Quality Assurance in Fastener Assembly from Start to Finish — Efficient Testing of Fasteners, Tools & Bolted Joints

call actions or recourse claims. In this interview, Wilfried Blechmann, Head of Kistler’s Fastening Technology Business Line, explains the key points in quality assurance for fastening technology, and he goes on to describe the systems that provide effective support for users in every step of the process.

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Friction Control for Fasteners

The following case studies will explore how two OEMs used different paths and succeeded in reducing non-value added cost. One OEM preferred to use the highest quality materials. This approach resulted in a product that provides extended durability, therefore reducing warranty costs. Another OEM opted to reduce process steps and the associated waste by utilizing the most efficient processes available

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Digitalization and Remote Service: Connection for Improving Production

A company’s competitiveness and future viability depend largely on how effectively and quickly it can respond to changing customer needs and markets. These include rising quality requirements, end-to-end traceability along the value-adding chain, delivery reliability, flexibility and cost effectiveness. The technical development of the machines required for production alone is not sufficient to fulfil these complex tasks

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Environment-Friendly Zinc Aluminum Flake Coating for Corrosion Protection

Low-carbon steels corrode in most of the atmospheric environments when the relative humidity exceeds 60%. Corrosion is the destruction or deterioration of a material because of reaction with its environment. Most common corrosion control methods use coatings and conversion layers, which contain toxic and environmentally hazardous materials. There is a need to find nontoxic and environmental friendly alternatives compatible with current industrial techniques.

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Corrosion-Resistant Coatings for Structural Bolts

High-strength structural bolts are designed for steel-to-steel connections. They are ideal for applications requiring high tensile strength or tension control such as use in bridges, buildings, airports, stadiums and other structures requiring steel-to-steel connections. Structural products are often exposed to many external factors such as water, varying temperatures or salty air, and can corrode quickly if not protected with a coating. Corrosion, which is a process of gradual destruction of metallic materials, can significantly affect the quality of the fasteners. In fact, corrosion is considered one of the leading causes of damage to these fasteners.

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