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Berdan Civata, from local to global

21st February 2018
As a long-standing exhibitor at Fastener Fair Stuttgart, there is little need to introduce Berdan Civata’s expertise in fasteners for large-scale, not to say in some cases massive, construction and infrastructure projects. It takes, however, a trip to the historic Turkish city of Tarsus to really take measure of Berdan’s commitment to excellence in its field. A city with a 6,000 year history, onc…

Site testing of anchors, when to test and why

20th February 2018
By John Muir, technical manager, Construction Fixings Association In the construction industry today, it is a very common and increasing practice to carry out on-site tension testing of anchors. However, there is often confusion regarding what type of testing is required, and under what conditions. This confusion can lead to the wrong type of tests being requested and test bodies carrying out un…

May the force of the spring be with you - Lee Spring saves service time and components

19th February 2018
The engineers at Jedi Racing Cars Ltd in Wellingborough,UK had a recurring problem when servicing their customer F1000 single seater racing cars – the half shaft CV pot joint they were using, derived from the original Mini, just wasn’t intended for quick removal and often resulted in breakage of the adjacent casting mounted on the differential. “It was John Corbyn MD at Jedi who came up with the …

A universal key for railway applications

16th February 2018
In the railway industry, many different key types are required for various applications, FDB Panel Fittings, has therefore created a convenient and flexible product to better serve this industry. This universal key for 4 different inserts enables engineers to conveniently open multiple applications with one key – eliminated the need to carry multiple keys.The universal railway saves on carry weig…

Freedom and performance without the cord

15th February 2018
Lightweight, ergonomic and fast, the new POP Avdel ProSet® battery tools from STANLEY® Engineered Fastening have the ability to pull the same rivets as comparable pneumatic tools but without the cord. The new ProSet PB2500 18V cordless blind rivet tool is designed to place standard blind rivets 2.4mm – 4.8mm diameter (3/32 inch to 3/16 inch) while the new ProSet PB3400 is designed to place struct…

Heavy-duty detent pins

14th February 2018
WDS Component Parts Ltd offers a wide selection of heavy-duty detent pins as part of its catalogue of standard parts. The stainless steel components provide quick locating and positioning and reliable retention once in place. Detent pins are an easy way to locate and secure parts and sub-systems in place. They are simply pushed into place and use a pair of spring loaded ball bearings at the leadi…

Small but powerful – new high intensity, compact LED-UV curing spot lamp

13th February 2018
Techsil has introduced the Hönle LED Spot 40 IC (Integrated Controller), developed for adhesive curing applications where the emitted light of a LED point source is just not enough for a completely uniform cure but a standard flood unit would be oversized. The compact LED Spot 40 IC is perfectly designed for smaller areas where the high intensity LED emitter provides reliable, consistent and homog…

Optimas delivers fasteners for the new TX electric taxi

12th February 2018
Optimas Solutions has signed a long-term agreement with LEVC (London EV Company), with the two businesses now collaborating to deliver optimised fasteners to enable the production of the new TX - the advanced electric taxi. The agreement was signed at the new £325 million LEVC production plant in Coventry on the 6th September. Optimas has already been heavily involved in the project, providing spe…

ZaGO seal nuts superior to plastic insert lock nuts

9th February 2018
ZaGO Manufacturing Company says its seal nuts offer superior flexibility and versatility in comparison with the plastic insert lock nuts currently on the market. Plastic insert lock nuts offer only one type of sealing element known as polyamide, or nylon 11 – a semi-crystalline plastic material with no flexibility.  In contrast, ZaGO sealing nuts are offered with a variety of flexible rubber choi…

Easier to install by a long way

8th February 2018
The new RODFORCE FGD by fischer can be installed with just a few strokes of a hammer making it an economical and practical variant to existing solutions, which often involve storing hanger bolts and specialist tools. Expansion in all four directions, an inner detent and exterior levelling elements ensure safe force transmission and a firm hold in solid building materials. Threaded rods are used f…