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Some advantages of modern mechanical fasteners

Some advantages of modern mechanical fasteners
In the modern world there are many issues coming to the fore such as the reduction of chemicals hazardous to your health (RoHS and REACH). In addition industry is continually being charged to reduce wastage and improve recyclability as well improve working environments, health and safety being key issues that most companies come across on a regular basis. Author: Kevin Moorcroft, M.D. at Challenge Europe Ltd
19th July 2018

Fastener security issues addressed

Fastener security issues addressed
When a manufacturer is considering security issues around fasteners, generally there are three aspects: The ability of the fastener to securely do its job and withstand problems such as vandalism. How secure will the fastener be in service, how will it seal or retain components and/or fluids? How confident can I be in my selection and my supply chain?
18th July 2018

The fairytale of a single oil for all cars

The fairytale of a single oil for all cars
  Many, many years ago it was easy: you did not have to worry about the right motor oil because the same oil was suitable for almost all cars. This is totally different today. Oliver Kuhn, Deputy Manager of the LIQUI MOLY oil laboratory, explains why there is no longer a universal motor oil.
17th July 2018


Large slam latch with inside safety release

Large slam latch with inside safety release
The new large format slam latch from FDB Panel Fittings is a purpose designed unit from Weston Body Hardware for large insulated enclosures such as cold stores or containerised units. The roller striker latch is surface mounted to preserve the integrity of the door with an internal punch style emergency release. 
16th July 2018

A160 liner approved for food contact

A160 liner approved for food contact
It has been announced that igus has expanded its range of bearing liners for its drylin linear guide systems, specifically for use in the food and drinks industry. The new iglidur A160 liner complies with both the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) specification for repeated contact with food and the EU 10/2011 Directive. 
16th July 2018

A strong, lightweight bonded fastener

A strong, lightweight bonded fastener
It has been announced that Optimas Components is offering increased options for end users requiring adhesive bonded fasteners, with the addition of the Spida Fixings Spida Stud to its component range. Suited for utilisation in aerospace, automotive and marine applications, the Spida Stud offers increased strength and improved adhesion properties to aim to provide a reliable lightweight bonded fastener.
16th July 2018

New less viscous motor oil released

New less viscous motor oil released
The trend for increasingly less viscous motor oils as a contribution to lower fuel consumption and emissions can be found in all car markets. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY has developed a new oil just for Jaguar and Land Rover: Special Tec LR 0W-20.
5th July 2018

Licence to produce REMINC parts in the UK and US granted

Licence to produce REMINC parts in the UK and US granted
As a global industrial distributor and service provider for fasteners, Optimas Solutions always looks to supply genuine, high performance parts to support the manufacturing requirements of its customers. As a part of this philosophy, Optimas holds Research Engineer and Manufacturing (REMINC) TRILOBULAR and REMFORM components manufacturing licences for its Barton manufacturing facility in the UK and its Wood Dale location in the US.
4th July 2018

Making SIP manufacturing defects a thing of the past

Making SIP manufacturing defects a thing of the past
A new water soluble ultra fine pitch Solderpaste, which significantly reduces defects for system-in-package manufacturers has been released by Heraeus Electronics. The spatter-free type 7 (2~11um) solder paste for fine pitch applications is a high-performing paste which enables manufacturers to greatly reduce defects such as solder balling and solder beading.
2nd July 2018

Aluminium windows for vision mounting and protection

Aluminium windows for vision mounting and protection
EMKA 1200 program aluminium windows provide visibility, mounting space and protection when used in conjunction with electrical enclosures or cabinets where instrumentation, push buttons or other control equipment requires secondary visibility, mounting or protection. They may be used as a window or primary door.
29th June 2018


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