Earnest Machine will celebrate its 70th anniversary by sponsoring the inaugural Fastener Fair USA, which will take place April 11 and 12, 2018, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.

Fastener Fair USA is the premier industry event that brings together manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users in this fastener and joining technology exhibition. The show offers a first-hand look at the latest solutions and technology available in the marketplace, as well as networking and top-notch educational programs developed and delivered by industry experts.

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A Message From Sherex

Are you experiencing problems with tolerance stack? Having trouble with misalignment during joint servicing? Riv-Float Rivet Nuts are the answer! Using a patented floating inner nut design, Riv-Float provides fast and easy attachment points in off-center applications, reducing the risk of cross threading and spin out.

Riv-Float rivet nuts are an ideal replacement for riveted nut plates and cage nuts as they reduce installation time by requiring only one hole and can be installed blind. Riv-Float can also replace weld nuts, offering quicker, easier installation, and eliminating the possibility of weld spatter affecting threads and the need for costly ventilation systems. 
  

For applications with restricted backside clearance, Riv-Float Short provides the same solution to tolerance stack as Riv-Float with a reduced profile, allowing for blind installation in tight spaces. 

Riv-Float
 and Riv-Float Short can be installed with the Sherex Flex-5 installation tool with the use of a Riv-Float anvil.

Rotor Clip USA and Rotor Clip Ltd. are now formally certified to IATF 16949:2016, the new automotive standard replacing the previous one known as TS16949 .
 
Rotor Clip is proud to be among the first 50 companies in the world to pass the IATF 16949 audit.
 
The primary focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a Quality Management System that stresses continuous improvement with the goal of preventing defects and waste throughout the supply chain. The key to this is risk assessment, driving the organization to learn from the many inputs it experiences such as customer complaints, internal and external audits and improvement efforts to provide better product and service to the customer.
 
Rotor Clip has instituted a number of specific changes to comply with the requirements and, more importantly, the spirit of the standard. These include installing digital gauges on certain processes to automatically output data for more efficient analysis; automating lab equipment maintenance to ensure testing is done on a timely basis so that customer shipments are not delayed; improving the production of our wire EDM machines by selecting premium brass wire to maximize available cutting time and produce tools quickly and efficiently.
 
View the certificate here

A Message From Sherex

Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is pleased to announce Pacific Warehouse Sales (PWS) as the Western Region Master Distributor for its TEC Series wedge locking washer product line.

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Advanced Cable Ties is proud to announce the release of a comprehensive full-line catalog to support our distributor growth efforts. This 35-page product bulletin highlights updated, easy-to-read product specifications and recent new product introductions including:

Nylon 12 Solar products
Heavy Duty Screw Mounts
Patented Cable Tie Removal Tools

Also featured in the new catalog is an updated color selection including 14 different colors in 7 different sizes. Advanced Cable Ties is known globally for the vibrancy and consistency of all available colors.
  
While we are pleased to present this update, we are committed to continued product expansion to support the growing demand for Advanced Cable Ties products. Our new product introduction schedule is filling in quickly. In the coming weeks, you will receive additional announcements of product innovations.

2017 was an extraordinary success for Advanced Cable Ties and 2018 is already shaping up to be another record-setting year. We appreciate your continued support and we value our long-standing partnerships and the new friends we make along the way.

To receive your copy of our new catalog, please contact customer service or your local sales representative.

Established in 1994, Advanced Cable Ties, Inc. is a privately owned, leading, full-line manufacturer of cable ties and wiring accessories proudly made in the USA.

A Message From Beacon Fasteners

Beacon Fasteners and Components is excited to announce that they have successfully completed the transition from the ISO 9001:2008 to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Beacon’s drive and support from management and their operational staff paved the way to this achievement one year before the deadline.

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(click image for Series 60/61 specifications)

SPIROL is pleased to introduce a high performance line of Molded-in Inserts for Plastics manufactured from aluminum. The robust design of the Series 60 Blind-End and Series 61 Through-Hole Inserts consists of axial grooves to maximize torque

resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high-pull out force. These Molded-in Inserts are designed to be placed in the mold cavity prior to plastic injection, and offer exceptional performance due to unrestricted plastic flow into the retention features on the outside diameter of the Inserts.


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A Message From Sherex

We are pleased to announce that we have received QSLM approval (Qualified Suppliers List for Manufacturers) from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for our NAS/MS rivet nuts produced in our Akron, OH facility. Manufacturers who gain this approval must satisfy stringent quality requirements, including: having a documented quality control program, maintaining lot identity through the manufacturing process, and using Statistical Process Control (SPC) on an ongoing basis.

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A Message From EFC International

EFC International Continues To “Redefine The World Of Distribution” By Launching A New Website Focused On Providing An Unparalleled Customer Experience.

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A Press Release From Hodell-Natco

Hodell-Natco Industries acquired Davco Fastener Company on December 1, 2017. The move was a strategic one that gives Hodell-Natco a stronger foothold in the OEM market. Kevin Reidl, President of Hodell-Natco, worked together with Dave Potts, President and Owner of Davco Fastener Company on this mutually-beneficial transaction.

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Fastening Systems Engineered For Performance™
THE FASTENER FIX
 
 
Sherex Akron
Sherex Akron has updated its phone system to better accommodate our valued customers. Please take note of the following new numbers:

Main Phone: (234) 205-1178
Ted Utlak: (234) 815-1036


We would also like to welcome Renee Bartel to the Sherex Akron Team as our new Office Administrator! Renee comes to us with years of experience at companies such as Fedex and First Energy and is excited to be working at Sherex. Renee will be the primary customer contact for Sherex Akron moving forward, and can be reached via the main Akron line or via her direct line at (234) 815-1038.

Contact Ted or Renee to discuss our MS/NAS rivet nuts and small batch production capabilities. Sherex Akron is AS9100 certified, and products are available with short lead times and low order quantities.


Cage Codes: 7EK30 and 4JQL4
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Brass Inserts
Looking for solutions for high strength attachments in plastics and composites? Sherex offers a wide range of standard and custom mold-in and self-tapping inserts for structural plastic attachments in metric and inch sizes.

The custom mold-in inserts pictured above are examples of specialty brass inserts that Sherex manufactures for customers in multiple industries, including automotive and construction equipment. Click the link below for more information.
Brass Inserts
International Fastener Expo 2017
Team Sherex had a blast at the International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas last month! Sherex President Adam Pratt received the Young Fastener Professional of the Year award for his contributions to the fastener industry.

Among Adam’s achievements are: leading the Sherex team in the development of innovative product lines including Riv-Float©, Full Hex, and Large Size rivet nuts and TEC Series wedge locking washers; spearheading efforts to establish manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and Akron, Ohio; and successfully acquiring and integrating the Disc-Lock company and product line.


Congratulations Adam on your achievement!

GOING SMALL IN A BIG WAY

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A Message From the Lab Materials Testing

We have some exciting news!

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T H I S   M O N T H   A T   A D V A N C E

 
Advance Components is the master stocking distributor of Vogelsang Fastener Solutions (VFS)VFS is a worldwide leading manufacturer of formed metal parts and is one of the world’s largest producers of Tension Pins - both Coiled Spring Pins and Rollpins®.
VFS Coiled Spring (Tension) Pins are constructed of a light thickness material that is wrapped around approximately 2.25 times, producing a more resilient and versatile component with amazing advantages:
  • Distributes stress equally throughout the pin
  • Pins flex after installation and when a load is applied
  • Can be installed without regard to direction of applied load
  • Absorbs shock and vibration
  • Provide minimum of 270 degree surface contact in the hole
  • Reduces fastener costs
Contact the Advance Team today for VFS application solutions, samples and quotes.
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Regional Sales Manager Ryan Wachoff travels from the tip of Florida, through the Southwest and all the way to the State of Washington and beyond, supporting our customers with great service and solutions. Ryan get results for his clients by sharing his knowledge of fastener applications, listening with intent, and working to find the right product for the job. Contact Ryan today for application support, product information and Advance's value-added services.
 
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COMPANY NEWS
 
Thanks to our wonderful suppliers who came to our Dallas offices to train the Advance Team on products, applications and more. Representatives from ARaymond TinnermanAVK Industrial ProductsDavies Molding,Heyco, and Vogelsang Fastener Solutions educated and entertained the team during two days of intensive training. We celebrated our partnerships with a delicious barbecue dinner at Hard Eight - where everyone left happy, full and much more knowledgeable about fastening solutions!
The International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas was a big success last month. Thanks to everyone who came by the Advance booth for product knowledge, samples and our famous Texas hot sauce. 
Also at the Expo, Advance Co-Owner and VP of Marketing Pam Berry (below, second from left) was awarded Woman of The Year by the  Women in Fastener Industry (WIFI) organization. Congrats to Pam and the Advance Team for a job well done!

 Using Spiral Rings for Imperfect Grooves

SH tapered rings designed for square cornered grooves are utilized in many applications.The Aerospace divisions, Military and Automotive are just some industries that employ this function. 

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Earnest Machine has been awarded a 2017 Business Longevity Award from Smart Business News. The award recognized 44 Northeast Ohio companies with at least 50 years in business that have demonstrated their ability to adapt and evolve with the changing times.

Earnest Machine was founded in 1948 when Paul Earnest Zehnder began selling bolts and fasteners to service the heavy equipment industry that was building the infrastructure of post-WWII America. Today, Earnest remains a family owned business that has grown into a leading master distributor of fasteners in the United States and Europe.

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Advance Components is now the master stocking distributor of Vogelsang Fastener Solutions (VFS). Vogelsang is a worldwide leading manufacturer of formed metal parts and is one of the world’s largest producers of Coiled Spring Pins and Rollpins® both slotted and coiled.

Advance Components is proud to add VFS Rollpins® and Coiled Spring Pins to its list of quality products that are available for same-day shipping, low minimums, drop shipping, EDI planning and other value-added solutions that make Advance a trusted supply chain partner. Advance will carry a large stock of VFS Tension Pins for distributors across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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Sherex Large Size rivet nuts are the largest blind rivet nuts in the industry, available in sizes up to 3/4"-10 (M20). Large Size rivet nuts provide an extremely strong attachment point that can be installed from one side of the base material, eliminating the need for expensive and complex assemblies.
 
Sherex customers in the Heavy Rail, Automotive, Agriculture and Construction, and Utility Pole industries have reduced costs, increased throughput and promoted better safety by replacing existing fasteners with our Large Size rivet nuts. One example: a utility pole manufacturer replaced several costly and hard to install components from their step bolt installation with a Sherex Large Size rivet nut, resulting in a $40,000 per year savings! Additionally, since fewer, less complicated fasteners are now being installed, line workers can perform their job more quickly and safely.
 
Contact us for performance testing data or to discuss a specific application.


Sherex Large Size rivet nuts can be installed with our FLEX-18 Installation Tool. The FLEX-18 is the most powerful rivet nut installation tool on the market, with a pull force of 18,000 lbs (80 kN) & 15mm (.591 inches) of available stroke, and can install rivet nuts from 5/16-18 to 3/4-16 and M8 to M20. Other features include: both pull to pressure and pull to stroke installation capabilities, single stage trigger, automatic reverse, and quick change mandrel design.
 

A Message From Sherex

Sherex was recently selected as a Fast Track Company by Buffalo Business First! This award recognizes Western New York businesses that have achieved significant revenue growth over a three year period of time.This is the 10th time we've received this award – and we attribute it to our mission of providing our customers with high quality lowest-total-installed cost solutions with world-class customer service. A sincere thanks to our customers for their continued support; we look forward to growing our businesses together!