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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)

Racing team stick with Loctite

Racing team stick with Loctite Oliver Turvey, with Team Loctite, clinched second place in the Formula BMW UK Championship at the Silverstone finale - a truly remarkable result for a combination that did not even join the series until one third of the way through the season. A wide variety of adhesive technologies can be found in the workshops and the pit stops of Team Loctite. For example, when it comes to reassembling gearboxes, a silicone sealant is used to ensure no oil escapes from the aluminium casing, and no contaminants get inside. This Black Flexible Adhesive is a single component, non flowing, room temperature vulcanising (RTV) elastomer that is effective at temperatures up to 250 degrees C. Once the sealant has been applied the assembly is held together with bolts treated with Loctite 243 threadlocking adhesive. The same product is used to secure the brake calliper bolts. In fact, most of the nuts, bolts and screws on the Team's cars are secured with anaerobic adhesives. Wherever it is practical, the engineers prefer to use Loctite 'stick' anaerobics. The semi solid formula means there is no mess - and because only the right amount is applied, there are cost savings to be made. As well as threadlockers, the current stick range includes a retainer, sealant, anti seize products and a gasket positioner.

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