Each fastener's clamping force is uniform throughout the glass carrier - guaranteed! Unlike welding, huck bolts don't weaken the surrounding material. The flush-breaking, lock-groove design also offers a wide grip range and easy, accurate installations.
Complements Aluminum's Strength
Huck Magna-Grip® Lock Bolts maintain superior textile strength and high shear without weakening the surrounding material. When components are welded together, it is typically the area of the weld where aluminum starts cracking and losing its integrity.
Not Subject To Vibrations
As a mechanical fastener, a Huck Magna-Grip® Lock Bolt is immune to the stresses and vibrations of highway driving. In comparison, welded components are more prone to fatigue and failure as a result of these vibrations.
Straightforward & Quick Installation
Installing Huck Magna-Grip® Lock Bolts can be easily accomplished by anyone on the assembly team with tools that are typically readily available in any shop. Welding, on the other hand, requires someone with specialized training and equipment.
Using huck bolts provides a secure bond that is less rigid than the one that welding produces. When aluminum is welded, many structural engineers caution that microscopic cracks could form in the material as it cools.
Simple Service In The Field
If a repair is needed in the field, mechanical fasteners like Huck Magna-Grip® Lock Bolts can be quickly cut off and replaced with traditional lock nuts and bolts. Welds entail a more difficult process when field service is required.