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Brighton-Best International Proferred Brand Wins Two Pro Tool Innovation Awards

September 12, 2018 (Santa Fe Springs, CA) - Judging for the 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Awards completed this week and Brighton-Best International received two PTIA awards for products from the new Proferred line. 

The winning products include Proferred Drywallerz™ (P64040) and the Proferred 8” Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench (T09002).

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EFC International Welcomes Global Team Members

St. Louis, Missouri – September 11, 2018. Guenter Retkowski, Vice President of International Sales, is pleased to announce the team expansion for global growth. New team members will support EFC’s expansion in targeted regions and markets, including Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, and Industrial markets.

Shanghai EFC Fasteners Col. Ltd. added seven team members: Director of Sales, Zhanchun Gu; Tina Li, Buyer; Dan Gong, Sales Engineer; Inside Sales Account Managers, Sunny Li, Gloria Shen, and Seven Shen; Logistics Coordinator, Carina Liang. Their collaboration with the existing EFC team, customers and suppliers within China has been significant to growth.

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Sherex Gives Back: Day of Caring

Compression Limiters

 

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NAM - Manufacturers React to NAFTA News

Final Deal Must Include United States, Mexico and Canada

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons today continued manufacturers’ call to secure the best deal possible for manufacturing workers in America:

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Customization: Rotor Clip's Expertise

Despite an extensive standard catalog stock of  carbon steel and stainless steel with various dimensions and spring characteristics, some applications are not served with a standard stock retaining ring or flat wire wave spring. In these instances, Rotor Clip can produce a  custom part according to your unique specifications. 

With Rotor Clip, you can be certain that you get the assistance and answers that you seek before, during, and after you purchase from us. We have a dedicated and highly trained team of professionals to help you get the answers you seek. From pricing, lead times, logistics to part specs, application design assistance, and feasibility studies; our team has the answer 

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Heyco®-Tite Solar Masthead® II Liquid Tight Cordgrips

What Are You Building?

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Phosphating: Summer's Silent Assasin

Sick of summer weather and moisture corroding your steel parts?

Check out this month's newsletter to see how Rotor Clip's exclusive zinc phosphate finishes offers maximum corrosion protection. Our dry phosphate and phosphate and oil finishes come standard, with no additional cost.

See why our phosphate finishes are specified for in countless applications, and call or email us for free samples or engineer consultations today. READ MORE

Disc-Lock Safety Wheel Nuts

Disc-Lock Safety Wheel Nuts

Are you experiencing issues with loose wheel nuts? Our Disc-Lock safety wheel nuts prevent vibrational loosening Utilizing a patented 3 piece design, Disc-Lock safety wheel nuts secure wheels in heavy load and vibration applications, from trash trucks and buses to tractor trailers.
  • Available in sizes from 3/4 to 7/8 (M18-M22)
  • Easy to install with standard tools
  • No retightening needed after installation
  • Can be used with Class 10.9, Grade 8 bolts
  • Coated in GEOMET 321, providing up to 720 hours protection in salt spray testing (other coatings available upon request)
  • Vibration proof according to MIL-STD-1312-7

Do you use materials of multiple or variable thicknesses? If so, CPB and CPN rivet nuts may be the best solution for your application! CPB/CPN parts offer a large grip range, allowing them to be easily used in multiple different material thicknesses. Their large backside footprint provides increased pull out resistance. CPB/CPN parts are designed to be installed in soft materials like plastics without distorting the base material, an ideal solution for your lightweighting initiatives.
 
Sherex CPN and CPB rivet nuts come in sizes ranging from 8-32 to 5/16-18 (M5-M8), and are available in wedge head or trim head variants. CPB rivet nuts are pre-bulbed for ease of installation and can be installed with spin-spin tooling.




Sherex's engineering team designed the industry's largest rivet nut product line.

The Challenge:
  • The OEM was experiencing production bottlenecks and difficult in-field installations due to the use of a welded clip; the clip was frequently damaged during shipping or misaligned during welding.
The Solution:
  • Sherex created a large size rivet nut with an oversized thread for use with standard step bolts.
  • Utilizing the rivet nut solution, the manufacturer was able to laser cut holes into the pole, ensuring proper spacing and alignment of the holes.
  • The elimination of the welding process, the clip, and one of the hex nuts involved in the previous assembly sped up production and made installation a one hand operation, making it much safer and quicker.
The Sherex engineering team is available to assist you with your fastening challenges. Contact us at [email protected] or call 866-474-3739 for more information.

Würth Group closes first half of 2018 with sales of EUR 6.8 billion

The Würth Group continues its winning streak: The global market leader in the trade with fastening and assembly materials expands sales by 6.5 percent. Adjusted for exchange rates, sales growth even stands at 9.0 percent. The operating result increases to EUR 400 million.

Künzelsau. In the first six months of 2018, the Würth Group reported sales of EUR 6.8 billion. This corresponds to an increase of 6.5 percent. Adjusted for foreign currency effects, growth comes to 9.0 percent. The companies in Germany achieved sales growth of 7.9 percent and total sales of EUR 2.9 billion, while sales growth abroad amounted to 5.4 percent. The Würth Group’s companies in Eastern and Southern Europe are still developing very well, reporting sales growth rates in the double digits. “We still expect that we will be able to report sales and operating result records again in 2018, even if the ifo Business Climate Index has dropped slightly in June and economic forecasts are only cautiously optimistic,” Robert Friedmann, Chairman of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group, states on the company’s positive outlook for the second half of the year.

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Sherex Taiwan Receives IATF Certification

Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is pleased to announce that their Sherex Taiwan production facility has received IATF 16949:2016 certification.

IATF 16949:2016, which establishes specific quality management system requirements for the automotive market, replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009. To gain accreditation, businesses must possess quality systems that focus on continuous improvement to prevent defects, and eleminate high variation and waste throughout the supply chain.

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Cold Headed vs Machined Solid Pins

Solid Pins are common fasteners used for aligning, joining, and assembling multiple components. Solid Pins are most useful where the clamp load of a bolt is not needed. They are also used for specific functions such as locating components, hinges, tamper-resistant designs, etc. READ MORE

Checklist for choosing a quality retaining ring manufacturer

You certainly have choice of vendors when sourcing retaining rings, but not all retaining ring suppliers offer the same level of quality, expertise, and trust. Here are 5 points you should consider when choosing your next retaining ring supplier:

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EFC Accelerates Growth Into Mexico

EFC International, a leading supplier of engineered fasteners, with their corporate office in St. Louis, Missouri, continues to expand their global presence with the establishment of their office and warehouse in Mexico, EFC Global, S de RL de CV.

“Our recently established legal entity and operations in Mexico, including a warehouse in Querétaro, outside sales engineers, customer service and support staff in Mexico, enables EFC to enhance our service level in the region.  We’re able to respond more quickly and hold inventory in closer proximity to our customer base.  We also are positioned to act as a key channel partner into Mexico for our strategic partner suppliers.   With our locations in the United States, Mexico, Germany, China and South Korea, EFC truly has become a global leader in the supply of engineered fasteners and components.  EFC enables multi-national OEM customers and suppliers to utilize our services on multiple continents, taking advantage of our global network to mitigate supply chain risks and improve local service,” said Mary Becker, Vice President of North American Sales. 

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Kelly Cole Elected NFDA President for 2018-2019

Kelly Cole of Hayes Bolt & Supply (San Diego, California), pictured left, was elected as the 2018-2019 president of the National Fastener Distributors Association. Dan Zehnder of Trinity Logistics Corporation (Waukesha, Wisconsin) will serve as vice president, Bruce Hayes of Sems & Specials (Rockford, Illinois) as associate chair, and Kevin Miller of Bamal Corporation (Charlotte, North Carolina) will remain on the Board as immediate past president.

Four new Board members were elected to serve on the NFDA Board: Adam Derry of Field (Machesney Park, Illinois), Keven Simmer of Wurth DMB Supply (Des Moines, Iowa), Scott Somers of Mid-States Bolt & Screw Company (Flint, Michigan), and Bryan Wheeler of Star Stainless Screw (Wood Dale, Illinois).

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Advance Components | Master Stocking Distributor of Heyco® Solar Power Components

Advance Components is now a master stocking distributor of Heyco® Solar Power Components. Heyco® is a worldwide leading manufacturer of wire management products and components. The Heyco® solar line of SunRunner® Clips, SunBundler® and Nytye® Cable Ties, and Liquid Tight Cordgrips set the standard for excellence and high performance in the solar industry.

“Heyco is excited to announce the recent addition of over 220,000 pieces of 28 different SKUs to Advance Components’ offering,” says Tom Marsden, Renewable Energies and Product Sales Manager. “Advance’s outstanding level of service and Heyco’s superior quality in products makes it a no-brainer when choosing a partner for your next solar job.”

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Announcement of new TORX® and TORX PLUS® fastener licensee: Shanghai Autocraft

Acument is pleased to announce the addition of a new TORX® and fastener licensee to our program, effective immediately. The new licensee is:

Shanghai Autocraft Co., LTD
No. 168, Nanlu High Way
Pudong New Area
China
TEL: +0086 3818 1068
FAX: +0086 3818 1199
www.autocraft-china.com

Shanghai Autocraft Company is allowed to purchase TORX® and TORX PLUS® header tooling at this time. Please inform all appropriate personnel within your company of this new addition and restrictions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Wayman, Americas Rep & Licensing Marketing Manager at [email protected] or 815-544-7590, or Gordon Anderson, Autocraft USA President, at [email protected] or 404-328-5969.

Rotor Clip Offers “Rings On Wire (Row)” To Help Eliminate Packaging Headaches

ROTOR CLIP OFFERS “RINGS ON WIRE (ROW)” TO HELP ELIMINATE PACKAGING HEADACHES.

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Sherex: FLEX-18 Hydro-Pneumatic Tool


Fastening Systems Engineered For Performance™
THE FASTENER FIX


Flex-18 Hydro-Pneumatic Tool

Looking for a powerful rivet nut installation tool? Sherex's FLEX-18 Spin-Pull Tool provides a pulling force of 18,000 pounds (80 kN) and up to 15mm (.591 inches) of available stroke. Features and benefits of this tool include:




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Earnest Machine Adds Domestic Hex Nuts to Product line

ROCKY RIVER, OH—May 14, 2018–-Earnest Machine is now offering domestic hex nuts in response to increased demand for U.S.-made products.

“The federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 requires the use of domestically made products in transit projects that receive more than $100,000 in federal money,” said Patrick Ginnetti, marketing director for Earnest Machine. “As the country’s infrastructure ages, maintenance, and repair spending on transportation infrastructure continues to grow in the U.S., which means increased demand for products made here.”

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Wave Springs Beat The Heat


Thermal expansion is a common problem in applications that are exposed to high temperatures or that use materials sensitive to temperature changes. The usual problem is that internal components become loose after external components expand due to an increase in operating temperatures causing unwanted movement, vibration, and noise within the application. Design engineers plan to avoid this situation by pre-loading components with spring elements that compensate for thermal expansion and fix the components tight in place, avoiding unwanted movement within the application.


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