LOAD-MONITORING BOLTS CUT FAILURES
Bolts and fasteners might be small, but their failure can cause big problems. In some critical industries — including processing, mining, and energy — joint failure is considered a major safety issue and keeping up with replacements is costly.
Some businesses have gotten used to replacing more than a dozen broken bolts each day but Maxbolt Load Indicating Fasteners, a patented product of Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg. Co., can revolutionize how a company looks at fasteners by reducing catastrophic joint failures.
Now, even inexperienced operators can assemble complex bolted joints with uniform clamp loads within +/-5% of design specification. With Maxbolts, measurements are based on tension, the inaccuracies of torque control are eliminated, ensuring optimum initial conditions before an assembly is placed into service. Read the full article on Maxbolts at Fastener Engineering.