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Specialist range of enclosure hardware products

Specialist range of enclosure hardware products
TR Fastenings offers a broad range of enclosure hardware products for use in a number of applications in industries including telecoms, oil and gas, HVAC and transport. As an increasing number of industries use cabinets, secure boxes and other enclosure units to house electronics, wiring and other systems in public places, there is also a need for high quality enclosure hardware and mechanisms to be an integral part of the design.
16th September 2019

Custom cap solutions maintain quality and safety

Custom cap solutions maintain quality and safety
For Air Liquide, protection of the valving on their Argon gas bottles had become an important issue. These gas bottles are primarily used for metal fabrication and inflation of diving suits and a cap is needed to protect the industrial valves from ingress of dust and dirt and also to ensure that the bottle has not been subject to any gas leakage.
4th September 2019

The future metal requirements of EVs and hybrids

The future metal requirements of EVs and hybrids
For anyone keeping pace with the automotive sector - or general news for that matter – it’s easy to predict the future. Electrification is here to stay, with sales of full EVs and hybrids growing exponentially year on year. This revolution has forced OEMs to create entirely new vehicle platforms to accommodate new, innovative powertrains - resulting in mass redesigns across all of the major brands. This focus on delivering optimised platforms for future dynasties of electric vehicles is bringing aluminium components to the fore, and of course, the Tier 1 suppliers such as Mark Aluminium Die Casting (MADC) who provide them.
3rd September 2019


Drawing attention to the when and why of plastic springs

Drawing attention to the when and why of plastic springs
The when and why of Plastic springs is rarely a simple matter, made as they are from highly engineered composites and technically advanced new generation materials they are produced with lightweight and high-performance in mind for application in especially demanding industries such as medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, aerospace and similar. Typical properties include operation at elevated temperatures, neutral magnetic characteristics, light weight, low thermal conductivity, electrically insulating and ability to recycle at end of life.
19th August 2019

Custom special threaded fasteners made easy

Custom special threaded fasteners made easy
Challenge Europe know that manufacturing is a partnership operation based on mutual respect and trust, succeeding on the varied skills of the parties involved and the strength of their relationship, often forged over many years. Such is the case with sub-contract suppliers of specialist components and small quantities where efficiency at small scale is key to achieving desired outcomes.
16th August 2019

TR fastenings exhibiting at Automechanika Mexico

TR fastenings exhibiting at Automechanika Mexico
TR Fastenings (TR) will be returning to Mexico City in July to exhibit at the INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico show for the second year in a row. TR has 32 business locations within the UK, Asia, Europe and the USA including eight high volume, high-quality and cost-effective manufacturing sites. As a Full Service Provider (FSP) to Tier 1 and Tier 2 businesses supporting global OEMs in the automotive industry, TR delivers comprehensive support to its customers giving an end2end service.
28th June 2019

Ex-stock range of metric and imperial threaded inserts available

Ex-stock range of metric and imperial threaded inserts available
It has been announced that Challenge Europe now carry an ex-stock standard range of metric and imperial threaded inserts for use in the manufacturing and installation industries, in order to provide a robust thread in moulded/fabricated plastic components, where the softness of the substrate precludes a tapped thread.
30th May 2019

Roller tracks make moving the load easy

Roller tracks make moving the load easy
The Elesa ELEROLL package of rollers and ball transfer modules is designed to greatly simplify installation and use of this type of widely used conveyor system. The modular ELEROLL roller conveyors allow easy and quick joining of units to create loading and unloading areas in the construction of machines, storage and retrieval systems or packaging machines. 
17th May 2019

Specialist screws in various materials and finishes

Specialist screws in various materials and finishes
Challenge Europe recently announced the breadth of screw materials and finishes they work with on behalf of their industrial/manufacturing customers. The rational for using various materials or treatments/coatings is usually either technical or cost based. 
17th May 2019

Brighter latching solutions for lighting innovation

Brighter latching solutions for lighting innovation
Arianna specialise in the design and manufacture of public and industrial LED lighting systems. Based in Italy, they provide innovative solutions which enable companies to save energy and assure the comfort and safety of their customers. Arianna’s lighting systems are recognised for being robust, reliable and long-lasting. 
12th April 2019


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