If you can’t get the parts you need when you need them, then your business will grind to a halt. This is especially true with specialized rivets, inserts, or lockbolt systems (and their respective installation tools). Whether you are in manufacturing, construction, transportation, aerospace, or any other industry that uses specialty fasteners, if you don’t have the right parts in stock, then work stops. That’s why you need a reliable distributor that is sure to have access to the high-quality parts and tools you need and can deliver them fast to keep your business running.Read More
Goebel Fasteners Inc. is one of the leading makers of threaded inserts and tools. Bay Supply has been an authorized distributor of Goebel threaded inserts and tools for more than a year, and we wanted to share some of the specifics about Goebel threaded inserts and tools so you can see why they are becoming popular.Read More
Changes in battery technology are promoting cordless freedom, including improvements in handheld power tools. Rechargeable batteries mean that we have literally cut the cord on pneumatic and electric tools that were previously bulky and awkward to use. This is especially true with blind fastener tools, and more people are now using cordless rivet guns for applications where they were impractical in the past.Read More
Just as there are many choices when it comes to blind fasteners and rivets, there also are a variety of blind rivet tools to install them. Tools come in different configurations, and each type of tool has its unique advantages and applications. Pneumatic riveters are particularly useful for production lines and construction projects, and Lobtex Co., Ltd. of Japan is one of the newest companies to enter the riveter market with its pneumatic Lobster tool. We cover more about Lobster tools and how they fit into the bigger picture of riveting tools.Read More
It’s important to choose the right blind bolt, rivet, or fastener for any job. It is equally important to choose the right tool to install those fasteners. Once you select the tool that is best suited to install the fastener, you can be sure that the rivet is properly installed and the joint will last.Read More
Blind fasteners have been around for decades, but manufacturers continue to find new ways to improve them. They make them out of better materials with improved designs and new features and benefits that make them easier to use. One of the most popular and reliable fasteners is the Huck BOM® blind fastener.Read More
Lockbolts are the preferred fastener for tough environments because, once installed, they won’t loosen, even under the toughest conditions such as continuous stress or vibration. The two-piece lockbolt consists of a grooved pin and a sleeve, and once installation is complete, the sleeve is permanently fixed so it can only be removed with a special cutting tool.Read More
Lockbolts have become one of the most popular types of fasteners for manufacturing, construction, transportation, mining, and a variety of other applications. There are many benefits of lockbolts, and they have proven to be a durable and lasting fastener solution in most applications.Read More
What is a Lockbolt?
Lockbolts are just what they sound like—bolts that lock in place when installed so they won’t loosen over time, even with extreme stress and vibration. Lockbolts are used in a variety of applications in place of a rivet or conventional bolt because of their superior strength and lasting performance.
When you need a fastener that is easy to install and designed to last, there is nothing like a blind bolt. Blind bolts are used in place of welds or other types of joints, allowing you to clamp materials together for a lasting joint. They have become common for use in aircraft and automotive manufacturing and in heavy-duty applications such as mining, trucking, and construction.Read More