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PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Freezing is a hot tip for releasing rusted bolts

There's hardly anything worse for an engineer than a rusted nut, bolt or stud. Trying to free it can hold up a job, cause frustration and cost money. Now there's a new - and highly effective way of releasing those stubborn components, and it will stop engineers getting hot under the collar. It's called Loctite Freeze and Release, and that's exactly what it does. Once the corroded parts have been cleaned of loose dirt and rust, the spray is applied directly from the can. An application of between five and ten seconds is enough to instantly chill seized and rusted parts down to '43'C. The exceptional shock-freeze effect produces a differential thermal contraction that creates microscopic cracks in the layer of rust. This, in turn, allows the lubricant ingredient of the spray to wick directly into the rust by means of capillary action. The assembly can then be easily dismantled.
 

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