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Southco Access Fasteners

Southco delivers innovative, engineered access hardware solutions designed to enhance the "touch points" of customer products. Southco leverages its global resources to deliver proven solutions which can reduce the overall costs and cycle time of customer projects.

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Avdel Blind Fasteners

Quality, Innovation and Expertise are the key elements of the Avdel range of fasteners. Avdel focuses on identifying new product improvements whilst constantly updating its range of fastening solutions to help customers maximise output and profitability. The Avdel range includes Blind Rivets, Speed Fasteners and Rivet Nut systems, as well as high quality pneumatic tooling.

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Pem Self-Clinching Fasteners

PEM is a global leader in the manufacture of Clinch Fasteners, providing fastener and fastener installation design and product solutions, utilizing a unique self-clinching technology to provide strong, reusable and permanent threads and mounting points in thin sheetmetal and PC Boards.

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BBA High Performance Rivet Nuts

BBA produce a range of high quality inserts designed to provide a solution for certain specialist applications. Using a unique and patented design, BCT rivet nuts from BBA bring a whole new level of versatility and performance to manufacturing.

 

  • High performance rivet nuts for difficult applications
  • Can be used in materials such as GRP, Carbon fibre, plastics etc as well as all metals.
  • Suitable for thicker materials
  • Exceptional thread strength and high resistance to turning in the application.
  • Available in steel, aluminium, brass and A2 or A4 stainless steel.

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Zygology Value Rivet Nuts

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Value Rivet Nuts

The most cost effective method of installing a full depth thread in thin gauge materials, Value Rivet Nuts come in a variety of forms. Ideal for use in drilled or punched holes, Value Rivet Nuts are installed from one side making them especially suitable for tube, box sections or tight corners. A comprehensive range of inserts is available in a large range of metric thread sizes to suit most applications.

Zygology Value rivet nuts offer the following benefits:
  • Excellent value for money
  • a wide range of body styles and thread sizes
  • Excellent quality
  • available in steel and stainless steel
  • RoHS compliant
  • specials available to special order

 

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Gesipa - The experts in blind riveting
      

 
Zygology is a Master Distributor For Gesipa UK. This means that we can assist with advice on product selection, problem solving as well as the supply of Gesipa products. Currently we can offer a fast turn around on fasteners, and tools from stock.
 
Shown below are examples of just  some of the products Gesipa manufactures.
 
 
GESIPA’s PolyGrip rivets feature a wide grip range enabling a single Polygrip to replace up to 3 lengths of standard blind rivets. The PolyGrip’s hole-filling rivet body expands within the application material for better joint integrity. The large blind-side closing head with locked mandrel core provides better support and improved sealing for weather resistance. Polygrips are available in three head styles. Material choices include Aluminum, Steel and Stainless Steel.
GESIPA Dome Peel rivets split into four legs providing a large blind side bearing head for improved support in brittle, soft or ductile materials.
GESIPA Tri-fold rivets form three folded legs that distribute the fastener's clamp-load over a larger blind side head formation. The larger blind side offers increased pull-through resistance in soft and ductile material applications. Tri-fold rivets are used in automotive applications such as plastic body panels, trim, and interior components.     
GESIPA manufactures a complete line of Extra Length metric blind rivets according to DIN7337 standards in 3 mm, 4 mm, 4.8 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm and 6.4 mm diameters. Material choices include Aluminum/Steel, Steel/Steel, as well as 304 and 316 Alloy Stainless Steel. XL-Metric     XL-Metric-set
GESIPA’s Mega-Grip is a high strength multigrip structural blind rivet. The flush-break mechanically locked mandrel core improves weather resistance and provides higher shear strength. During setting the rivet body expands within the application material to provide complete hole-fill for tighter joints. Mega-Grips are offered in three head styles: Dome, Large Flange and Countersunk. Material choices include Aluminum and Steel.
GESIPA’s G-Bulb is a high strength structural blind rivet. Designed for thinner material applications, the G-Bulb forms a large blind-side closing head, providing better material support and higher pull-through resistance. High shear strength is achieved by the locked mandrel core. Material choices include Steel and Stainless Steel.
GESIPA’s Bulb-tites are the original high-strength structural tri-folding blind rivets. The comprehensive Bulb-tite product line includes 10 unique series, offering a broad range of diameters, head styles and material choices.
GESIPA produces a comprehensive range of air tools capable of setting all types of blind and structural rivets. The Tuarus range offers fast cycle times combined with flexibilty and ease of use

For those with out access to compressed air GESIPA produces a range of re-chargeable battry powered tools suitable for placing blind rivets up to 6.4 MM in diameter and rivet nuts up to M8.

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 Sheet Steel Gauge Conversion Chart
 
The thickness of sheet metals  is specified by gauge. The table below shows the actual thickness of sheet steel in millimetres and inches compared to gauge size. These dimensions vary slightly between different materials such as stainless steel and aluminium - but should be accurate enough for most everyday purposes.
 

Gauge No 

Inch 

Metric

0

0.324"

8.2mm

1

0.300"

7.6mm

2

0.276"

7.0mm

3

0.252"

6.4mm

4

0.232"

5.9mm

5

0.212"

5.4mm

0.192"

4.9mm

7

0.176"

4.5mm

8

0.160"

4.1mm

9

0.144"

3.7mm

10 

0.128"

3.2mm

11

0.116"

2.9mm

12

0.104"

2.6mm

13

0.092"

2.3mm

14

0.080"

2.0mm

15

0.072"

1.8mm

16

0.064"

1.6mm

17

0.056"

1.4mm

18

0.048"

1.2mm

19

0.040"

1.0mm

20

0.036"

0.9mm

21

0.032"

0.8mm

22

0.028"

0.7mm

23

0.024"

0.6mm

25

0.020"

0.5mm

26

0.018"

0.45mm

27

0.0164"

0.42mm

28

0.0148"

0.37mm

29

0.0136"

0.34mm

30

0.0124"

0.31mm

31

0.0116"

0.29mm

32

0.0108"

0.27mm

33

0.0100"

0.25mm

34

0.0092"

0.23mm

35

0.0084"

0.21mm

36

0.0076"

0.19mm

37

0.0068"

0.17mm

38

0.0060"

0.15mm

39

0.0052"

0.13mm

40

0.0048"

0.12mm

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