High Strength Bolts
Gould Fasteners is a major Canadian source of bolts of all kinds for industrial use, from a number of respected manufacturers. Varieties include bronze, brass, copper, heat-treated, and self-locking bolts. For demanding applications in such sectors as aerospace, transportation, agriculture, structural engineering, and the automotive sector, the supplier recommends its line of high strength bolts, built out of materials like titanium, high carbon steel, or high-strength alloys.
Sometimes referred to as friction grip bolts, high strength bolts are typically constructed from material that increases their strength by 25 to 50 per cent. Part of that extra strength derives from quenching and tempering processes. These bolts offer rigid joints with no slip between connected elements, and their large tensile stresses cause large clamping force to the elements with high frictional resistances. Although they tend to be stronger than standard bolts, they also tend to have a higher material cost and require special workmanship to install and tighten.
Gould Fasteners carries a variety of high strength bolts produced by such companies as Fastener Innovation Tech, Infasco, Nylok, and Ideal Fasteners. The distributor’s diverse selection includes aircraft bolts, heavy hex bolts, high-temperature bolts, and structural bolts. A wide array of compatible nuts and washers are also available.
Because it is important for purchasers to obtain the right kind of bolts for their specific applications, Gould Fasteners recommends consulting its Comprehensive Fastener Guide, available for download from its website. This PDF guide offers all the information a customer could need on the company’s bolts and their materials, sizes, and mechanical properties such as proof load, yield strength, and tensile strength. It is worthwhile to consider that while high strength bolts are perfect for many challenging industrial applications, they also have lower temperature ranges and lower ductility.
Gould Fasteners’ staff pre-inspect a statistical quantity of these bolts at its Mississauga, Ont. facility before shipping them to customers’ warehouses. These inspectors have undergone extensive training to make sure that high strength bolts are always of the highest quality.
Get in touch with the Gould Fasteners’ team for a fast quote or to learn more about these bolts.