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Versatile fastener has a great twist to it

03 September 2018

Street lighting, car boot linings and van seating share very little in common, on the face of it – yet recent times have seen Bollhoff Fastenings’ innovative QUICKLOC fastener specified for all three applications.

What they each have a need for is speedy installation when first assembled by the manufacturer, coupled with ease of access for repeated use or subsequent routine servicing and repair. In all cases, swift accessibility, without having to employ special tools, was a vital design consideration.

Providing a quick-to-install and secure fastening for mounting components and panels, QUICKLOC is a push-in fastener which locks on a quarter turn of the head. A wide variety of head styles is available to cater for most applications and the range includes a popular version designed for use without the need for any tools at all: it is locked by finger and thumb. When locked, QUICKLOC fasteners meet the security requirements laid out in Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

All versions of QUICKLOC can be specified with either clockwise or anti-clockwise positive locking, and the materials used in in its manufacture offer designers the added advantage of excellent electrical insulation properties. Usefully, the fastener is also corrosion-proof and available in a variety of colours, too.

Read the full article in the September issue of DPA

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