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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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 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 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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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:
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.
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.
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. For the complete directive, see Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament.
What are the restricted materials mandated under RoHS? The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
Why is RoHS compliance important? The restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills, and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.
Which companies are affected by the RoHS Directive? Any business that sells applicable electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to EU countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to EU countries, is impacted if they utilize any of the restricted materials.
What is WEEE? WEEE is the acronym for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE, also known as Directive 2002/96/EC, mandates the treatment, recovery and recycling of electric and electronic equipment. All applicable products in the EU market after August 13, 2006 must pass WEEE compliance and carry the "Wheelie Bin" sticker. For the complete directive, see Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament.
How are RoHS and WEE related? WEEE compliance aims to encourage the design of electronic products with environmentally-safe recycling and recovery in mind. RoHS compliance dovetails into WEEE by reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals used in electronic manufacture. RoHS Product Compliance Categories
The following product categories are impacted under the RoHS Directive: 1. Large household appliances: refrigerators, washers, stoves, air conditioners 2. Small household appliances: vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons 3. Computing & communications equipment: computers, printers, copiers, phones 4. Consumer electronics: TVs, DVD players, stereos, video cameras 5. Lighting: lamps, lighting fixtures, light bulbs 6. Power tools: drills, saws, nail guns, sprayers, lathes, trimmers, blowers 7. Toys and sports equipment: videogames, electric trains, treadmills 8. Automatic dispensers: vending machines, ATM machines The following products are currently exempted from RoHS compliance: 1. Large stationary industrial tools 2. Control and monitoring equipment 3. National security use and military equipment 4. Medical devices 5. Some light bulbs and some batteries 6. Spare parts for electronic equipment in the market before July 1, 2006.
Zygology and RoHS, WEEE & ELV
Zygology is a supplier of fasteners for use in the sheet metal fabrication, automotive and electronics industries and is committed to complying with the RoHS, WEEE and ELV directives and to fully support its customers in their compliance.
Products supplied by Zygology do not use mercury, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers in, or as a surface coating for any of its products.
Since 2004 we have been gradually replacing all plating processes that involved Hexavalent Chromium with a RoHS compliant Cr3 (Trivalent) process for all our standard fasteners. The following outlines which products are compliant:
• All Steel Parts supplied un-plated are RoHS Compliant. • All Steel Zinc Plated Fasteners are RoHS compliant with the exception of certain sizes and types of rivet nut where we still hold some non compliant parts. We are working to replace our stocks of non compliant product and replacing with a Cr3 (Trivalent) plated inventory. Any parts supplied with a Yellow/Gold finish will not be RoHS compliant; parts supplied with a Silver finish are RoHS compliant. Please specify during enquiry or at time of order if you require RoHS compliant parts. Our new Trivalent based platings provide similar or better performance than the old hexavalent treatments. • All Stainless Steel parts with are RoHS Compliant. • All Aluminium parts are RoHS compliant. • All Brass parts with are RoHS compliant. • All Phosphor Bronze parts are RoHS compliant. • All part numbers with an ET suffix (Electro Tin) are RoHS compliant. • Some PEM products carry trace quantities of banned substances. These substances are permitted under the regulation either because they are homogenous or they have specific exemptions for specific industries. For more information on particular PEM products we would direct you to their RoHS website. http://www.pemnet.com/design_info/RoHS_Compliance.php
We will continue to monitor the situation regarding RoHS, WEEE and ELV to ensure that we are able to support our customers with compliant products into the future. For any help or enquiry into the compliance of any of our products please contact our sales department.