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    Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's best distributors of specialty access hardware.  Almost 40 years later, Steeves Agencies is still striving to be your first choice for specialty access hardware.

    We recognize that the components we supply create an important first impression for your customers.  That's why it's important to get it right the first time.  We're more than just a supplier of hardware, we're also your "hardware consultants", your experts-on-call!  We're here to make your design efforts go smoothly!

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    And though our product offering has changed a little since the 1980's, our approach is still the same: we want delighted customers!

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FBP Series Weld-On Hinges

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Lift-Off Hinges

Weld-On-FBP_thumbThe FBP Series hinges have a steel body, but feature a BRASS pin for smooth operation and corrosion resistance.

Weld-On Hinges pack a lot of strength into a relatively small form.  These hinges are enormously strong, easy to install and very cost-effective.   Why a Brass pin? Brass isn’t as prone to corrosion as steel, and requires less frequent lubrication and maintenance.

Don’t want to use brass? NO PROBLEM! You can order a standard STEEL pin and add a grease fitting to the hinge! We supply many sizes of hinges with grease fittings installed. Call us at 1-800-318-1119 or use our contact form to get more information.

 


Part Number Length (L) Thickness (H) Diameter (B) L1 L2 Pin Diameter (D)
FBP-040 1.58 0.38 0.315 0.63 0.58 0.197
FBP-050 1.97 0.38 0.315 0.79 0.58 0.197
FBP-060 2.36 0.46 0.394 0.93 0.7 0.236
FBP-070 2.76 0.51 0.45 1.13 0.85 0.236
FBP-080 3.15 0.61 0.51 1.29 0.85 0.315
FBP-100 3.94 0.77 0.63 1.63 1.2 0.394
FBP-120 4.75 0.77 0.63 2.04 1.3 0.394
FBP-135 5.32 0.9 0.709 2.25 1.5 0.5
FBP-150 5.91 1 0.787 2.54 1.63 0.5
FBP-180 7.09 1 0.787 3.15 1.92 0.5
FBP-200 7.87 1.13 0.906 3.44 2.05 0.625
FBP-260 10.27 1.46 1.102 4.6 2.87 0.75

Is Your Southco Insert Discontinued?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Inserts

What do you do when a product you’ve been using for years and is discontinued by the manufacturer?  It happens!  Often, the solution is to change your designs to incorporate the “new” version of the product, but when even that doesn’t work… or if your product simply can’t accommodate anything else… you call for help!

We don’t often see a manufacturer pick up a product line that’s been discontinued by someone else.. much less one of OUR vendors pick up a product line that ANOTHER ONE of our vendors has discontinued.  This is great news for our customers- the transition is seamless and quick.  Not even a change in part numbers!

Yardley Products Offers Direct Replacement Solutions for Discontinued Southco® Press-In Threaded Metal Insert Fasteners

Yardley Products Corporation offers the Yardley Multi-Sert, a direct replacement press-in metal insert for the discontinued Southco 71 and 72 series threaded inserts.

“Manufacturers using the discontinued Southco threaded metal inserts are searching for a replacement press-in insert that does not require a change in their manufacturing process,” said Tim Bailey, President at Yardley Products. “Our Multi-Sert threaded insert line is a direct replacement for the Southco 71 and 72 series, is in-stock and readily available.”

View Multi-Sert Info…

Accuride Has Stainless Steel Slides

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drawer Slides

 
Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Accuride introduces four new stainless steel slides that provide a full range of slide choices for installations where exposure to moisture or high humidity is a key environmental factor. The corrosion resistance of these products offers a slide solution for drawers or pull-out shelves in food service applications, outdoor kitchens, wash-down areas, industrial storage of parts, equipment, tools, chemicals, paint, etc. vehicular storage, and other applications subject to dampness.
Tested to 80,000 cycles, these products offer load ratings from 100 to 350 pounds, with extensions ranging from 3/4 to over travel. All include a hold-in detent feature to prevent drawers from rolling back out after closure. Several lengths are available for each model and all products are RoHS compliant. Accuride International manufactures precision ball bearing slides for a variety of applications and has six locations worldwide; each governed by a quality management system registered to ISO 9001:2000.

Accuride 1000 lb Capacity Slides

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drawer Slides

 
AL4140

AL4140 Series Slides

Accuride announces the addition of two super heavy-duty slides designed to carry loads up to 966 pounds per pair.


Models AL4120 and AL4140 are lightweight aluminum, with stainless steel ball bearings and ball retainers, which provide corrosion resistance for exterior applications exposed to moisture and high humidity. These products are suitable to a number of applications in industries such as transportation, utility and emergency vehicles, manufacturing, food service, and more.

Model AL4120 offers ¾ extension and a load rating up to 966 pounds. AL4140 is full extension and carries up to 882 pounds. Both products offer smooth movement and a hole pattern that gives the flexibility to accommodate a variety of installation options. Tested to 10,000 cycles, these slides are non-disconnect for added strength, and available in lengths from 16″ up to 48″.

Accuride International manufactures precision ball bearing slides for a variety of applications and has six locations worldwide; each governed by a quality management system registered to ISO 9001:2000.

A Link Lock By Any Other Name

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

linklock_thumbThere are dozens of names for these locks, and we’re happy to call them whatever you like: butterfly latches, wing locks, cam latches, rotary locks.  You name it, we’ve heard it.

This is one of the areas where we’re different.  We don’t just look up “Butterfly latches” when you call, we ask you to describe it so that we know exactly what you need.

Our job is not just selling latches.  Our job is to help  you find the right latch for your project, whatever it’s called.

Can’t find it in our website? Use our contact form and let us know what you need. We’d be happy to call you back and help you today.

Cyanoacrylates and MDF: A Picture-Perfect Match!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Cyanoacrylates

ASI Adhesives – ASI Cyanoacrylate Adhesives and Bonding MDF, by Peter Atchison, Technical Sales Expert

Cyanoacrylate adhesives, next to wood glues, are the most common adhesives used in the world today. “CA’s” as they are commonly known, are in just about every toy, electronic component, automobile and home appliance on the market today, and simply put, they are amazing in terms of strength and durability on variety of the substrates: rubber, plastic, metal etc. What they’re lesser known for bonding is Wood and Wood Fibre based materials like MDF (Medium Density Fibre). MDF is widely used in home construction, home decoration (picture frames) or anywhere that traditional wood products have been used in the past.

What is MDF? We’re sure you’re going to say:”Wood!” And you’d be correct, but did you know almost all MDF products use a Formaldehyde resin to hold the particles together before being pressed into shape? And resins are plastics (in generic terms) which means that CA’s, which bond really well to most plastics, can be used to bond pieces of MDF together… in SECONDS! And yes……we mean seconds!

In the past year Steeves Agencies has been talking with numerous Art Galleries and framing stores and demonstrating how CA’s can improve productivity. To our credit, we’ve had a few early adopters. But in an industry steeped in traditional methods, a revolution has taken place. It had been common-place to have frame makers, or better yet, “Craftsmen and Artisans” create frames from hardwoods like Maple, Oak, Mahogany and other exotic woods. Well, just like everything else these days, even those craftsmen are becoming a thing of the past as the manufactures of framing materials have moved in to the modern age. The uses of plastics and new technologies have taken over and where those skilled craftsmen are unfortunately being turned into technicians and assemblers. More and more frame materials are being created by machines, chemical and moulded products like MDF and other Poly Plastics. But more notably is the techniques used to assemble them (Wood Glue, Nails, V-Nails etc) don’t work on these new materials very well, and as hard as they try…..there is failure in one manner or another. If there isn’t failure there certainly is an abundance of frustration because of them. But fear not, the CA’s are your NEW friend. Better yet, you don’t have to buy any costly tools, jigs or clamping devices to make them work. There is a technique to master and it isn’t too hard to learn.

The range of CA’s offered by ASI (Adhesive Systems Inc) and distributed by Steeves Agencies is very extensive; and range from as thin as water, to as thick as a gel…..it just depends on your application. In the world of picture frames, thicker is better because you don’t want the product to run once you place it. The next step is to apply what’s known as an “Activator” (heptane based) that when applied to the opposite part of the adjoining substrate triggers the CA to cure instantaneously on contact. There is of course the technique, I was speaking of earlier, but you need to test it and see just how best to perform the assembly without using too much (resulting in “ooze-out”) or too little (weak bond). It’s important to note, that with this kind of product, more isn’t always better. The purpose of the activator is to prevent the adhesive from migrating into the porous, moisture absorbing, substrate and essentially locks it in the joint where it belongs. And though there is some migration into the MDF, the adhesion and strength is better because it’s rooted in the MDF. Breaking the joint (which is always fun) results in the destruction of the substrate but the adhesive remains intact. In the world of adhesive sales, substrate failure is the measure of success.

My suggestion to you is to try them! You’ll be amazed!

-Peter Atchison

Want to learn more about CA’s and their many uses? Use our Contact Form to send a request, and Peter will contact you directly about your project!

Cyanoacrylates

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Cyanoacrylates

RP-Series_thumbDurable Instant Adhesive Products and Sealants (Cyanoacrylates)

Our robust and versatile instant adhesives have many applications for utilization in your assembly operations. They have exceptionally fast curing times, leaving an indestructible bond that will hold up to the harshest of elements. The tenacity of these instant grab adhesives makes them a required manufacturing product in automotive, aerospace, and medical devices applications, among others. The diversity of our adhesive products ensures they are suitable for your specific assembly applications.


Instant adhesives

In the automotive industry, the metal-to-metal adhesive bonding capability of our adhesives is essential. Beyond metal-to-metal bonding, our adhesives also seal metal to other substrates, such as in rubber-to-metal bonding. This rubber-to-metal bonding is useful in aerospace applications and weather-stripping. We also have cyanoacrylate adhesives strictly for applications involved for medical devices. These durable instant adhesives are used in the assembly of a variety of medical equipment.

We offer many more instant adhesives that will work for all of your assembly applications. Our quality standards assure maximum performance, consistency, and reliability. If you need custom formulations for your instant adhesive requirements, our company can work directly with your company to formulate a product to your exact specifications or we can formulate a new product just to fit your company’s needs. We will work with you in developing high performance, cost-effective solutions to meet your application requirements.

Product Series:

NOTE: THESE LINKS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MANUFACTURER’S WEBSITE.


Rubber/Plastic Series

Metal Bonding Series

Surface Insensitive Series

Fast Setting Series

Toughened Series

HP Series
Toughened / Black

NI Series
Low Odor / Low Bloom

NI-M SERIES
Low Odor / Low Bloom

High Temperature Series

Medical Grade Series

Quick Tac
Activators

Poly Prep
Primers

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Continuous Hinge: Steel

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Continuous Hinges

Steeves Agencies stocks a wide range of Continuous Hinge in Steel! The list below shows the range of sizes and lengths we can provide. We can also supply the following services for low-volume or prototyping requirements:
  • cut to length
  • installation of springs in spring-loaded hinge applications
  • reverse-assembly of hinge
  • drilled holes

Continuous Hinge: Aluminum

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Continuous Hinges

We stock a range of aluminum continuous hinge in Winnipeg! The parts in this list are supplied with NO holes.


Aluminum Hinges (with Aluminum pins, too!)

Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A02501272 Aluminum 0.25 0.75 0.062 0.25 72
A02501672 Aluminum 0.025 1 0.062 0.25 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A03201296 Aluminum 0.032 0.75 0.093 0.25 96
A03201272 Aluminum 0.032 0.75 0.093 0.25 72
A03201796 Aluminum 0.032 1.06 0.093 0.25 96
A03201772 Aluminum 0.032 1.06 0.093 0.25 72
A03202096 Aluminum 0.032 1.25 0.093 0.25 96
A03202072 Aluminum 0.032 1.25 0.093 0.25 72
A03202496 Aluminum 0.032 1.5 0.093 0.25 96
A03202472 Aluminum 0.032 1.5 0.093 0.25 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A04001796 Aluminum 0.04 1.06 0.093 0.5 96
A04001772 Aluminum 0.04 1.06 0.093 0.5 72
A04002096 Aluminum 0.04 1.25 0.093 0.5 96
A04002072 Aluminum 0.04 1.25 0.093 0.5 72
A04002496 Aluminum 0.04 1.5 0.093 0.5 96
A04002472 Aluminum 0.04 1.5 0.093 0.5 72
A04003296 Aluminum 0.04 2 0.093 0.5 96
A04003272 Aluminum 0.04 2 0.093 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A05201696 Aluminum 0.05 1 0.125 0.5 96
A05201672 Aluminum 0.05 1 0.125 0.5 72
A05202496 Aluminum 0.05 1.5 0.125 0.5 96
A05202472 Aluminum 0.05 1.5 0.125 0.5 72
A05203296 Aluminum 0.05 2 0.125 0.5 96
A05203272 Aluminum 0.05 2 0.125 0.5 72
A05204896 Aluminum 0.05 3 0.125 0.5 96
A05204872 Aluminum 0.05 3 0.125 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A06202096 Aluminum 0.06 1.25 0.125 0.5 96
A06202072 Aluminum 0.06 1.25 0.125 0.5 72
A06202496 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.125 0.5 96
A06202472 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.125 0.5 72
A06203296 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.125 0.5 96
A06203272 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.125 0.5 72
A06204096 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.125 0.5 96
A06204072 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.125 0.5 72
A06204896 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.125 0.5 96
A06204872 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.125 0.5 72
A06206496 Aluminum 0.06 4 0.125 0.5 96
A06206472 Aluminum 0.06 4 0.125 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A06502496 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.187 0.5 96
A06502472 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.187 0.5 72
A06503296 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.187 0.5 96
A06503272 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.187 0.5 72
A06504096 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.187 0.5 96
A06504072 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.187 0.5 72
A06504896 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.187 0.5 96
A06504872 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.187 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A07503296 Aluminum 0.075 2 0.187 0.5 96
A07503272 Aluminum 0.075 2 0.187 0.5 72
A07504096 Aluminum 0.075 2.5 0.187 0.5 96
A07504072 Aluminum 0.075 2.5 0.187 0.5 72
A07504896 Aluminum 0.075 3 0.187 0.5 96
A07504872 Aluminum 0.075 3 0.187 0.5 72
A07506496 Aluminum 0.075 4 0.187 0.5 96
A07506472 Aluminum 0.075 4 0.187 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A09303296 Aluminum 0.09 2 0.25 1 96
A09303272 Aluminum 0.09 2 0.25 1 72
A09304096 Aluminum 0.09 2.5 0.25 1 96
A09304072 Aluminum 0.09 2.5 0.25 1 72
A09304896 Aluminum 0.09 3 0.25 1 96
A09304872 Aluminum 0.09 3 0.25 1 72
A09306496 Aluminum 0.09 4 0.25 1 96
A09306472 Aluminum 0.09 4 0.25 1 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A12004896 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.375 2 96
A12004872 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.375 2 72
A12006496 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.375 2 96
A12006472 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.375 2 72
A12008096 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.375 2 96
A12008072 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.375 2 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A12203296 Aluminum 0.12 2 0.25 2 96
A12203272 Aluminum 0.12 2 0.25 2 72
A12204896 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.25 2 96
A12204872 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.25 2 72
A12206496 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.25 2 96
A12206472 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.25 2 72
A12208096 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.25 2 96
A12208072 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.25 2 72
Other sizes are available upon request. Please contact us for availability!