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Secure fastening in high-vibration applications

August 2023 Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity, and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications in sugar mills like vibrating screens. BMG’s Lock Bolt pins and collars, which are designed to replace bolted and welded joints, provide high strength, vibration-resistant fastening that reduces downtime and improves safety standards by removing sheet gap and maintaining tension over time. This robust two-piece fastening system is vibration resistant, tamper proof, and fast and easy to install. An important advantage for users is that retorquing is not necessary because of the annular locking groove design.

Added to this, the Lock Bolt fastening system ensures high clamp force and tensile and shear strength, and is fully compatible with existing tooling. Lock Bolt pins and collars are suitable for applications where structural integrity is critical, where welding is not an option, and where safety cannot be compromised. Reliable structural joints ensure improved performance, greater productivity and profitability, and greater safety.”

High vibration stress tests prove that these fasteners consistently maintain 98% of their pre-load and that the uniform clamp force is consistent for long-term joint reliability. Lock Bolts are available from BMG in diameters ranging from 10 to 30 mm, in round and countersunk heads.

Apart from sugar mills, applications for Lock Bolt pins and collars include railway coach and truck body manufacturers, and petrochemical, mining, agricultural and construction operations. These fastening components are also suitable for solar panel frames and for lattice towers in electrical power generation.

For more information contact Maryna Werner, BMG, +27 11 620 7317, marynaw@bmgworld.net, www.bmgworld.net


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