Blind Bolts are probably one of the most adaptable fasteners there is. In fact, people who use them and have knowledge as to how they work have created new uses for them.
The recent innovations in the bolt have made fixing it into a box section or girder cavity fairly simple. Moreover, these bolts make the process more cost effective, meaning that you save on cash for each project you perform.
In order to fix blind bolts you need to understand specific fixing terms. These terms detail certain standards that need to be followed for these bolts to be used properly.
The standards involve specific measurements. Fixing terms include:
- Minimum Fixing Thickness
- Maximum Fixing Thickness
- Anchor Clearance
- Depth Clearance
- Hole Centers
What Is Minimum Fixing Thickness?
The minimum fixing thickness refers to the minimum distance that each bolt is able to fix. Determine the proper measurement by calculating the overall thickness of the materials being clamped.
What Is the Maximum Fixing Thickness?
The maximum fixing thickness involves the maximum distance that each bolt is able to clamp. This is determined by measuring the overall thickness of the materials being clamped.
What Is Anchor Clearance?
The anchor clearance is the minimum distance that the blind bolt anchor needs to deploy. This measurement needs to be achieved carefully when fixing into steel hollow sections to ensure that the anchor doesn’t catch on the section wall.
What Is Depth Clearance?
The depth clearance involves the minimum space necessary within a cavity wall for the anchor of the bolt to properly deploy.