At Applifast, demands are realized, concerns are acknowledged, and complexities are streamlined for all types of business, from trucks, trailers, trains, and buses, to aerospace, marine, agriculture, mining, electronics, and general industry.

In theory, a fastener is a device used for attaching one item to another. With the industry’s safety practices, a manufacturer or repair facility is held accountable for each fastener used to produce their products – the method in determining the specific tool or fastener to achieve a consistent clamp force can be complex and overwhelming. You can count on Applifast to deliver superior fastening expertise, complete with documented shear and tensile strengths, for an unmatched, vibration-resistant fastening solution that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective.

Portability, reliability, and versatility are just a few features of Applifast’s Cordless Tools. These industry leading fastening systems bring you performance with the latest advancement in battery-powered and adjustable force installation tooling. The new battery tools are opening eyes and winning approval with each operator that gets the opportunity to use them on the production floor or out in the field where power generators and compressed air supply were previously required. These battery tools or cordless tools as they are known, are proving their way into production each day. With stronger pulling force and longer battery life, it’s a new found freedom from the inconvenience of air hoses and power cords.

Tools and fasteners provided by Applifast offer any user a much cleaner, safer, and more efficient fastening system than welding solutions. We offer portable units featuring robust construction bringing strength and durability to many applications. Some models have the choice of 220 or 115 Volt and AC Power, can be easily transported, quick coupling capability when a variety of installation tools are connected, and hydraulic outputs that are simple to adjust. These tools combine quality manufacturing and advanced design, offering the highest quality, lengthy product life, and in-class performance. No matter whether for factory or mobile use, there is an Applifast solution and hydraulic power source for the application, from portable units powered by gasoline or electricity, to large rigs that are capable of powering up to three tools.

Fastening Technology Videos

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Huck 360®

The most advanced fastening system is the Huck 360®. This nut and bolt system has many notable features including vibration resistance, extreme strength, and high fatigue life. Huck 360 fasteners are engineered for easy installation and can be installed and removed just with the use of standard tools. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck 360 fastening system.

 

Huck 360® Speed Comparison

The most advanced fastening system of nuts and bolts is the Huck 360®. We show you the advantages of the Huck 360 over conventional fasteners. Watch the video to learn about the outstanding differences.

 

Huck® BV4500 Battery-Powered Installation Tool

A portable powerhouse engineered by Huck® and manufactured by Makita for multiple applications and industries. This 18V/5Ah battery tool has an electronically adjustable pull force and long stroke to enable installation of structural and non-structural rivets and up to 1/4” two-piece HuckBolt® fasteners.

 

Huck® 2503 Installation Tooling Maintenance

Watch this video to learn the necessary procedures to dismantle, inspect, maintain, and reassemble the Huck® 2503 Installation Tool.

 

Huck® 3585PT Installation Tooling Maintenance

Watch this video to learn the necessary procedures to dismantle, inspect, maintain, and reassemble the Huck® 3585PT Installation Tool.

 

Huck® AK-175A Installation Tooling Maintenance

Watch this video to learn the necessary procedures to dismantle, inspect, maintain, and reassemble the Huck® AK-175A Installation Tool.

 

Huck Auto-Bulb®

The Huck Auto-Bulb® brings fast and reliable installation to automated speed assemblies. This Huck® fastener is designed with a practical lead-in point creating a simple, easy to use solution for any user. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck Auto-Bulb.

 

Huck Auto-Bulb® Installation

Watch this video for an illustration of a Huck Auto-Bulb® installation. The structural integrity of the Huck Auto-Bulb always remains intact as it has a positively distinguished mechanical bolt retention and unmatched installation speed and vibration resistance making for easy installation.

 

Huck BobTail®

Huck Bobtails® do not have a pin tail as they have been designed to overcome the weaknesses found in conventional lockbolts, and as a result of their design, there is no collection of waste material for disposal or corrosion issues prior to the installation. The Huck LockBolt Bobtail has a very high fatigue strength as the service load is expanded over a cross-sectional area, making it much stronger than the average bolt.

 

Huck BobTail® Benefits

Huck Bobtails® are a lightweight, compact, and ergonomic solution making the installation process much faster and simpler as the force required when installing each bolt is dramatically reduced. Watch the video above to learn more about the benefits of Huck Bobtails.

 

Huck BobTail® Installation

Watch this video for an illustration of a Huck BobTail® installation. Huck Lockbolt Bobtail fasteners install in double the time as any other marketed lockbolt, taking a total of two seconds. Huck Lockbolt Bobtails are a quiet, low-maintenance, and lightweight fastener with extraordinary structural strength and industry leading durability.

 

Huck BobTail® Tooling

All the benefits of prior legacy tooling models are offered with Bobtail® tooling models, but have various additional features including reliability, safety, and ease of use. Watch the video above to learn more about Huck® Bobtail tooling.

 

Huck BOM®

The Huck BOM® (Blind, Oversized, Mechanically locked) fastener demonstrates extreme strength in many structural applications. In fact, it has a higher strength capacity than any other oversized blind fastener worldwide. The Huck BOM’s combination of high shear and tensile force ensures the long-term integrity of this critical joint. This fastener can perform the amount of work equivalent to four standard fasteners. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck BOM.

 

Huck BOM® Installation

Watch the video above for an illustration of a Huck BOM® installation. The Huck BOM’s combination of high shear capacity and tensile force ensures the long-term integrity of this critical joint. This fastener can perform the amount of work equivalent to four standard fasteners.

 

Huck® BTT35LS Installation Tooling Maintenance

Watch this video to learn the necessary procedures to dismantle, inspect, maintain, and reassemble the Huck® BTT35LS Installation Tool.

 

Huck C6L®

The Huck C6L® is the original HuckBolt® used where a strong vibration resistant joint is critical as the exclusive locking six groove design ensures a permanent grip and fit every time. As Huck C6L fasteners have such a superior fastening performance, they are ideal for applications ranging from general manufacturing to those with high-vibration. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck C6L.

 

Huck C50L®

Vibration intense environments? Extreme conditions? The Huck C50L® has been proven to not only meet, but exceed torqued bolt performance in both tensile and shear strength, and fatigue life as well. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck C50L.

 

Huck C50L® Lockbolt Installation

Watch the video above for an illustration of a Huck C50L® Lockbolt installation. The Huck C50L fastener brings superior vibration resistance, consistency, and extreme durability to any heavy-duty fastening applications.

 

Huck® Fasteners for Solar Applications

Engineers from Arconic Fastening Systems detail how Huck® fasteners work within a variety of applications in the solar industry. Speed installation and tamper resistance are two important reasons why Huck is the fastener choice in this time-critical industry. Watch the video above to learn more about Huck fasteners used in solar applications.

 

Huck FloorTight®

The Huck Floortight® Blind Fastener is the only commercially available fastener of its type. It is a self-countersinking, controlled blind fastener that was initially designed for use in the floor installations of large vehicles. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck FloorTight fastener.

 

HuckLok®

The HuckLok® blind rivet features an exclusive double-locking action and wide grip range bringing extreme shear strength and a distinguished pull-up force. Watch the video above to learn more about the HuckLok blind rivet.

 

Hucktainer®

Designed specifically for fiberglass reinforced plywood and metal clad composite applications, Huckbolts® install with a consistent pressure, reducing the potential of crushing FRP panels. Watch the video above to learn more about the Hucktainer®.

 

Huck Magna-Bulb®

The Magna-Bulb® Huck® Fastener is an exclusive clamp-type fastener which offers high shear strength for use in specified applications. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck Magna-Bulb.

 

Huck Magna-Bulb® Installation

Watch the video above for an illustration of a Huck Magna-Bulb® Installation. During installation, the load is spread over more of the surface area due to the bulbing action of the Huck Magna-Bulb. This supplies a connection that is not only extremely strong, but long lasting.

 

Huck® Torque vs Clamp

The most advanced fastening system of nuts and bolts is the Huck 360®. The Huck 360 is an engineered fastener that is not only easy to install, but brings exceptional strength and vibration resistance and can be removed and installed using standard tools. Watch the video above to learn more about Huck® torque vs clamp.

 

Huck® Tru-Set Assembly Control System

The Huck® Tru-Set Assembly Control System is a computer-based monitoring system designed to ensure accurate fastener installation. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck Tru-Set Assembly Control System.

 

Huck® vs Vibration

Huck® fasteners never come loose even in the most extreme and demanding environments. They maintain their structural integrity for the life of the joint. Huck fasteners are installed with direct tension and swaging which eliminates gaps and the potential source for loosening. These fasteners also provide full metal to metal contact between the swaged-on collar and the pin. Watch the video above to learn more about the extreme strength of Huck fasteners.

 

Huck Magna-Tite®

The Huck Magna-Tite® is an exclusive aluminum rivet fastener designed for use in repair and oversized hole applications. This fastener is ideal for installation applications with low-strength or thin materials such as fiberglass, plastic, and aluminum as it has a blind-side, wide bulb. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck Magna-Tite.

 

Huck® Maintenance Free Fasteners for Fleets

Huck® fasteners are used in 80% of the trucks on the road in North America. The Huck Bolt® has an exceptional history in the trucking industry helping to provide heavy duty maintenance free chassis. Fleet owners insist their trucks are held together with Huck fasteners. Watch the video above to learn more about Huck fasteners in the trucking industry.

 

Huck® SFBTT20 Installation Tooling Maintenance

Watch this video to learn the necessary procedures to dismantle, inspect, maintain, and reassemble the Huck® SFBTT20 Installation Tool.

 

Huck Magna-Grip®

The Huck Magna-Grip® fastener is used in applications where a wide grip range is required and a flush pin-break to the collar is beneficial. This Huck® fastener offers the highest level of vibration resistance possible. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck Magna-Grip.

 

Huck Magna-Grip® Installation

Watch the video above for an illustration of a Huck Magna-Grip® Installation. Using Huck Magna-Grips brings any user clean installations no matter what type of assembly thickness. Absolute vibration resistance is ensured with Huck Magna-Grips as they have an exclusive locking-groove design, consistent clamp force, and extreme tensile and shear strength. No matter how demanding the application is, Huck Magna-Grips cannot come loose, therefore reducing rework and warranty claims, and then in turn providing any user long-term savings and increased customer satisfaction.

 

Huck Magna-Lok®

The Huck Magna-Lok® fastener is an adaptable, hole-filling fastener that installs accurately just with the use of standard installation tools. The solid circle-lock and large grip range features of the Magna-Lok ensures quick and sure installation, while its moisture and vibration resistant characteristics help guarantee the joint will stay firmly in place. Watch the video above to learn more about the Huck Magna-Lok.

 

Huck® 256 with Nose Assembly to Install 5/16” BOM® Fasteners

BOM® – Blind Oversize Mechanical Fasteners.

This is a very high strength fastener that can be installed in tubular materials because it is a blind rivet, and the speed of assembly with a pneumatic tool is under 2 seconds, 1 second if installed with a hydraulic tool. The BOM Fastener has a grade 8 centre pin and it has a malleable collar that forms a head on the blind side and swages down a lock collar. This will give you really high clamp load, very high vibration resistance, its resistant to heat, expansion and contraction.

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Huck® 2024 2025 Installation Tooling Maintenance

Watch this video to learn the necessary procedures to dismantle, inspect, maintain, and reassemble the Huck® 2024/2025 Installation Tool.