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Components used by engineers and manufacturers that are concerned with machinery and tooling. Includes fasteners, springs, seals and gaskets, pumps, valves, fluid power and hydraulics, pneumatics, filtration and process hardware.
Loctite 55 pipe sealing cord from Henkel seals threaded fittings and pipework quickly, cleanly and cheaply. The product is aimed at plumbers and heating engineers and requires no special training to achieve an instant leak-proof joint for water, air and gas.
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Bete’s NCFL series full-cone nozzles have large internal passages and are designed to ensure uniform spray coverage.
According to Dixon Group Europe, it is important to identify the threads required before ordering couplings. Identifying threads can sometimes be the most difficult and frustrating part of coupling selection. However, without the right combination of threads, you may not provide a functional or safe connection.
Where once it was believed that design would always be predicated on the need to take things apart and repair of recycle them, the fact is that the opposite has increasingly become true. As this article from TR Fastenings explains, electronic devices, in particular, have seen a fundamental shift whereby disposability is increasingly considered the norm — even in expensive devices.
In this interview, Malcolm Diamond, executive chairman of Trifast, whose Sussex-based trading arm TR Fastenings manufactures and distributes industrial fastenings and associated components, discusses different markets, the factors underpinning the company’s growrth and opportunities on the horizon.
Dr Louis Raymond is a materials scientist with more than 30 years’ experience as consultant, educator, diagnostician and forensic scientist. Here, he answers frequently asked questions related to the cause of fastener failures.
One of the most common needs in engineering is to join two or more parts together. Usually, the main requirement is for a secure and long-lasting bond, although the ability to undo the joint at will is not uncommon. Here, John Marshall, technical engineer at WDS Component Parts, reviews the relative merits of various fastener and adhesive options.
Understanding the factors that affect the cost of screw conveyors is essential when it comes to rationalising and controlling capital expenditure on this popular class of mechanical conveyor. Here, Richard Atkinson, sales proposals engineer at Guttridge, highlights the most commonly encountered causes of a high price tag.
The advantages of using adhesives over mechanical fasteners have been well documented. They include distribution of load and stress over wider surface areas, elimination of joint fatigue, improved impact resistance, reduction in finishing, and aesthetic enhancement. According to this white paper from Intertronics, design engineers will earn the gratitude of their production engineering colleagues if they can specify or allow for a light-curing adhesive.
This article from Dixon Group Europe offers technical and safety information, focusing on B.E.S.A.F.E for hose assemblies.