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Materials such as concrete and brick are easily damaged by threaded screws and bolts as the treads strip the material rather than biting into it. Read More…

Expansion Bolts Expansion bolts are multi-component fasteners that expand upon installation to provide secure fastening in materials that do not permit reliable thread formation as is needed for other types of bolts.
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Fairfield, NJ  |  800-272-3673

Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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Ford Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Jefferson, OH  |  888-536-3674

Our company has manufacturing experiences dating back to 1970 and over the years we have grown into an international supplier of bolts.

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Ken Forging $$$

Winston-Salem, NC  |  800-642-0921

From our inventory of over 130,000 different fasteners, we know precisely which ones are right for your application. We test them for material composition and measurement accuracy. With our Vendor Management Inventory service (VMI) our Service Technicians monitor your needs and keep you fully supplied at all times. Our ISO 9001 and AS9120B certifications helps us maintain system standards that ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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Southern Fasteners & Supply, Inc. $$$

Highland Park, IL  |  847-926-0722

G-Fast brings you precision components and fasteners that are designed for commercial and military applications. We specialize in precision machined components, special fasteners, cold-formed bolts, studs and shoulder screws, deep drawn parts, metal spinning, wire forming and a whole host of other services. We’ve been doing this since 1990 and would love to see you be our next customer!

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G-Fast Distribution, Inc. $$$

Elgin, IL  |  847-841-7000

We have the bolts that you can count on to keep your business moving along smoothly! Each of our products is put through testing to ensure quality, as well as being made of only the highest quality materials. We strive to uphold our reputation as one of the leading bolt manufacturers. Get in touch with our customer service representatives today!

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Engineered Components Company $$$

North Hollywood, CA  |  818-764-6467

FTC is regarded by many aerospace leaders as a preferred supplier of industrial fasteners. We make a variety of innovative standard & custom high-strength aerospace fasteners & captive fasteners, such as our Magic Groove™ fully retractable, structural captive screw. World class quality in record time.

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Fastener Technology Corp. $$$

Danboro, PA  |  800-237-4736

Here at PennEngineering, we are proud to say that our products are manufactured right here in the United States. We provide our customers with a variety of services including: wire forming, stamping, metal finishing, closed die forming, hot forging and open die cold forming. Our J bolts are quality-assured and require low maintenance. Contact one of our representatives to learn more information about our products.

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PennEngineering® $$$
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Instead of creating cracks and crevices as other bolts do, expansion bolts fill these deformities, which improves aesthetics as well as strengthening the connection. This allows the use of these bolts even in vibratory environments. This reliable anchor bolt can therefore be used in a wide variety of industries. Masonry walls, construction, turbines, motor couplings, gears, mining, seating and sign installation all use expansion bolts to avoid material damage while creating a firm bond.

This bond offers an extreme carrying weight. A relatively small bolt, ¼" for example, can have a pullout weight of up to 2,700 pounds. These carrying weights, measured in tonnage, provide the rating system for expansion bolt manufacturers and suppliers. Bolt length, diameter, materials and configuration should all be carefully considered with regards to the materials to be fastened. These materials should also be considered as poor quality concrete will crumble under such extreme weights no matter the type or class of bolt.

Each bolt system has three basic parts, the bolt, nut and sleeve, which may be assembled in a number of configurations. In the bolt-lead sleeve-tapered nut set up the entire mechanism is inserted into a pre-drilled hole and the tapered nut is drawn back towards the head to compress and expand the lead sleeve. The bolt-lead sleeve-metal cone-nut functions in the same manner though the metal cone is driven into the sleeve causing expansion rather than the nut. The tapered bolt-lead sleeve-metal cone-nut configuration is similar in assembly although the tapered bolt is responsible for expansion rather than the nut or the metal cone.

In any assemblage the bolt, nut and cone, if present, are made of steel alloys which offer strength and corrosion resistance. Cadmium and zinc plating are common finishes for bolts that may face continual exposure to water and other environmental elements. While each of these components is integral to the bolt design, the lead sleeve is the crucial element of the expansion bolt. Lead is a malleable substance. When compressed it easily fills the drilled spaces as well as any surrounding cracks or pores. This creates multiple points of attachment while minimizing the risk of cracking or shattering the anchoring material.

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