High Tensile Fasteners
The most important reasons for the increasing use of socket head cap screws in industry are safety, reliability and economy. All three reasons are directly traceable to the superior performance of socket screws vs. other fasteners due to their superior strength and advanced design.Reliability, higher pressures, stresses and speeds in todays machines and equipment demand stronger, more reliable fasteners to hold them together. Rising costs make failure and downtime intolerable. Bigger, more complex units break down more frequently despite every effort to prevent it. This is why the reliability of every component has become critical. Components must stay together to function properly, and to keep them together joints must stay tight.
Hex head fasteners are fasteners that have a hexagonal-shaped head that can be driven by a wrench or a socket. They are commonly used for industrial and OEM applications, as well as for joining metal to metal. Some hex head fasteners have a self-drilling tip that eliminates the need for a pilot hole. Hex head fasteners come in various sizes, materials and grades.
Structural Fasteners are characterised by strong, heavy-duty materials that facilitate the construction of structures employing steel to steel connections. They are an ideal choice of tool for connecting one metal structure to another.
Structural fasteners come in a variety of types and are used for a wide range of applications. They are widely used in bridge and building construction, to connect metal beams and girders. To qualify as tools employed primarily for “structural” purposes, fasteners need to be made of quenched and tempered steel with a minimum tensile strength of 120 ksi.