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Bulbex®

Aluminum alloy breakstem fasteners with a split tail formation providing a very large blind side bearing area against the rear sheet

Overview

The Avdel Bulbex® breakstem fastener is designed with a split tail formation, providing a much larger blind side bearing area against the rear sheet. This also allows for a wide variation in material thickness. The Bulbex blind breakstem fastener is ideal for use with plastic and low strength material.

Key features and benefits

  • Multi-grip capability
  • Split tail formation provides a very large blind side bearing area against the rear sheet
  • Retained stem
  • Wide choice of installation tools
  • One fastener can often be used to replace several standard grip fasteners
  • Accommodates wide variations in material thickness
  • Reduced fastener inventory and simper stock control
  • Spreads the tail bearing load/clamp load on the rear sheet
  • No damage, electrical problems or rattling due to loose stems

Assembly applications

  • Caravans
  • Domestic appliances

Specifications

  • Sizes: 4.0mm and 4.8mm (5/32" and 3/16")
  • Material: Aluminium alloy
  • Headform: Dome, large flange
Bulbex® - Series
Material Headform Series
Aluminum Alloy

Dome

Large Flange

Bulbex® BF01

Bulbex® BF41

 

>>> POP Avdel Breakstem Systems Catalog (7 MB)

 

Surface finish options

If you are looking for other surface finish options than shown in the above datasheets please download our
>>> Surface Finishes and Fastener Matrix for Breakstem Systems
.
This will show you what surface finish options are possible to apply to our standard fastener types as "customer specials".
 
Customised Designs

We can design and manufacture breakstem fasteners with a wide variety of forms and finishes to meet your unique assembly requirements. Please refer to this page to find examples of our customised capabilities:
>>> Breakstem Fasteners & Sealing Plugs - Customised Designs

Installation Equipment

The pictures below show some of Avdel® handtools and installation equipment which can be used to place Bulbex® fasteners.

 

Tool Selection
Follow this link to find the tools suitable for your breakstem fastener:
>>> Placing Capablity Genesis® nG Tools


Nose Equipment Selection

Follow this link to find the correct nose equipment for your breakstem fastener:

>>> Nose Equipment Genesis® nG Tools


For further information on specific nose equipment, please contact your local Avdel® representative or use our tool manuals:
>>> Tool Manuals

Alternative Products

Klamp-Tite®
Aluminium alloy breakstem fasteners with a split tail formation providing a very large blind side bearing area against the rear sheet. Available as structural and non-structural products with the structural product containing a visible mechanical lock to give extra strength to the joint.

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