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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

High strength pivot point for sheet metal parts

High strength pivot point for sheet metal parts A new ball pin fastener from Profil UK, provides a fast and cost-effective method of achieving high strength pivot points in sheet metal components from 0.8-3.0mm thick. Incorporating a cold forged 10mm diameter head profile that is compatible with industry-standard gas spring units, Profil's new SBF ball pin fastener is ideal for domestic appliance use, as well as for vehicle tailgate and bonnet applications. It also offers substantial piece part cost and installation speed advantages over competitive fasteners such as spin riveted components or threaded fulcrum pegs that require additional captive nuts or welded anchorage points. The Profil system is available for both self-piercing and pre-pierced material applications and, through the use of custom-developed, automatic feeding and setting equipment, can be installed at up to 40 units per minute - more than ten times faster than alternative fixing methods. The SBF pivot fastener features a 6.4mm diameter shank with 14mm diameter flanged base, which provides exceptional shear and pull out resistance. The new design provides 50 percent higher bending moment resistance than Profil's established SBF unflanged ball pin fastener to consistently outperform riveted or weld nut anchored pivots.
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