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The Importance of Using Washers
Monday, December 04, 2017

Washers are often mistaken for simply cheap metal discs, used to keep fasteners tight. What many people don’t understand is that they are a critical fastener component and have been designed to perform unique functions that ensure the safety and longevity of the product being put together. Choosing not to use a washer with your fasteners is almost always guaranteed to reduce the lifespan and reliability of the join as well as increase the risk of long-term damage to the product or equipment being fastened. ..

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All You Need to Know About Threadlock Adhesives
Monday, November 13, 2017

One of the terms you’ll come across when shopping for fasteners is threadlock adhesive (also known as threadlocking adhesive or threadlocker). Millions of fasteners are used across the globe, but despite the advancements that have been made in material strength and the manufacturing process, there is still the potential for fasteners to break or loosen. Fastener failure is a costly and dangerous business, so it’s crucial that you understand the various ways to reduce this risk. One of the most successful options is by using threadlock adhesive. ..

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The Difference Between Hard and Strong Fasteners
Saturday, November 04, 2017

Shopping for fasteners can be a daunting task. There is no single fastener that suits every environment, so it’s important to have at least a small amount of technical knowledge before making your final choice. You need to consider many variables to determine what specifications are needed for the fastener to function optimally. With this information and some basic knowledge about how fasteners work, you will be able to make an informed decision. One of the most widely overlooked technical aspects is the issue of hardness versus strength. While the two may seem synonymous, there are some small but significant differences that you need to understand to get the best out of your products. ..

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Fasteners for Mounting Solar Panels
Monday, October 16, 2017

Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight and allowing the photons (particles of light) to knock electrons free from atoms. This process occurs in small units called photovoltaic cells and generates a flow of heat and electricity. Solar panels are simply many photovoltaic cells linked together. There are various methods for installing solar panels, but the two most popular are rooftop and pole-mounted. ..

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Galvanic Corrosion – What It Is And How To Prevent It
Monday, September 18, 2017

Galvanic corrosion is the damage caused when two different metals are in electrical contact with each other, in the presence of an electrolyte under corrosive conditions, leading to corrosion of the more active metal. ..

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