
  • No special training or skills required for operators

C50L® 

The C50L has defined HuckBolt for more than 50 years. It offers superior vibration resistance and overall durability for heavy-duty fastening jobs, and is ideal for use within applications where consistent, uniform high clamp is required. Testing has proven that C50L fasteners meet, or exceed the performance of torqued bolts in both shear and tensile strength, as well as fatigue life. For applications ranging from railcar to mining equipment manufacturing, the C50L is the strong, reliable choice.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck C50L®:

  • Superior vibration resistance and overall durability for heavy-duty applications
  • Meets or exceeds torqued bolts in shear and tensile strength, and fatigue life
  • Offers consistently high, uniform clamp force
  • Exceeds ASTM 325 specifications

C6L® 

A result of Huck innovation a half-century ago, the versatile Arconic C6L® HuckBolt® remains the number one fastening system for applications that require strong, vibration-resistant seal today. C6L’s exclusive locking groove design ensures a permanent fit that resists loosening. That means it’s ideal for applications from general manufacturing to such high-vibration applications as HVAC, trailer and container assembly, rotary and rotating equipment, shopping carts, railroad and transit cars, geodesic structures, and many others. In addition to offering superior fastening performance, the C6L system reduces labor and installation costs, along with rework and warranty expenses. For example, using the C6L eliminates the need to hire certified welders or specially trained employees, because workers can be instructed to install these foolproof fasteners in a matter of minutes. The C6L is simply stronger, easier to install, and more durable than welding, adhesives, or conventional threaded fastening systems.

 

Key Benefits of the C6L®:

  • Available in grade 5 as C120L
  • Available in grade 8 as C150L
  • Stronger, easier to install, and more durable than welding
  • Exclusive locking 6-groove design and high-uniform clamp ensure secure, permanent fit
  • Ideal for general manufacturing, HVAC, trailer, and container assembly, railroad and transit cars

Hucktainer® 

Hucktainer® has earned its reputation as the fastener of choice to provide consistent, controlled clamp, superior vibration resistance and fast, foolproof installation in truck trailers, truck bodies, cargo containers, and other structures fabricated from multi-ply composite panels. The Hucktainer installs with consistent pressure, reducing the potential for crushing or crazing FRP panels and metal-clad applications. Each Hucktainer features a heavy zinc plating that resists corrosion. For even greater anti-corrosion protection, plastic encapsulation is available. The option of custom colors offers fade-resistant protection, while an integral double seal helps keep the elements and other contaminants from invading the joint. Requiring only a few seconds to install, Hucktainer fasteners reduce assembly time. Unlike impact wrenches, the tools used to install Hucktainer fasteners are whisper-quiet and come in your choice of air-powered or hydraulic models. Comfortable, ergonomically designed grips combined with easy-to-pull triggers minimize muscle strain and the possibility of repetitive-stress syndrome.

 

Key Benefits of the Hucktainer®:

  • Fast, quiet, foolproof installation
  • Installs with consistent pressure, reducing crushing or crazing
  • Spiral lock system, breakaway pintail, and smooth bore sleeve
  • Heavy zinc plating resists corrosion
  • Integral seal keeps contaminants from invading joint/weather resistant
  • Can never be over-torqued or under-torqued
  • Tamper-resistant
  • Custom coloring for encapsulations available
  • Shorter grips available for today’s thin metal-clad panels
  • RoHS compliant

HP8®

The HP8® HuckBolt™, Huck’s original Grade 8 fastening system, has proven to deliver durable, vibration resistant clamp. The HP8 is used in many industrial markets including truck, trailer, bus, rail, automotive, HVAC, green energy, agriculture, mining, and oil & gas. The HP8 offers ease-of-installation and the ability to deliver a permanent, vibration resistant clamp. It is also tamper-resistant and only requires a visual inspection upon installation.

Huck 360®

The Huck 360® is the most advanced nut-and-bolt fastening system available today. A high-strength, vibration resistant, easy-to install engineered fastener, Huck 360 can be installed and removed using conventional tools. In addition, this unique fastener offers the ability to be retightened. Huck 360 stays tight under severe vibration loading by eliminating the “gap” around the crest of the bolt. When tightened, the Huck 360 fills this gap, which prevents transverse motion between the 360 nut and bolt, keeping the assembly in place. As long as the nut and bolt set remain free spinning after removal, the Huck 360 can be reused – the torque requirements are the same as on the first installation. Because the Huck 360 was designed with shallow, low-notch factor bolt threads (the grooves aren’t rolled as deep as a conventional bolt), the effective area of the fastener itself is widened by as much as 20%, increasing tensile and fatigue strength. In fact, the Huck 360 thread delivers 5 times the fatigue life. The Huck 360 installs faster and more easily than the nuts and bolts you’re accustomed to using, and maintenance intervals can be extended. The Huck 360’s superior fatigue strength has proven to increase equipment uptime and productivity.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck 360®:

  • Resists vibration loosening
  • Withstands high spike loads
  • Increases equipment uptime
  • Installs 300% faster than conventional locknuts
  • Can be installed and removed with conventional tools

Huck Structural Blind Fasteners

Huck pre-assembled, one-piece blind fasteners are ideal when access from only one side of the joint material is available. The blind fastener is placed in a pre-drilled hole and is installed by using an installation tool to pull the mandrel or pin head into the rivet body, expanding the rivet body and causing it to flare on the blind side of the joint material creating a permanent and vibration resistant fastening. Installation is typically complete in one second. The shear strength of structural blind fasteners is generated by the combined resistance against failure of the pin and sleeve. This takes place along the joint shear line between fastened plates. The tensile strength of structural blind fasteners differs to that of LockBolts, as they form a blind side positive lock either by bulbing or expanding of the sleeve. The sleeve, assisted by the permanently secured pin, therefore resists failure along its centre line.

 

Key Benefits of Huck Structural Blind Fasteners:

  • Internal locking mechanism retains the pin
  • Structural fastener after installation
  • Higher strength than a standard open end blind fastener
  • Ideal for use where access is limited on one side of the application
  • Preassembled fastener – insert one part in the hole and install
  • A variety of installation tooling options available

The Huck Structural Blind Fasteners range includes:

Magna-Lok®

The Huck Magna-Lok is a versatile, hole filling fastener that can be installed with conventional installation tools. It has a unique circle-lock feature, which means a simple visual inspection ensures it is installed properly, 100% of the time. Unlike competitive blind structural rivets, the Magna-Lok doesn’t require a special nose-piece insert in order to be properly installed; the locking mechanism has been engineered into the fastener eliminating tooling and operator error. Magna-Lok is moisture-resistant, available in steel, stainless steel, 316 stainless steel or aluminum in diameters up to 1/2”. With a large grip range the Magna-Lok is the best gap-pulling fastener available. Like all Huck fasteners, it provides a secure joint and is vibration resistant.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck Magna-Lok®:

  • Unique circle-lock feature means simple visual inspection can ensure proper installation
  • Can be installed with conventional tools
  • Available in steel, stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, or aluminum
  • Moisture-resistant

Magna-Bulb® 

The Huck Magna-Bulb® is a unique, clamp-type fastener offering high shear strength in specific applications. Its bulbing action during installation spreads the load over more surface area, supplying a stronger, longer-lasting connection. This increased bearing area makes Magna-Bulb ideal for pull-out resistance in thin materials and oversized or misaligned holes.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck Magna-Bulb®:

  • Unique bulbing system for superior blind side strength
  • Positive, mechanical pin-retention ensures structural integrity
  • Offers high shear strength in specific applications
  • Ideal for high pull-out strength in thin materials, and oversized or misaligned holes

BOM®

Huck BOM® is the highest strength blind oversize fastener in the world. So strong, one BOM (Blind, Oversized Mechanically locked) fastener can do the work of up to four conventional fasteners. There is not a more vibration resistant blind fastener than the BOM, or one that works harder in so many different applications. Featuring a unique push and pull installation design, the BOM fastening system is tough enough for military vehicles and equipment, auto suspensions, amusement park rides, rail car assembly, and shaft steel storage and retrieval racks. Even the most demanding high-tensile application is no match for the strength of the BOM fastening system. Because installing BOM fasteners is so easy, a worker can learn the installation procedure in just 10 minutes, eliminating the need to hire certified welders or specially trained employees. And because they install from just one side, BOMs can be used in all blind side applications. Installations are more accurate than other fasteners, because the element of human error is not an issue. In other words, correct installation doesn’t depend on operator skill or specialized tools. In addition, you can often start using BOM fasteners immediately with your current tools, saving you more money in the long run.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck BOM®:

  • Unmatched installation speed
  • Low overall cost
  • Vibration resistance
  • Quiet non-torque tools
  • No repetitive stress injuries
  • Eliminates need for secondary operations
  • No special training or skills required for operators

Hucklok®

Featuring a wide grip range and unique double-locking action, the HuckLok® blind rivet combines high shear strength and high pull-up force. Its double-locking action consistently secures the assembly from both sides, resulting in maximum hold and joint integrity. Its large, blind-side footprint prevents pull-through, especially when joining thin or lightweight materials, such as plastics, composites, or any kind of pliable material.

 

Key Benefits of the HuckLok®:

  • Unique bulbing system for superior blind side strength
  • Wide grip-range and unique double-locking action
  • Positive mechanical bolt retention ensures structural integrity
  • Large, blind-side footprint prevents pull-through
  • Annular grooves keep pressure on the back side

Auto-Bulb®

For automated, high-speed assemblies, the Huck Auto-Bulb® is the perfect solution. It’s designed with an easy-to-use lead-in point, which means fast, reliable installation. It works by clamping the joint with a broad, blind side bulb, which makes it a good choice for use within thin materials, and within oversized, misaligned, or slotted holes. Unlike other bulbing blind fasteners, Auto-Bulb’s unique bulbing system creates superior blind side bearing strength. Auto-Bulb is available in both steel and 400 stainless steel for corrosion resistance.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck Auto-Bulb®:

  • Unique bulbing system for superior blind side strength
  • Positive mechanical bolt retention ensures structural integrity
  • Easy-to-use lead in point for fast installation
  • Ideal for high pull-out strength in thin materials
  • Good for automated, high-speed assemblies

FloorTight®

Originally designed for large vehicle flooring installations, Huck FloorTight® is the only controlled, self-countersinking blind fastener commercially available. It’s ideal for all wood-to-metal applications, especially plywood and plymetal. FloorTight’s self-countersinking head eliminates the secondary counterboring process in plywood, and eliminates dimpling in metals. Unlike screws that can be over-torqued or under-torqued, FloorTight ensures consistent, reliable installation every time.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck FloorTight®:

  • The only controlled, self-countersinking blind fastener commercially available
  • Ideal for plywood and plymetal applications
  • Self-countersinking head eliminates secondary counterboring and dimpling
  • Can never be over-torqued or under-torqued

Magna-Tite®

The Huck® Magna-Tite® is a specialized aluminum rivet fastener well-suited for use within oversized holes and repair applications. During installation, Magna-Tite clamps the joint with a broad blind-side bulb, making it ideal for installation in thin materials such as aluminum, fiberglass and plastic. Unlike other bulbing blind fasteners, the Magna-Tite has a unique embedded sealant applied between the pin and the sleeve. This sealant oozes into the joint during installation, completely filling any gap, and ensuring water resistance.

 

Key Benefits of the Huck Magna-Tite®:

  • Large blind-side footprint for installation in thin or compressible materials where controlled strength is required
  • Unique embedded sealant applied between the pin and sleeve

Huck Lockbolts

Huck® Lockbolts are precision engineered two-piece fasteners that, once installed, no matter how vibration-intensive the environment, never come loose. Huck Lockbolts provide direct metal-to-metal contact when installed, which eliminates the transverse vibration often found in conventional nuts and bolts. Engineered for a wide range of applications, Huck Lockbolts deliver superior joining strength, shear, and tensile strength for an unmatched fastening solution. Huck LockBolts consist of two parts: a pin, and a collar. The bolt is inserted into one side of the joint material and the collar is placed over the bolt from the other side of the joint material. Access to both sides of the joint is required. A Huck installation tool is used to swage the collar materials into the grooves of the bolt providing a permanent and vibration resistant fastening.

 

Key Benefits of Huck LockBolts:

  • Permanent, mechanically locked fastener
  • Installation process automatically provides fastener values
  • No torque or re-torque required
  • Unlike conventional nuts and bolts, they will not work loose, even during extreme vibration
  • Rapid installation with quick and easy visual inspection
  • Excellent gap closure capability
  • Can be installed onto angled surfaces (5° maximum)
  • Tamperproof

The Huck LockBolt range includes:

 

Spiralock Ultrasonic Threaded Inserts for Tapered Holes

This version of Spiralock’s threaded insert is designed for use in tapered holes, which allows for rapid and accurate alignment prior to installation. The Ultrasonic Threaded Insert for Tapered Holes is installed with the use of high frequency vibrations generating frictional heat at the metal to plastic interface. The plastic melts slightly and flows into the knurled serrations, barbs, and undercuts. The molten plastic with then re-solidify leaving the insert securely fit in place. Ultrasonic installations of inserts offer higher torsional and pull out properties than cold press-fit methods.

Spiralock Threaded Inserts for Plastic, Particleboard, or Wood

This versatile and economical insert offers a variety of installation methods – thermal, ultrasonic, or pressed – for applications in wood, particleboard, plastic, and most soft materials. Slightly curved hooks lock into material providing exceptional resistance to pull out. These inserts are specially designed to secure against torque while leaving a clean and chip-free threaded area.

Spiralock Made To Order Fasteners

New Spiralock Micro Threaded Inserts for plastics introduce ideal fastener solutions to attach components in compact electronic assemblies. Installation is achieved by pressing the insert into a mounting hole using either ultrasonic insertion equipment or a thermal press. When installed ultrasonically, the frictional heat caused by the vibration then melts the plastic surrounding the insert to result in permanent installation.

Dodge Ultrasert I

The Ultrasert I is a fluted brass insert designed for ultrasonic or heat installation into thermo plastics. The Ultrasert I has a gradual external taper that allows for accurate positioning of the insert in the receiving hole, ensuring proper alignment prior to installation. The tapered design optimizes the flow of plastic at the insert point permitting a smooth, rapid installation. Vertical flutes provided resistance to rotation and stepped inclined ribs provide tensile strength. Ultraserts can be installed using ultrasonic equipment or thermal installation equipment. Thermal equipment can be as simple as a soldering iron held by hand or mounded in an arbor or drill press.

Dodge Ultrasert II

There’s a reason why the Dodge Ultrasert II is the most widely used insert in the plastics industry today. This reliable fastener offers high-performance strength values along with economic advantages. Ultrasert II brass inserts are designed for Ultrasonic or heat installation into thermo plastics and structural foam materials. The external configuration features parallel diagonal knurls for optimum torque resistance and undercuts for superior tensile strength. The tapered design allows for rapid and accurate positioning of the insert prior to installation.

Dodge Ultrasert III

The Dodge Ultrasert III has a double-ended design which eliminates orientation of the insert and serves to greatly simply feeding in automated assembly processes. This symmetrical brass insert is designed for high-volume production in ultrasonic, heat, or molded in installations. Its external configuration features opposing diagonal knurls that provide torque resistance and undercuts for tensile strength. Lead-in pilots provide rapid and accurate positioning of the insert prior to installation.

Dodge Ultrasert IV Flanged

The Dodge Ultrasert IV is a parallel-sided brass insert designed for ultrasonic or heat installation into thermo plastics or structural foam materials. Opposing diagonal knurls provide excellent torque resistance, and undercuts deliver tensile strength. Designed to be installed into straight holes. Lead-in pilot at the end of the insert accurately positions insert prior to installation.

Dodge Ultraseal Pipe Thread Inserts

Get a pressure tight seal while still attaining high tensile and torque loads thanks to the unique anchoring arrangement of Dodge Ultraseal. Usually, when an insert is installed ultrasonically or with heat into plastic, the difference in cooling rates of the metal and plastic create a “stress relief zone” or microscopic void between the insert external geometry and the plastic. While this is beneficial in reducing stress between the two materials, it can pose challenges to those applications requiring a leak-proof interface between the insert and the plastic. Our Ultraseal insert addresses this situation. A pressure-tight seal is possible thanks to our unique O-Ring feature. It withstands a 600°F installation temperature and will function at operating temperatures up to 400°F. When installed into the recommended hole size, it offers a high-performance seal between the plastic and the insert. Ultraseal pipe thread inserts provide the high-performance strength values of molded-in inserts while retaining all the economic advantages of insert installation after molding. Post molding reduces open press time, eliminates scrapped parts or damaged molds from improperly placed inserts, and allows for simpler and lost costly molds. Designed with a taper to permit easy installation and self-alignment, Ultraseal inserts are made of brass allowing continuous assembly and disassembly of mating parts without damaging threads.

Dodge Taper Tuff Inserts

Inserts are uniquely designed for heat installation into thermoplastic materials. Ideal for use in automotive, computer, and telecom applications. The Taper Tuff tapered style allows for easy installation.

Fast Facts:

• Entire length of insert is in contact with hole during installation.

• Tapered hole is required and is easier to mold.

• Mold design is simplified and molding costs are decreased.

• Designed for heat installation into thermoplastic materials.

Hexsert and Euro Hexsert

The Hexsert provides a blind threaded insert with a hexagonal body, providing high torque-to-turn and pull-out performance, particularly in soft metals.

Key Features and Benefits:

• Hexagonal section and bore improves torque-to-turn in components via form lock when compared to round and splined inserts

• Blind hole, one-sided installation capability

• Superior pull-out performance

• Can be used for very thin sheet materials from 0.50mm (0.02”)

• Double diameter body and lead-in chamfer provide easy insertion into hole

• Provide a female thread in application

• Access needed from only one side of the application, for high speed assembly

• Various platings available to increase corrosion resistance

• Low profile head allows near flush to fit application

• Large flange head provides a load bearing surface and reinforces the hole to prevent push-out. Can be used as a spacer and can be supplied with an underhead seal

• Closed end prevents the ingress of dirt and fluids into the thread and electrical circuits

• Can be used with hand tools, pneumatic tools, and fully automated machining to suit a wide range of assembly methods

High Strength Hexsert

The High Strength Hexsert threaded insert provides a clamp force comparable to weld nuts and clinch nuts in high torque applications. The hexagonal shape and large flange gives the High Strength Hexsert exceptional torque-to-turn strength in thin sheet materials while having safeguards against over-tightening which can lead to thread stripping and the need for expensive rework. If excessive torque is applied, the screw shank fails before the insert as protection from overtightening.

Key Features and Benefits:

• Exceptional torque capability

• High speed assembly

• Provides high-strength threads in thin materials starting at 0.5mm

• Increased thread strength

• Safeguard design avoids over-tightening problems such as thread stripping

• Assembly applications include tubular steel, hydroformed parts, magnesium castings, and aluminum extrusions

Mold-in Installation Inserts

While the trend is to install inserts into thermoplastics by post mold, some highly filled plastics (above 35% fill) will benefit from a mold-in insert design.

Spiralock Molded Blind Threaded Inserts

These inserts are press-fit into a drilled or molded hole after the molding process has been completed. The process of press-fitting allows inserts to be installed without the use of heat or ultrasonics. This is accomplished by placing the insert into the appropriate hole size and driving it into place with a simple press. The “barbed” configuration of these inserts displaces the plastic as it travels into the hole. The plastic then springs back into the grooves between barbs, providing pull-out resistance.

Spiralock Molded Thru-Hole Threaded Inserts

These inserts are designed to have plastic molded around them in the mold cavity. This process involves the placement of “core pins” into the minor diameter of the inserts prior to molding the plastic. Once the molding operation is complete, the “core pins” are removed leaving the insert encapsulated into the plastic. The mold-in method offers better adhesion of plastic to the insert thereby providing higher torsional and pull out properties than most secondary operations.

Dodge Ultra Mold Inserts

Ultra-Mold is for applications where a molded-in design is more economical than post molding. Ultra-Mold is a unique two-piece concept that allows full and complete threads throughout the entire length of the insert. No added material required for imperfect threads and drill point. Featuring a controlled minor diameter and innovative counterbore to insure accurate positioning and easy bolt during final assembly, this insert provides optimum strength in space and weight saving design.

Dodge Symmetrical Miniature Inserts

The trend in electronics is toward small, light items. Our unique line of miniature inserts is designed for these applications. Used extensively in the smartphone industry to mate the two plastic outings together, resulting in a structural assembly with long service life. Miniature inserts are available in two styles: Symmetrical and Flanged. Symmetrical Miniature inserts are designed for high volume production utilizing small screws. These inserts can be loaded into an automatic feeding system, without the need for special orientation, which produces higher production and lower overall cost. On Flanged Miniature inserts a lead-in pilot at the front end of the insert accurately positions the insert prior to installation. Opposing diagonal knurls provide excellent torque resistance and undercut for tensile strength. The added flange provides a larger bearing surface which is advantageous in weaker plastics.

Nutsert/TSN

The Avdel Thin Sheet Nutsert is a blind threaded insert designed to provide load bearing threads in thin sheet materials. The large flange version gives the Thin Sheet Nutsert rivet nut a greater load bearing surface whilst a closed end prevents the ingress of dirt and fluids into the thread and electrical circuits.

Key Features and Benefits:

• Can be used in very thin sheet materials from 0.50mm (0.02”)

• Access needed from only one side of the application for high speed assembly

• Provides a female thread in application

• Can be installed in pre-coated or post-painted applications without damaging the surface

• Various platings available to increase the corrosion resistance

• Low profile head allows near flush fit to application and clamps two or more sheets

Press-fit Installation Inserts

The process of press-fitting allows inserts to be installed without the use of heat or ultrasonics. They are press-fit into a drilled or molded hole after the molding process has been completed. This is accomplished by placing the insert into the appropriate hole size and driving it into place with a simple press. The “barbed” configuration of these inserts displaces the plastic as it travels into the hole. The plastic then springs back into the grooves between barbs, providing pullout resistance.

Spiralock Post-molded Threaded Inserts

These inserts are press-fit into a drilled or molded hole after the molding process has been completed. The process of press-fitting allows inserts to be installed without the use of heat or ultrasonics. This is accomplished by placing the insert into the appropriate hole size and driving it into place with a simple press. The “barbed” configuration of those inserts displaces the plastic as it travels into the hole. The plastic then springs back into the grooves between barbs, providing pullout resistance.

Spiralock Key Locking Threaded Inserts

Key Locking Threaded Inserts feature advances that protect against fastener loosening of failure in the field while at the same time having the additional benefits of reducing assembly tie, maintenance costs, and even overall weight. Other benefits include reduction of galling between screw and fastener and extended reusability for exceptional product longevity.

Self-tapping / Self- threading Inserts

Self-threading inserts installed with a tap wrench or with a drill press and tapping head, are brass inserts having both an external and internal thread and two slots which provide cutting edges much the same as a tap. When driven into a cored or drilled hole, the insert cuts its own thread cleanly and evenly. Friction between the insert and the plastic permanently holds it in place after installation. No special tooling is required. Self-threading inserts can be installed with a tap wrench or with a drill press and tapping head.

Features and Benefits:

• Available in standard or flanged configuration

• Installs easily into thermoset or thermoplastic materials

• Slots provide rapid cutting action

• Flanged configuration provides larger bearing surface

Dodge Standard / Flanged Self- threading Inserts

Dodge Self-Threading Inserts are an economical, easy-to-use solution for adding a thread to a variety of plastics. Available in standard or flanged configuration, Self-Threading Inserts are brass inserts having both an external and internal thread and two slots which provide rapid cutting action. When driven into a cored or drilled hole, the insert cuts its own thread cleanly and evenly. Friction between the insert and the plastic permanently holds it in place after installation. Self-threading inserts can be installed into thermoset or thermoplastic materials with a tap wrench or with a drill press and tapping head.

Spiralock

Technologically superior fastening system ideally suited for thread joint applications subjected to heavy vibration and challenging environments. Whether it’s a simple change of a fastener or a custom-designed solution, Spiralock technology delivers reliability of product performance that customers can count on. By adding a 30° wedge ramp at the root of the internal thread, Spiralock has engineered a simple yet effective way to transform a traditional threaded joint into a safer and more reliable element. This remarkable design provides exceptional resistance to vibration loosening, joint integrity, and consistent repeated reusability while eliminating the need for secondary locking devices.

Squaresert

A steel insert with a square body – the Squaresert provides very high torque-to-turn and pull-out performance in all materials. The square section and bore improves torque-to-turn by up to 350% in sheet metal, compared to round body inserts. It also increases punch life compared to hexagonal geometries. The Squaresert has a large flange to increase the load bearing surface, allowing it to be used in thin sheet materials. The Squaresert can be used with hand tools, pneumatic tools, and fully automated machines to suit a wide range of assembly methods.

Key Features and Benefits:

• Improves torque-to-turn by up to 350% in sheet metal compared to round body inserts.

• Increases punch life compared to hexagonal geometries

• Blind hole, one-sided installation capability

• Superior pull-out performance

• Can be used for very thin sheet materials from 0.50mm (0.02”)

• Provide a female thread in application

• Can be installed in pre-coated or post painted applications without damaging the surface

• Clamp two or more sheets

• Various platings available to increase corrosion resistance

• Large flange head provides a load bearing surface and reinforces the hole to prevent push-out

• Can be used as a spacer and can be supplied with an underhead seal

• Assembly applications where the Squaresert is used include automotive body mountings, electrical enclosures, soft sheet metal, plastics & composites, domestic appliances, and general light fabrication

Versa-nut

Specifically designed for use in soft materials, plastics, and composites, the Versa-Nut wide grip range threaded insert delivers an extra-large blind side bearing area when placed. Providing up to twice the grip range of standard blind inserts, the Versa-Nut enables a designer to reduce the number of fasteners in an assembly. Plus, it can be installed quickly, in less than 3 seconds – with simple hand tools. Other key features include higher pull out and torque-to-turn resistance, less radial loading of holes in brittle materials, less risk of cracking and de-lamination of composites, and the ability to cover large variations of thicknesses. Assembly materials where the Versa-Nut is used include composite molded parts, magnesium, thin sheet aluminum, and plastics.

Key Features and Benefits:

• Installed quickly by using simple hand tools (less than 3 seconds)

• Blind hole, one-sided installation capability

• Extra-large blind side bearing area after placing

• Higher pull out and torque-to-turn resistance

• Less radial loading of holes in brittle materials

• Less risk of cracking and de-lamination of composites

• Up to twice the grip range of standard blind inserts

• Enables a designer to reduce the size or number of fasteners in an assembly

• Covers large variations of thicknesses

• Assembly applications include automotive and trim moldings, truck and trailer sandwich sections and paneling, domestic appliances (handles, adjustable feet, and fixing points) and plastic fabrications (assembly of plastic recreation equipment)

Wire Threaded Inserts

Wire thread inserts are incorporated into softer metallic materials to give them steel like thread performance. This has enabled industries to use lighter weight materials such as aluminum without having to give up thread strength of their fasteners. Wire thread inserts are helically coiled fastening devices that provide permanent, wear-resistant screw threads that exceed the strength of most parent material; the inserts are designed to protect tapped holes against failures due to striping, seizing, corrosion, and wear.

Heli-coil Tanged Screw Thread Inserts

There are two styles of Heli-Coil tanged screw threaded inserts. The standard or “Free Running” tanged insert provides a smooth free-running thread, while the “Screw-Locking” tanged insert provides self-locking torque on the male member by a series of “chords” on one or more of the insert coils.

Free-Running tanged screw thread inserts are greater in diameter than the tapped hole into which they are installed. In the assembly operation, the torque applied to the tang reduces the diameter of the leading coil and it permits it to enter the tapped thread. When the torque or rotation is stopped, the coils expand with a spring-like action, anchoring the insert permanently in place against the tapped hole.

Screw-Locking tanged screw thread inserts provide an exclusive, resilient, internal locking thread that grips the bolt and prevents it from loosening under vibration or impact. Screw-lock inserts permit repeated assembly and disassembly yet will not relax their grip on the screw even in tough metals such as cast iron, alloy steel, titanium, etc.

Heli-coil Tangless Screw Thread Inserts

Tangless threaded inserts provide permanent, wear-resistant screw threads that completely eliminate the need for tang break-off and retrieval. There are two styles of Heli-Coil tangless inserts. “Free-Running” tangless inserts provide a smooth free-running thread. The “Screw-Locking” tangless insert provides self-locking torque on the male member by a series of “chords” on one or more of the insert coils. With tangless inserts no loose tangs are left behind, and they are the solution when foreign object debris (FOD) cannot be presented in critical applications. They eliminate the need for tang break-off and tang retrieval and can be easily adjusted or removed after installation.

Heli-coil 8-Pitch Screw Thread Inserts

Heli-Coil 8-Pitch inserts are a unique series of screw thread inserts designed for 8-pitch thread holes. Compared with other methods, thread repair with Heli-Coil 8-Pitch inserts is fast and economical, providing better-than-original threads and saving expensive parts with a minimum of downtime. Heli-Coil 8-Pitch inserts can be used in existing bosses and flanges where repairs are impossible with other types of inserts or solid bushings. By using Heli-Coil 8-Pitch inserts you can save valuable parts that would otherwise become scrap.

Heli-coil Oversize & Twinsert Screw Thread Inserts

Two types of Heli-Coil thread repair kits are available for correcting tapping errors to STI and standard tapped holes. Oversize inserts and Twinserts allow use of the original bolt size after the repair has been made.

Oversize inserts are primarily used to correct Heli-Coil insert assemblies that gage oversize due to tapping errors. The effective correction is achieved through a larger wire cross section.

Twinserts offer greater correction to oversize tapping errors because of the large diameter that results from installing one insert inside another. This larger diameter allows repair of stripped STI holes as well as off-center STI and standard tapped holes. Holes tapped with the incorrect diameter and/or pitch can also be repaired

Heli-coil Pipe Thread Inserts

Heli-Coil pipe thread inserts are precision-formed screw thread coils of 18-8 stainless steel wire, cold-rolled into a sharp crest diamond-shaped cross section having a tensile strength in excess of 20 000 psi and a smooth surface of 8-16 micro inches.

Fast Facts:

• Eliminates thread failure due to stripping, vibration, fatigue, corrosion, or seizing

• Prevents thread wear, even after repeated disassembly and reassembly

• Greatly increases thread strength under all operating conditions

• Leak proof joints when used with thread sealant and recommended torque

• Savings in material, weight, and space as minimum size bosses and flanges are permissible

• Allows the use of light materials instead of ferrous castings because connections will be protected by the inserts

Heli-coil Self-tapping Screw Thread Inserts

Self-tapping wire screw thread inserts offer a versatile and inexpensive method of putting stronger threads in wood and other fibrous materials. The Heli-Coil self-tapping insert is a helically wound coil of carbon steel, precision-formed to a diamond-shape cross-section. The outside of the coil has knife-like threads that tap themselves in to give maximum penetration into the wood fibers yet leave thick sections of wood between the threads for maximum strength. This unique fastener opens more possibilities for flexibility in the design and manufacture of furniture and other wood products. Our self-tapping inserts afford an unprecedented combination of thread wear protection and greatly improved joint strength in both face and end-grain installations.

Heli-coil Spark Plug Screw Thread Inserts

Designed and manufactured by Heli-Coil to provide specific and unique benefits to high-temperature, high-performance spark plug applications. Heli-Coil spark plug screw thread inserts are manufactured from 18-8 round stainless steel wire formed into a 60° diamond-shaped wire. This cold-worked wire, which has a tensile strength of 200 000 PSI, is wound into a helical coil with a driving tang and notch to remove the tang after the insert is screwed into the Heli-Coil tapped hole. In its free state, the insert is larger in diameter than the tapped hole. Once installed, the insert assumes the configuration of the tapped hole. The resulting outward spring-like action anchors the insert in place. The Heli-Coil spark plug insert becomes an integral part of the cylinder head, providing high-strength threads which exceed in surface smoothness, hardness, and accuracy, any threads tapped in any material.

Fast Facts:

• Serrated top coil which is offset and staked into the parent material

• Easier spark plug removal because of limited corrosion possibility

• Eliminates thread failure due to stripping, vibration, and fatigue

• Extends thread life, even after repeated disassembly and reassembly

• Greatly increases tapped thread strength under all operating conditions

• Speed and economy in production salvage, providing greater-than-original thread strength

Heli-coil Primer Free Coated Inserts

Primer-Free inserts are designed for use in applications where galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals is a concern. The proprietary Primer Free coating not only protects the base material and provides excellent lubricity, but more importantly, eliminates the need for liquid chromate primers. With Primer-Free coated inserts, the inserts are always evenly coated, providing more accurate bolt torques. When utilizing Primer Free inserts, installation time is reduced significantly and total in-place cost is decreased dramatically.

Spiralock Wire Thread Inserts

Spiralock wire thread inserts are helically coiled fastening devices that provide permanent, wear-resistant screw threads that exceed the strength of most parent material; the inserts are designed to protect tapped holes against failures due to stripping, seizing, corrosion, and wear. Spiralock inserts are unlike any other wire thread insert for the fact that our inner diameter wire geometry incorporates our 30° wedge ramp thread form design. Our wire thread inserts are available in two styles: tanged and Drive Notch, engineered with no tang. Crest of boil seats against ramp of Spiralock insert thread profile, preventing transverse movement of bolt relative to insert, thus resisting loosening due to vibration.

AVK

AVK uses state of the art high-speed cold forming equipment to produce its blind installed threaded inserts and studs. All aspects of our business are controlled and certified to the exacting requirements of ISO/TS16949 and ISO 9001 International standards.

A-L Series Knurled Threaded Insert

The A-L Series Insert features a knurled body and large diameter – low profile head making it ideal for use in punched or drilled holes. It offers the highest all around strength characteristics and has been designed to be used with Grade 5 or Metric 8.8/9.8 mating screws. The A-L Series is AVK’s most versatile performer.

These threaded inserts have many design benefits including:

• Exceptional torque strength is achieved as the insert’s knurled body expands, filling the hole.

• Superior thread strength is provided due to our internal rolled thread manufacturing process.

• Threads gauge before and after installation due to the increased cross-sectional thickness of the thread area. Thread dilation is prevented.

• Inventory reduction is possible because of the A-L Series wide grip range capacity. It is 2.5 times greater than conventional rivet nuts.

• Superior corrosion resistance is provided by our standard zinc/yellow trivalent finish.

Additional Design Types:

• Closed End: Thread area is enclosed eliminating leakage past the threads from either side of the application.

• Sealed Head: A PVC foam seal is bonded to the underside of the head and when installed provides a weather tight seal.

• Wedge Head: The addition of wedges under the head provides even greater torque capability, especially in soft or thin materials and is excellent for electrical grounding applications.

A-K Series Knurled Threaded Insert

The A-K Series Insert features a knurled body and a reduced profile head to allow for virtually flush installation. Countersink drilling or dimpling of the parent material can be eliminated. The A-K Series is designed to be used with Grade 5 or Metric Class 8.8/9.8 mating screws. These threaded inserts have many design benefits including:

• Virtually flush installations are achieved without special hole preparation due to the A-K Series minimal head profile.

• Exceptional torque strength is achieved as the insert’s knurled body expands filling the hole.

• Superior thread strength is provided due to our internal rolled thread manufacturing process.

• Threads gauge before and after installation due to the increased cross-sectional thickness of the thread area. Thread dilation is prevented.

• Inventory reduction is possible because of the A-K Series’ wide grip range capacity. It is 2.5 times greater than conventional rivet nuts.

• Superior corrosion resistance is provided by our standard zinc/yellow trivalent finish.

Additional Design Types include:

• Closed End: Thread area is enclosed eliminating leakage past the threads from either side of the application.

A-H Series Threaded Hex Insert

The AVK A-H Series Threaded Insert features a radius corner hex body. When installed into a corresponding hex hole, the radius corners of the A-H Series Insert expand and fill the hole corners providing exceptional resistance to spinning in the panel. The A-H Series is designed to be used with Grade 5 or Metric Class 8.8/9.8 mating screws.

These threaded inserts have many design benefits including:

• Exceptional resistance to spinning in the panel is achieved as the A-H Series’ hex body expands, filling the hole.

• Avoid stress fractures of your material and prolong punch and die life by specifying a radius corner in your hex hole. This is possible when using the A-H Series radius hex body insert.

• Threads gauge before and after installation due to the increased cross-sectional thickness of the thread area. Thread dilation is prevented.

• Inventory reduction is possible because of the A-H Series’ wide grip range capacity. It is 2.5 times greater than conventional rivet nuts.

• Superior corrosion resistance is provided by our standard zinc/yellow trivalent finish.

Additional Design Types:

• Closed End: Thread area is enclosed eliminating leakage past the threads from either side of the application.

• Sealed Head: A PVC foam seal is bonded to the underside of the head and when installed provides a weather tight seal.

• Open End: Stainless Steel Hex body insert available in specific thread ranges only.

A-R Series Threaded Insert

The AVK A-R Series Threaded Inserts are designed for use in applications with thin gauge metal and plastics where it is required to have an increase in pull out resistance. The A-R Series features a PreSetTM slotted body design that when installed folds into four segments gripping the backside of the parent material. This design feature allows the A-R Series to be installed into single, variable, or multiple thickness materials. These threaded inserts have many design benefits including:

• Installs using torque stall type tooling due to the slightly expanded slotted body design. This is important when working with plastics that vary in thickness. No adjustment of the tool is necessary when installing the part into variable thickness materials.

• Installs using hand wrenched torque type tools. Ideal for use in kits and consumer installation applications.

• Provides exceptional pull out resistance in soft plastics or thin sheet metal applications even if the holes are hand drilled and oversized.

• Superior corrosion resistance because all surfaces of the slotted body are plated.

• Superior thread strength due to AVK’s internal roll thread process.

Additional Design Types:

• A-R Studs: An A-R blind side, petaled footprint produces exceptional pull-out combined with a stud for component attachment.

• Special Head Design: Special head configurations such as square or wedge head can increase the inserts holding resistance in the parent material.

• Straight Body Design: A straight body A-R Series Insert is ideal for thin sheet metals, tubing and plastic applications where high pull-out is required.

A-L Series Sealed Head Threaded Insert

The A-L Series Sealed Head Insert provides all the features of the Standard A-L Series Insert plus the addition of a PVC foam seal that is bonded to the underside head of the insert. This feature provides a weather resistant seal that will withstand 50PSI – 3.4 BARS of pressure.

A-H Series Sealed Head Threaded Hex Insert

The A-H Series Sealed Head Insert provides all the features of the standard A-H Series Insert plus the addition of a PVC foam seal that is bonded to the underside head of the insert. This feature provides a weather resistant seal that will withstand 50 PSI – 3.4 bars of pressure.

A-S Series Captive Threaded Insert

The A-S Series Stud offers a unique design advantage in that once installed, a threaded stud is left protruding from the workpiece. Component parts can be located on the stud until final assembly is accomplished with a mating nut. The A-S Series is an ideal alternative to clinch or weld studs.

Design Benefits include:

• Protruding stud allows component parts to be located on the stud until final assembly is accomplished with a mating nut.

• Exceptional torque strength is achieved as the stud’s knurled body expands, filling the hole

• Eliminate paint masking procedures as required with weld or clinch studs. The A-S Series Stud can be installed after painting.

• Superior corrosion resistance is provided by our standard zinc/yellow trivalent finish.

Additional Design Types:

• Sealed Head: A PVC foam seal is bonded to the underside of the head and when installed provides a weather tight seal. Note that the addition of a seal reduces the parts grip range.

• Wedge Head: The addition of wedges under the head provides even greater torque capability, especially in soft or thin materials, and is excellent for electrical grounding applications.

• Hex Body: The hex shell offers exceptional resistance to spinning once installed. Also available in full body hex version.

• Dog Point: An optional dog point provides ease in installing mating hardware and reduces the possibility of cross-threading.

A-T Series Knurled Threaded Insert

The A-T series Insert is unique in that it can be installed into most any material above .030/,76mm in thickness. As the A-T Series is installed, the threaded portion is completely swaged 360° into the sleeve portion and the hole. This permits the A-T Series to be used with Grade 8/Metric 12.9 mating screws.

Design Benefits:

• Reduced overall length of the installed A-T Series Insert allows it to be used in limited clearance applications.

• Quality installations even in variable thickness materials are assured by our spin/spin torque stall tools.

• Inventory reduction is possible because one A-T Series Insert will work in any thickness.

• Installs into most any material with a thickness over .030/,76mm.

• Can be used with Grade 8/Metric Class 12.9 Screws due to the A-T Series high shear load capability

A-W Series Knurled Threaded Insert

The A-W Series Insert can be installed into most any material softer than itself that is thicker than .062/1,57. The A-W Series provides exceptional shear strength and pull out in fiberglass and plywoods. The brass A-W Series Insert is particularly useful for the fiberglass boat industry. The A-W Series Insert is installed using lightweight, handheld pneumatic tools that can be located at any position in your product’s assembly sequence. The A-W Series Insert can be installed either prior to or after finish.

A-O Series Threaded Insert

The A-O Series Insert features a reduced profile head design which is similar to the superior A-K Series Insert. It also has a smaller body diameter than the A-K Series Insert. The A-O Series Insert can be specified when the application design parameters require a smaller hole or closer hole to edge tolerances.

R-N Series Rivet Nut Threaded Insert

The R-N Series Rivet Nut features a heavy duty head profile and increased wall thickness in the collapse area. This makes the R-N Series ideal for leg leveling applications. The R-N Series Rivet Nuts are manufactured using state-of-the art cold forming technology. This provides very precise tolerances. All surfaces of the R-N Series are formed, not machined. This provides excellent quality. The internal thread of the R-N Series Rivet Nut is roll formed not machined. This provides excellent thread strength.

Design Benefits:

• Increased push-out loads are achievable in leg leveling applications when using the R-N Series due to its heavy duty head profile and thick wall construction.

• Superior thread strength is provided due to our internal rolled thread manufacturing

• Superior corrosion resistance is provided by our “9T” finish

• Uniform installation is guaranteed because of dimensional tolerances and concentricity tolerances built into our product made possible by our cold forming technology.

Additional Design Types:

• Closed End: Thread area is enclosed eliminating leakage past the threads from either side of the application.

• Keyed Head: An underside of the head “key: projection when placed into a matching “keyed” hole design provides additional torque resistance

• 100° Countersunk Head: A 100° countersunk head profile when installed into a matching countersunk hole provides a flush installation.

E-L Metric Series Knurled Threaded Insert & E-H Metric Series Threaded Hex Insert

The E-L & E-H Metric Series Insert product line offers insert designs to accommodate “true metric” hole sizes. Closed end product and a variety of head configurations are also available.

C-S Series Insert

AVK introduces a new high torque insert for the commercial and industrial markets. The new COMPOSI-SERTTM insert accommodates various grip thicknesses and can be used in a variety of structural materials.

• Increased spin-out performance over standard style inserts and rivetnuts

• Multiple panel clamping capabilities

• Various grip ranges

• Low profile head style

• Sealed or non-sealed designs

• Can be used on a variety of structural materials (including Composite & SMC)

• Standard torque or stroke tools can be used

C-L Series Compression Limiter

Compression limiters are utilized daily in applications where a compressive load is applied to a composite assembly. The compression limiter distributes and transfers clamp load when the mating bolt or screw is installed into a composite assembly. This distribution of clamp load prevents damage to your assembly and compensates for expansion and contraction of the composite substraight. Thus, the compression limiter will provide consistent joint integrity allowing your joint assembly to remain tight.

• Compensation for expansion & contraction of composite material

• Maintain joint stability

• Protect composite material from damage

• Reduce rework from cracked assemblies

• Creates clean holes with alignment points

• Reduce assembly rejection and maintain production through-put

STANLEY

STANLEY® Engineered Fastening has several “industry firsts” when it comes to threaded and wire inserts, and we are continually innovating this evolving fastening category. Our inserts in our Optia® product range provide legendary performance from Heli-Coil®, Dodge®, Spiralock®, and other groundbreaking innovative designs. If you’re looking for the latest technology in inserts, you’ll find it at Applifast.

Avdel Avtronic

Avtronic is a speed fastening assembly solution that is widely used for attaching connectors and components to PCBs, but it can also be used to attach a wide range of other connectors and electronic components. The Avtronic rivet has annular body grooves which expand radially during insertion. This provides a vibration-resistant joint and good pull out resistance. Various body lengths provide a wide grip range to accommodate most combinations of connector and PC board thickness. The Avtronic can be used in blind hole applications and is an ideal tack rivet.

Fast Facts:

• Blind hole, one-sided installation capability

• Annular grooves on the body expand radially during installation

• Provides a vibration resistant joint, increased pull-out resistance, and good residual clamp

• Available options accommodate most combinations of connector and PC board thickness

• Available as a customized design to meet your unique assembly requirements

Avdel Avsert

The Avsert is a threaded stand-off pillar widely used for PCBs. It can also be used to attach a wide variety of other connectors and electronic components. Available in a range of metric internal threads and many stand-off heights, the Avsert will fit an array of board thicknesses. Available in short spigot and long spigot versions, the Avsert is made of tin plated brass and is an excellent option for highspeed, blind side assembly needs.

Fast Facts:

• Blind hole, one-sided installation capability

• Internally threaded bore takes a threaded part e.g. D-subminiature connectors

• Available in many stand-off heights to accommodate a wide variety of components

• Can be used for board thicknesses of 0.8-2.0mm (short spigot) or 0.8-2.4mm max (long spigot)

• Suitable as a female mating bush for D-subminiature connectors

• Available as a customized design to meet your unique assembly requirements

Popular assembly applications include aluminum gear trays and extrusions, d-connectors, PCBs, and telecommunications equipment.

Avdel Rivscrew

Get the speed of rivet placement with the benefit of being able to remove and re-use. Using a simple hex key, the Rivscrew threaded speed fastener allows for easy placement and servicing. Using a Rivscrew rivet removes the need for costly tapping or thread forming operation while creating a higher vibration-resistant “thread lock” compared to standard screws. Available in various lengths and configurations, the bright tin plated steel option allows for ease of soldering and increased electrical conductivity. The Rivscrew is compatible with assembly materials made of metal, plastic, aluminum, magnesium, and nylon and die-cast zinc.

Fast Facts:

• Expands radially during installation to form a thread in host material

• Removable for servicing and reusable

• Various lengths available providing high clamp loads

• Fastens most materials up to Vickers hardness 105 Hv5

• Can be used to fasten: metal to plastic, plastic to plastic, aluminum alloy, magnesium, nylon, and die-cast zinc, and electronic components

• Placed using a unique repetition mandrel system for high speed assembly

• Can be bowl fed for larger volume applications using automated equipment

• Available as a customized design to meet your unique assembly requirements

Assembly applications include aluminum, die-cast boxes, cast magnesium, semi-conductors to thin wall and extruded heatsinks, semi-conductors to PCB’s, PCB’s to chassis assemblies, fastening into injection molded plastic bosses, and general engineering involving plastics, nylon, polycarbonate, and more.

NeoSpeed Wide Grip Range

Speed fasteners with a unique splined rivet design combine high clamp throughout a wide grip range – simply the strongest, most versatile speed riveting system in the world.

Key Features and Benefits:

• The NeoSpeed fastening process delivers a throughput of up to four times greater than traditional threaded or breakstem fasteners

• Multi-grip capability accommodates wide variations in material thickness

• One rivet can be used to replace several standard grip fasteners

• External splines fill rear sheet and oversize front sheet holes

• 3x greater hole size tolerance than standard breakstem rivets

• Far less sensitive to application variations

• Easier specification due to one-rivet x one mandrel solution

• Typically half the installed weight versus an equivalent breakstem rivet

POP Jack Nut Rivet Nut

Available in steel and brass, Jack Rivet nuts can be coated with RAINTITE to seal moisture and hard plastic PVC to prevent scratching and galvanic corrosion.

Fast Facts:

• Fastens in blind holes

• Won’t distort or deform soft plastics or thin sheet metals

• Fast, inexpensive, and easy to use

• Not hole-size sensitive

• Fastens securely despite burrs or uneven substrate

• Available with “Plasticol” coating for sealing purposes

• Suitable for a wide grip range

• Can be set with manual or pneumatic tools

• Removable

POP Well-Nut Rivet Nut

The Well-Nut Rivet Nut is a flanged chloroprene bushing with a brass machine nut molded into one end. Tightening a conventional machine screw threaded in the brass nut causes the insert to expand, making a secure fastening. Available in a chloroprene rubber as standard. Other rubber compounds are available including EPDM and Nitrile. Chloroprene rubber offers stable strength and exhibits average levels of all beneficial properties. EPDM is ideal for outdoor applications. Well-Nut threaded inserts are Ro-HS-ELoV, and WEEE-compliant.

Features and Benefits:

• Ideal for isolating against electrical conductivity

• Helps seal out ambient moisture and gases

• Fastens in blind holes

• Muffles noise

• Dampens vibration and shock

• Helps prevent galvanic corrosion

• Ideal for mixed material fastenings

• Removable

• Available in several compounds

• One-step installation

• Can be used in closed-end holes

POP Well-Nut Rivet Nut

The Well-Nut Rivet Nut is a flanged chloroprene bushing with a brass machine nut molded into one end. Tightening a conventional machine screw threaded in the brass nut causes the insert to expand, making a secure fastening. Available in a chloroprene rubber as standard. Other rubber compounds are available including EPDM and Nitrile. Chloroprene rubber offers stable strength and exhibits average levels of all beneficial properties. EPDM is ideal for outdoor applications. Well-Nut threaded inserts are Ro-HS-ELoV, and WEEE-compliant.

Features and Benefits:

• Ideal for isolating against electrical conductivity

• Helps seal out ambient moisture and gases

• Fastens in blind holes

• Muffles noise

• Dampens vibration and shock

• Helps prevent galvanic corrosion

• Ideal for mixed material fastenings

• Removable

• Available in several compounds

• One-step installation

• Can be used in closed-end holes

Thin Sheet Nutsert

Nutsert is a quick, reliable low cost way to insert high quality load bearing threads into weak or thin gauge materials. Nutsert provide load bearing threads in sheet materials as thin as 0.50mm (0.02”), and has one-sided, blind insert capabilities. Available in different headforms, including large flange, low profile, and countersunk; and various platings including steel, stainless steel, and aluminum alloy; Nutsert can be installed in pre-coated or post painted applications without damaging the surface. Popular in automotive, electronic, general fabrication, and appliance applications, Nutsert can be used with hand tools, pneumatic tools, and fully automated machines to suit a wide range of assembly methods.

Fast Facts:

• Can be used in very thin sheet materials from 0.50mm (0.02”)

• Blind hole, one-sided installation capability

• Provides a female thread in application

• Can be installed in pre-coated or post painted applications without damaging the surface

• Various platings available to increase the corrosion resistance

• Low profile version allows near flush fit to application

• Large flange version provides greater load-bearing surface. Reinforces hole to prevent push out

• Large flange version can be used as a spacer and can be supplied with an underhead seal

• Clamps two or more sheets of material together, within the grip range

• Closed end prevents the ingress of dirt and fluids into thread and electrical circuits

• Assembly applications include automotive, electrical engineering, electronic components, sheet metal, domestic appliances, and general light fabrication

Huck Tools

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 HuckBolts, or a smaller pneudraulic model used to install blind rivets and small 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. The new lightweight, easy to use BT4600 battery-powered tool can install all 3/16” and 1/4″ Huck blind rivets (excluding BOM) as well as 3/16” Magna-Grip HuckBolts.

 

The Huck tool range includes:

Battery Tools

The Huck Range Force Cordless Installation Tool

The Huck® Range Force™ Battery Tools are industrial strength, portable powerhouses for a wide range of applications and industries. Arconic has joined forces with Makita® to bring you industry-leading performance paired with superior reliability in their latest advancement in battery-powered installation tooling. The Huck® Range Force is the only battery tool on the market with electrically adjustable pull force for installation of pintail-less lockbolts.

Benefits of the Huck Range Force Cordless Installation Tool:

• The only battery tool with electronically adjustable pull force control

• Exceptional quality for superior reliability & durability (tested to 50k installations)

• High pull force (adjustable) & long stroke length for ultimate versatility

• Can install the complete Huck range of structural & non-structural rivets (up to 1/4″/6.4mm) as well as two-piece fasteners (up to 1/4″ BobTail®/MagnaGrip®)

• Cross-compatibility with Huck noses and Makita 18v batteries

Pneumatic Tools

Huck 2015

The Model 2015 is a lightweight, high-speed tool that is well-suited for both production and maintenance/repair applications where 1/4″, and smaller, diameter blind fasteners are used. The 2015 features an in-line piston for one-stroke installations of up to 35 cycles per minute. Operator fatigue is minimized through an ergonomically designed handle and the tool’s light weight (4.80 pounds). Anvil inserts for nail-type rivets can be easily changed out on the Model 2015 to accommodate various sizes. The tool’s nose diameter of .78” makes it ideal for close clearance applications.

Huck 2022

The Model 2022 is a lightweight, high-speed tool that is well-suited for both production and maintenance/repair applications where 1/4″ and smaller diameter (standard and extended grip) blind fasteners are used. The 2022 features an in-line stroke piston for production rates of up to 30 installations per minute. The 2022’s ergonomically designed handle and lightweight (5.4 pounds) combine to minimize operator fatigue.

Huck 2024

Designed for production volume fastening, the 2024 offers a number of outstanding features, including an ergonomically designed handle, plated piston rods and an efficient in-line piston. An extended piston version (2024L) is available and an optional vacuum assist pintail collection system (2024V) can be added.

Huck 2025

Designed for production volume fastening, the 2025 offers a number of outstanding features, including an ergonomically designed handle, plated piston rods and an efficient in-line piston. An extended piston version (2025L) is available and an optional vacuum assist pintail collection system (2025V) can be added.

Huck 244

The Model 244 tool is sized for high-speed production applications, up to 20 fastener installations per minute. This tool can install fasteners up to 1/4″ steel C6L HuckBolts, with optimum stroke for one-cycle installations. A versatile tool, the Model 244 features a concentric (inline) pull piston and new front gland design, allowing for easy piston removal. Plated piston rods in the Model 244 extend the life of the seals. The 244 is factory-tested for 2000 cycles, ensuring a high level of reliability. Despite its outstanding production capacity, the Model 244 weighs only 5.69 pounds.

Huck 245

The 245 is sized for high-speed production applications, up to 20 fastener installations per minute. This tool provides optimum stroke for one-cycle installations, and features an eccentric pull piston for limited clearance applications. Chrome-plated piston rods in the 245 extend the life of the seals.

Huck 246

The 246 production tool features optimum stroke for one-cycle installation and has an eccentric pull piston for limited clearance applications. The Model 246 has chrome plated piston rods to extend the life of the seals.

Huck 255

The Model 255 tool is sized for high-speed production applications, up to 20 fastener installations per minute. This tool can install fasteners up to 3/8” steel C6L HuckBolts, with optimum stroke for one-cycle installations. A versatile tool, the Model 255 features a concentric (inline) pull piston and new front gland design, allowing for easy piston removal. Plated piston rods in the Model 255 extend the life of the seals. The 255 is factory tested for 2000 cycles, ensuring a high level of reliability. Despite its outstanding production capacity, the Model 255 weighs only 8.80 pounds.

Huck 256

The Model 256 tool is designed for high-speed production applications, able to install up to 20 fasteners per minute. Because it has slightly more swaging power than the Model 255, the 256 is able to install up to 3/8” steel Magna-Grip fasteners. The tool provides optimum stroke for one-cycle installations, and features a concentric (inline) pull piston and new front gland design, allowing for easy piston removal. The 256 is factory-tested for 2000 cycles, ensuring the tool’s reliability, and plated piston rods extend seal life, adding to its durability. This proven production tool weighs only 11.1 pounds.

Huck 244BT

The 244BT Tool is designed for rapid installation of Huck BobTail 4.8mm and 6.4mm diameters. This lightweight tool provides for fast, uniform installations, and delivers optimum stroke for one-cycle installation of fasteners. Minimal moving parts.

Huck 256BT

The 256BT Tool is designed for rapid installation of Huck BobTail fasteners. It features optimum stroke for one-cycle installation of fasteners, and minimal moving parts. Comes with standard inline and offset nose assemblies, ranging from 4mm to 10mm.

 

Hydraulic Tools

Huck 2480

The Model 2480 is a very lightweight tool which provides for the high-speed installation of a wide range of HuckBolt and Huck blind bolt fasteners. The tool has only one moving part, resulting in outstanding reliability and minimal maintenance. The tight centerline-to-edge measurement of the Model 2480 and its light weight (2.21 pounds) allow for its use in limited clearance areas.

Huck 2503

The 2503 is a lightweight tool for use in a wide range of high-speed production applications. With only one moving part, the tool provides for increased reliability and requires minimal maintenance. An offset piston design allows the 2503 to easily fit in limited clearance applications. The 2503 tool has an integral 3.64m hose set.

Huck 2580

The Model 2580 is a lightweight tool (only 6.58 pounds) designed for use in a wide range of high-speed production applications. With only one moving part, the tool provides for increased reliability and requires minimal maintenance. An offset piston design allows the Model 2580 to easily fit in limited clearance applications.

Huck 2600

The Model 2600 is a lightweight and versatile installation tool designed to use with a wide range of Huck blind fasteners and HuckBolt® fasteners. The tool’s compact size allows it to fit into limited clearance applications, while its light weight provides for outstanding operator productivity.

Huck 2620

The Model 2620 is a lightweight and versatile installation tool designed to use with a wide range of Huck blind fasteners and HuckBolt fasteners. The tool’s compact size allows it to fit into limited clearance applications, while its light weight provides for outstanding operator productivity.

Huck 2620PT

The Model 2620-PT is a pass-through hydraulic tool that replaces the 5901. The tool is capable of installing 12MM, 3/8” and 1/2″ diameter Huck lockbolts and blind bolts. This tooling is fully compatible with existing pass-through nose assemblies.

Huck 2624

The 2624 is a lightweight ergonomic alternative to the 585 or 586 tool for installing 5/8” and 16MM diameter Huck lockbolts and blind bolts. This line of tooling is fully compatible with existing nose assemblies. The 2624 has only one moving part, which minimizes maintenance.

Huck 3585

Offering durable construction, advanced hydraulics, and safe, ergonomic design, the 3585 installation tool is easy-to-hold and efficient to use. An improved piston and cylinder design promote longer life. In addition, the nose adapter can be removed through the back of the tool for ease of repair. The 3585 is ideal for installation of all -16 (1/2”) to -24 (3/4”) pintail-style lockbolts. Stroke: 1.812”; Weight: 19lbs.

Huck 3585PT

The Huck 3585PT Hydraulic Installation Tool goes beyond the 3585 by offering the capability to install Huck-Spin and Huck-Spin2 fasteners with a pass-through piston and end cap design. In addition, the 3585PT is fully compatible with Huck BobTail® fasteners. The stroke has been increased to 1.900” allowing the capacity to install and remove 20mm fasteners.

Huck 2630

The Model 2630 is a lightweight ergonomic alternative to the 506 tool for installing 7/8” product. This line of tooling is fully compatible with existing nose assemblies. The 2630 tool has only one moving part for maximum reliability and the sealing configuration is designed to minimise service requirements.

Huck 507

The Model 507 is a heavy-duty tool sized for the installation of 1” C50L HuckBolt fasteners. This rugged tool provides high-speed installation in a wide range of production applications. The Model’s 507’s basic design, utilizing a simple cylinder and piston assembly, offers outstanding reliability. This tool also features an unloading valve, which relieves hydraulic pressure at both ends of the stroke, and a pintail ejector positioned on the nose assembly. A heavy duty production tool, the Model 507 weighs 43 pounds.

Huck 12142

The Model 12142 is designed to accommodate the large lockbolts used in track fastening applications. This proven hydraulic tool features rugged 60 pound construction for durability in the field, and the choice of a gasoline or electrically powered hydraulic unit. The design of the Model 12142 incorporates the nose assembly for installation for the industry standard 1-3/8” diameter C50L HuckBolts. The tool’s compact dimensions allow it to work well in limited clearance applications.

Huck BTT25

The BTT25 was developed specifically for installation of BobTail 12mm to 14mm fasteners. As with all BTT (BobTail Tool) Tools, the BTT25 is configured for limited clearance applications. The unique hydraulic piston arrangement allows for a small diameter cylinder, which gives a small center-to-edge distance along the complete length of the tool.

Huck BTT35

The BTT35 was developed specifically for installation of the BobTail 16mm fastener. As with all BTT (BobTail Tool) Tools, the BTT35 is configured for limited clearance applications. The unique hydraulic piston arrangement allows for a small diameter cylinder, which gives a small center-to-edge distance along the complete length of the tool.

Huck BTT57

The BTT57 was developed specifically for installation of the BobTail 20mm fastener. As with all BTT (BobTail Tool) Tools, the BTT57 is configured for limited clearance applications. The unique hydraulic piston arrangement allows for a small diameter cylinder, which gives a small center-to-edge distance along the complete length of the tool.

Huck BTT35LS

Huck Model BTT35LS is a Hydraulic Installation Tool that installs and removes Bobtail fasteners in limited clearance applications. This tool design consists of a cylinder housing with two chambers to accommodate two tandem pull pistons. This feature increases pull capacity while maintaining optimum centerline-to-edge clearance.

Huck SFBTT8

Huck’s proprietary, advanced swage forward tooling for BobTail fasteners, the SFBTT series, makes the installation process quicker and easier by reducing the force require to install each fastener. More compact and lighter weight than previous Huck lockbolt production tooling, BobTail installation tools also offer greater operator flexibility as well as extended reach into difficult areas. For tight, space-constrained applications, swage forward BobTail tools allow the operator to position his or her hand at a safe distance from the working structure during installation.

Huck SFBTT20

Huck’s proprietary, advanced swage forward tooling for BobTail fasteners, the SFBTT series, makes the installation process quicker and easier by reducing the force required to install each fastener. More compact and lighter weight than previous Huck lockbolt production tooling, BobTail installation tools also offer greater operator flexibility as well as extended reach into difficult areas. For tight, space-constrained applications, swage forward BobTail tools allow the operator to position his or her hand at a safe distance from the working structure during installation.

Huck SF20

Huck’s proprietary, advanced swage forward tooling for BobTail fasteners, the SFBTT series, makes the installation process quicker and easier by reducing the force required to install each fastener. More compact and lighter weight than previous Huck lockbolt production tooling, BobTail installation tools also offer greater operator flexibility as well as extended reach into difficult areas. For tight, space-constrained applications, swage forward BobTail tools allow the operator to position his or her hand at a safe distance from the working structure during installation. The SF20 will install 12mm, 12.7mm, 14mm, 15.9mm and 16mm BobTail fasteners.

Huck SF32

Huck’s proprietary, advanced swage forward tooling for BobTail fasteners, the SFBTT series, makes the installation process quicker and easier by reducing the force required to install each fastener. More compact and lighter weight than previous Huck lockbolt production tooling, BobTail installation tools also offer greater operator flexibility as well as extended reach into difficult areas. For tight, space-constrained applications, swage forward BobTail tools allow the operator to position his or her hand at a safe distance from the working structure during installation. The SF32 will install both 19.1mm and 20mm BobTail fasteners.

Huck SF46-250-02

Huck’s proprietary, advanced swage forward tooling for BobTail fasteners, the SFBTT series, makes the installation process quicker and easier by reducing the force required to install each fastener. More compact and lighter weight than previous Huck lockbolt production tooling, BobTail installation tools also offer greater operator flexibility as well as extended reach into difficult areas. For tight, space-constrained applications, swage forward BobTail tools allow the operator to position his or her hand at a safe distance from the working structure during installation.

Huck HS37

Designed for rapid, easy installation of 12mm HuckSpin® fasteners, the HS37 is an ergonomic, lightweight installation tool offering a range of high-performance advantages.

Huck HS52

The HS52 Huck-Spin Installation Tool is configured to be suspended from tool balancing devises adjacent to assembly lines/work stations. However, it can be handheld if necessary. Various configurations are available allowing the tool to be customised to achieve the optimum access to the application and ergonomics.

Huck HSSFT-M12

Employing Huck’s proprietary swage forward design, the HSSFT-M12 offers rapid, easy installation of HuckSpin® fasteners. This advanced tool makes the installation process quicker and easier by reducing the force required to install each fastener.

Huck HSSFT-M16

Employing Huck’s proprietary swage forward design, the HSSFT-M16 offers rapid, easy installation of HuckSpin® fasteners. This advanced tool makes the installation process quicker and easier by reducing the force required to install each fastener.

 

 

Powerig

Combining advanced design and quality manufacturing, Huck Powerigs offer both best-in-class performance and long product life. Whether for mobile or factory use, there is a Huck Powerig hydraulic power source for the job, from electric and gasoline portable units, to larger rigs that can individually power up to three tools.

Huck 913H

The Huck Model 913H Powerig® is a portable, gasoline powered, hydraulic power source designed to operate all Huck Hydraulic Installation Equipment, in an environment where an air or electric power source is not available. This Powerig® Hydraulic Unit includes a roll cage for protection, and to facilitate moving the unit to various work stations. The unit weighs approximately 175 pounds (78.7 kg) when filled with hydraulic fluid.

Huck 940

The Model 940 Powerig® is a portable unit sized for moderate production and repair applications. This unit features rugged construction for durability in the field, and the choice of 115 or 220 Volt AC power. The Model 940 includes a handle for easy transport, simple adjustable hydraulic outputs and quick-connect couplers for connecting installation tool hoses.

Huck 968

The Huck 968 Powerig® is a portable air-powered hydraulic power source designed to operate Huck® hydraulic installation equipment. Its greater speed and replacement parts availability make it superior to its predecessor, the 956. Features include:

• Durable 2 stage, gear-piston type pump

• 6 gal (9.8L) reservoir

• Adjustable output pressures to 8500 psi (586 BAR)

• Single point of adjustability for pressure settings

• Designed for ease of maintenance

Huck 918

The Model 2480 is a very lightweight tool which provides for the high-speed installation of a wide range of HuckBolt and Huck blind bolt fasteners. The tool has only one moving part, resulting in outstanding reliability and minimal maintenance. The tight centerline-to-edge measurement of the Model 2480 and its light weight (2.21 pounds) allow for its use in limited clearance areas.

Huck 918-5

The Model 2480 is a very lightweight tool which provides for the high-speed installation of a wide range of HuckBolt and Huck blind bolt fasteners. The tool has only one moving part, resulting in outstanding reliability and minimal maintenance. The tight centerline-to-edge measurement of the Model 2480 and its light weight (2.21 pounds) allow for its use in limited clearance areas.

 

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