Avdel® introduces large diameter high strength fasteners and tooling
Fastening for Commercial & Heavy Industry
Warrington (UK) – 17th April 2012 - For demanding assembly applications where welding is not practical or where conventional bolts struggle to provide a guaranteed and retained clamp load quickly and consistently, Avdel® has developed the new range of Infalok® lockbolts.
Infalok® lockbolts are large diameter, heavy duty, two piece structural steel fasteners designed to provide exceptionally high strength and secure assembly. Capable of delivering a joint clamp (pre-load) of over 250kN and a tensile strength of over 300kN, Infalok® lockbolts can be widely used in demanding engineering industries throughout the world including railways, commercial vehicles, construction, mining, bridge, crane building, renewable energy and many structural applications including maintenance / repair.
Infalok® lockbolts offer a wide choice of bolt diameters from 12.7 mm to 28.6 mm (1/2” to 1 1/8”) and grip ranges from 6.35 mm up to 152.4 mm (0.250” up to 6.000”). They are available in two different head forms and various finishes.
Infalok® lockbolts are tamper resistant and eliminate the risk of vibration loosening during fastened joint service. Joint clamp performance offered by Infalok® lockbolts compares to (or exceeds) equivalent sized Metric Property Class 8.8 threaded fasteners. The controlled clamp loads provided by Infalok® delivers strong, robust joints.
In parallel with the Infalok® fasteners, innovative new placing equipment has been designed by Avdel utilizing the very latest technology available resulting in the launch of Avdel’s 734 AV™ installation tool system.
The Avdel 734 AV™ tool range comprises a range of placing tool options to suit varied working environments. Compact and ergonomic hand tools combined with powerful and robust Enerpac® pump units offer a new range of high-performance high-speed installation systems enhanced with built-in features and reliability that exceed current industry levels. Less service, maintenance and down-time means more cost-effective assembly. The hydraulic pump units are available in voltages from 115/1PH to 480/3PH.
Avdel’s 734 AV™ tools can place a variety of Avdel structural fasteners and Avseal® II sealing plugs.
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