The Huck® BobTail® – an advanced fastening and tooling system delivering…

Ultimate Strength, Installation Speed and Vibration Resistance

Declared by DIBt as ‘maintenance free’, the 12, 14, 16, 20mm and 1inch diameter BobTail is approved to be used in both static and dynamic civil engineering applications (smaller and larger diameters are available by request).

Following a rigorous testing programme, the Huck BobTail lockbolt fastener has earned the prestigious German national technical approval, otherwise known as allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassungen (abZ). The accreditation was awarded by internationally recognised approval body Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

The test results met DIN EN 1993 (EURO Code 3 – Design of Steel Structures), DIN 18800-1 (Steel Structures – Design and Construction) and BSEN 1090 (Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures) standards. The coating; resistant to ISO 12944 standard and chrome 6 free; was also found to retain its integrity as there is no exposed area after the fastener is installed.

Through its advanced fastener design, as well as easy-to-use installation tooling, the BobTail system offers a strong connection. One key advantage of this fastener over conventional lock bolting systems is that it doesn’t have a pintail to break off. As a result, there is no waste material to collect and dispose of post-installation.

The installation system provides a smooth, shock-free process with significantly reduced maximum noise levels, typically less than 70dB. The elimination of the shock load and reduced noise can offer real and significant health and safety benefits.

The DIBt test confirmed that a BobTail is maintenance-free during the lifetime of the joint it is fastening, which is not the case when using traditional nut and bolt products. As a result, it can be integrated into a range of applications with complete confidence by civil engineering designers.

Specialists in the supply and distribution of Huck Fasteners, Star Fasteners is proud to call itself the UK’s largest Distributor for Arconic’s Huck fastener brand. Working with a diverse range of end users and distributors form across a number of industries including rail, solar, wind power automotive, marine and the commercial vehicle market.

Star Fasteners is also an accredited Huck tool service and repair department. Star’s expert technical knowledge and a large tool hire fleet complements the service. An important aspect of Star Fasteners quality promise is a well-stocked tool room.

As a well-established leader in the global Huck fastener distribution network Star Fasteners are committed to supplying customers with the highest quality and most innovative fastener solutions on the market. Systems are ISO 9001:2015 approved, and accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor has been achieved for excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Please Contact us on +44 (0)115 9324939 or email sales@starfasteners.co.uk for further information.

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