Press Release Summary:
Available in 3/16 and Â¼ in. sizes, HuckLok(TM) offers Â¼ in. grip range, allowing it to join assemblies from 1/8-7/8 in. thick. After maximum clamp has been achieved from minimum to maximum grip, shear ring breaks free from pin and settles into appropriate catch groove. High-shear, structural steel HuckLok features double-locking design, installs within seconds, and is suited for use with variety of air-actuated tooling.
Original Press Release:
New HuckLok(TM) Blind Rivet Fastener Offers Extended Grip Range
Waco, Texas - The HuckLok(TM) Blind Rivet Fastener, a high-strength structural rivet from Alcoa Fastening Systems, offers a generous quarter-inch grip range, effectively joining a wide range of assemblies from truck bodies to HVAC.
This extended grip range allows the HuckLok to join assemblies from 1/8" to 7/8" thick, making it ideal for a wide range of assembly applications. The fastener's large footprint, or "bulb", spreads the load over a broader area. This results in a more durable and dependable joint.
HuckLok's wider grip range is due to the shear ring. After the maximum clamp has been achieved from minimum to maximum grip, this shear ring breaks free from the pin and settles into the appropriate catch groove. The clamp is consistent through the HuckLok's grip range.
In addition, the HuckLok is double-locking, which means it securely locks assemblies from both sides, offering an added measure of strength and reliability.
Designed for use with a variety of Huck air-actuated tooling, including the new 2024(L) tools, HuckLok blind rivets install precisely within seconds and require only a quick visual inspection to confirm accurate set. This eliminates worker error as a factor in quality installations.
Stated Randy Rape, Alcoa Fastening Systems' VP of Sales and Marketing for the Americas, "The large blindside footprint, wide grip range, and incredibly high strength of the HuckLok will prove to be a real asset to a variety of industries requiring structural blind rivets."
The high-shear, high-clamping HuckLok is currently available in 3/16" and 1/4" sizes in steel. Huck further plans to offer aluminum and stainless steel HuckLok rivets in 2007.
Huck Fasteners, an Alcoa business, is a leading producer of fasteners and tools designed for a broad range of manufacturing industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcoafasteningsystems.com/hucklok. Phone 800-388-4825.