Installing Yardley Inserts

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Inserts

Yardley Products, a manufacturer of precision engineered threaded metal inserts, is the industry leader in all types of threaded inserts.  From large threads to small in a wide range of materials and for a wide range of substrates, Yardley’s got you covered.  Designing the inserts into your product is easy, but what about installation?  Will you need special tools?  Will you need people with special skills?  These are important considerations when designing any type of fastener, latch, hinge or insert into your product.

Typically, metal inserts are installed with complex ultrasonic equipment that can put a wrench into your manufacturing budget and raise the price of production. The thermal press can do the same task easily and inexpensively for jobs such as prototyping, 3D printing, or low volume production. This solution costs less and is also smaller than most ultrasonic equipment, reducing the footprint in your facility.

Yardley Products is offering a major deal on their newest tool for installing inserts into thermoplastics. For a limited time, take $200 off your thermal press when you use the code Thermal200 at checkout! Shop now and save! The press is also versatile, suited for inserts of any size in practically any thermoplastic. With more than 24 million inserts in stock, Yardley offers corresponding 2D and 3D downloadable CAD drawings to spec out applications.

Do you have questions about inserts?  Want to know more about installation equipment?  Use our handy Contact Form to reach us!

 

New Compact Compression Latch from Southco

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Products

Southco
New Product Announcement
New Compact Compression Latch Designed for Limited Spaces Southco’s new E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series combines a high level of strength with a smaller design footprint for secure, vibration resistant latching in even the most challenging operating environments. The compact E3 Compression Latch easily fits into enclosures with space constraints and meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection.
  • Compact, shortened housing for limited space applications
  • Tested to European Standard EN45545 for fire resistance
  • Highly modular and configurable
  • Meets NEMA 4/IP65 standards
Learn more about Southco’s E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch Compact
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We can help you with drawer slides!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drawer Slides, News

Accuride started out designing slides for the industrial and electromechanical market and has grown to become a global expert in the design, manufacture, and integration of movement solutions. This has earned Accuride products a reputation for quality and reliability. Their staff takes pride in guiding customers to the most effective and practical solution.

Accuride products are used to provide movement, positioning, and access in a vast range of applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Automotive and transportation
  • Enclosures for data storage and communications
  • Mobile and static equipment and supply storage
  • Machinery and manufacturing
  • Emergency and utility vehicles
  • Industrial equipment and storage units
  • Medical equipment

Tried & True Performance

Our stringent testing procedures reflect the real-world conditions and include extensive cycle testing, salt spray and moisture exposure, slamming, vibration, and more to ensure continued dynamic performance under demanding conditions.

Special Attributes

We offer a large selection of slides with technology and features specifically designed to enhance industrial applications such as:

  • Weather-resistant and corrosion resistant finishes
  • Two-way travel for access from both sides of an installation
  • Lock-in & lock-out to secure slides in the open and closed positions
  • Soft close, self-closing, and touch release features
  • Corrosion resistant aluminum or stainless steel slides
  • Mounting options such as brackets or bayonet/pocket systems

Click here for more information about the features and components of Accuride slides.

If you’re looking for heavy-duty slides for industrial plant equipment or slides with compact cross sections to maximize space efficiency, Accuride can provide you with the ultimate solution.

Choices Galore

Although best known for ball bearing drawer slides, explore our Product Catalog to find out more about Accuride’s specialty solutions such as our linear motion slides and innovative electronic locking products.

NEW: The D7 Tech Line Quarter Turn Fastener

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners

Southco
New Product Announcement
New Quarter-Turn Fastener Prevents Over Tightening Southco’s new DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener combines Southco’s proven quarter-turn and captive fastening technologies to create a next generation solution that provides consistent, reliable clamping force and quick access. The DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener features a captive, spring-loaded design and tool-free operation that prevents over tightening.
  • High-strength and high vibration resistance for demanding applications
  • Variety of stud lengths to accommodate varying panel thickness ranges
  • Tool-free operation that prevents over tightening
  • “Prism” colored fasteners to differentiate access points
  • Quarter-turn operation provides quick access
Learn more about Southco’s DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener
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Safety Should Be Easy!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Products, Safety, Uncategorized

First Aid Kits

BE PREPARED!

Are you prepared for a workplace injury?  Did you know that every company is required to maintain at least a first-aid kit on hand at all times?  Did you also know that there are specific guidelines for the number of first-aid kits you need, based on the number of staff you have and the size of your facility?

We can help.

We can supply you with provincially approved First-Aid kits and any other workplace safety equipment you might need to comply with workplace safety requirements.  Whether you need medical kits, eye wash stations, safety equipment or refills for your existing consumables, we can help.

Want to learn more about the medical and safety equipment we can help you with? Call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach us!

TOGGLE CLAMPS!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Latches

Toggle Clamp

Toggle Clamps (or Fixture Clamps) are used widely in jigs which are used to hold components in place for welding, gluing or finishing.  There are toggle clamps for any type of “holding” you might need to accomplish.

The clamp shown here (GG.AA070) is one of the smaller sized clamps, and it’s designed to hold an object down with as much as 1450N (325 lbs) of force! The larger version of this toggle clamp has a holding force of up to 8000N (1800 lbs).  Toggle clamps are designed for easy, trouble-free operation no matter the size of the latch or the holding force required.

Many toggle clamps require a clamping bolt (sold separately).  The bolt can be installed anywhere along the working arm of the latch.  Different types of bolts are available too.Clamping Bolts

Most of our toggle clamps are available in steel or stainless, but some are available in cast materials, for those applications that require extreme strength.

If you need more information about our Toggle Clamps, call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach us!  We’re here to help.

Adjustable Draw Latches

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Draw Latches, Latches

Adjustable Draw LatchLooking for an option that’s got strength and adjustability?  We have that.

Introducing the 414 Series Adjustable draw latch, a robust, easy to operate and fully adjustable draw latch for your most rugged applications.  Available in steel with zinc plating or 304 stainless.

Want to know more about these handy little latches?  Call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach us!

Heavy Duty Latching Clamps from Elesa

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Draw Latches, Latches

ggal600Introducing the super heavy duty draw latch: the AL600 from Elesa!

Looking for a powerhouse draw latch that can take a beating and hold a ton of weight?  We got you covered.The AL600 provides a relatively low profile latching point that is super strong, yet comfortable to use.  The powder-coated steel body, hardened steel pin and zinc plated pulling hook give this latch up to 17,000N of holding force.  It’s easy to use and adjustable too!

This latch is also available in different sizes and materials (including Stainless Steel!).  Want to know more about the options that are available?  Want to see one in action? We can do that. 

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Dust Protected Cam Latches from Southco!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Pawl/Cam Action Latches

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New Product Announcement

New Cam Latch Prevents Accidental Opening and Keeps Dust Out

Southco’s new E5 Cam Latch features a drop bushing driver that provides additional security by preventing the cam from rotating open in high vibration applications. In the event that the latch is not entirely closed, the bushing remains in the depressed position, providing a visual indication that the latch is unsecured. With its flush, low profile design, the E5 Shutter Cam Latch provides a clean appearance, minimizing dust and debris collection that may affect operation.
  • Vibration resistant design prevents accidental opening
  • Covered bushing minimizes dust and debris collection
  • Flush, low profile design for minimal protrusion and aesthetics
  • Meets NEMA 4/IP65 and EN61373 standards
 
Learn more about Southco’s E5 Cam Latch (Shutter Driver)

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115RC Linear Motion Track System from Accuride

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drawer Slides

115rc The 115RC series Linear Motion Track System is a completely modular system for creating smooth linear tracks for cabinets, doors, shelves, and so much more. All the components of this system are ordered separately, giving you 100% control over the system you’re creating. The tracks and ball carriage units can be mounted vertically or horizontally, and are able to carry up to 160 lbs when side-mounted. Need help creating your own linear motion track system?  Use our Contact Form to reach us! 115rc-1