QME 2014 Preview: Lock bolt systems launched

Stanley Engineered Fastening have announced the Infalok lock bolt and tooling system will be on display for the first time in Australia, at the at the Queensland Mining & Engineering (QME) Exhibition, on stand F257, which will also feature demonstrations of other products from their extensive range. 

Recently developed in Europe by Avdel (product brand from Stanley Engineered Fastening), the Infalok lock bolt is highly suited to the demands of assembly applications when welding is impractical or where a conventional bolt may struggle to guarantee and retain the desired clamp load. 

The Infalok features a large diameter and two heavy-duty structural steel fasteners designed to provide unrivalled strength and secure assembly. 

The Infalok lock bolt includes the following attributes:

Excellent Joint Clamp Strength – Capable of delivering joint clamp strength (pre-load) of over 250kN and a tensile strength of over 300kN.

Wide Choice of Bolt Diameters – available in three head forms and finishes Infalok lockbolts come in sizes from 12.7 mm to 28.6 mm (1/2" to 11/8") and grip ranges from 6.35 mm up to 152.4 mm (0.250" up to 6.000").

Tamper Resistant – This also eliminates the risk of vibration loosening during fastened joint service.

Joint clamp performance – Joint Clamp Performance offered by Infalok lock bolts is comparable or exceeds Metric Property Class 8.8 size threaded fasteners, to deliver a strong and robust joint.

MIL handbook P-23469 (USA Military Standard) & BS 7805 Part 2 (UK Standardisation of Lockbolts) Compliant.

Infalok lockbolts are used for a range of demands throughout the world across industries such as mining, railways, commercial vehicles, construction, bridge, crane building, renewable energy and many structural applications; as well as in maintenance and repairs.

In addition to the Infalok fasteners, Avdel has also designed a new innovative installation tool, the Avdel 734 AV installation tool system, which incorporates the very latest in technology to provide a placing tool suited to a variety of working environments. The Avdel 734 AV installation tool system is designed to place a variety of Avdel structural fasteners and Avseal II sealing plugs, with its enhance built-in features that ensure a compact, ergonomic, high-performance and reliable hand tool, which can be combined with a powerful Enerpac pump unit. The key features of the Avdel 734 AV include:

Cost Effective Assembly – Reducing the need for service and maintenance meaning less down-time and increased productivity.

Hydraulic Pump Compatibility – Compatible with Hydraulic Pump Units with voltage ranges from 220V/1PH to 440V/3PH. Diesel powered units are scheduled for release.

Increased Grip Range Application – With Infalok's standard range of bolts ranging from 6.35 mm to 152.4 mm (Custom bolts can be made to order if required).

Servicing of Stanley Engineered Fastening's product range is available nationally through the Enerpac service network. As one of the leading global product brands from Stanley Engineered Fastening, Avdel has been a technology leader for over 75 years and has one of the widest ranges of blind fasteners and tooling in the market. Stanley Engineered Fastening offer Avdel products through their Sales, Distribution and Manufacturing facilities, in over 150 countries, serving all market segments with innovative, durable and reliable fastening and assembly solutions.  

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