How Huck Works

How Huck Bolts Work

Huck bolts work differently to threaded bolt & nut, as they are installed via an industrial tool that provides a permanent solution. This makes them ideal when seeking a vibration resistant solution. 

Huck bolts consist of two pieces: a threaded pin and a collar. Fit the Huck bolt pin in the pre-drilled hole. The pin diameter should match the hole size for a tight fit to prevent lateral movement that could weaken the joint.

Fit the Huck bolt collar on the side opposite from the pinhead. The collar fits over the pin and will form a strong, lasting joint when the collar  is swaged into the pin via an industrial tool, the tool presses the softer material collar into the pin making the two-pieces into a one-piece combo.  

In the initial stages of the installation process, the Huck gun engages & pulls on the pin, whilst the nose assembly is forced down the collar. Progressively the tool, swages the collar into the grooves of the harder steel pin. The pin and swaged collar are now combined  to maximise metal-on-metal contact so, unlike a nut and bolt, it cannot work loose. The tensile strength of the Huck bolt is dictated by the number of grooves that are filled.

How Huck Rivets Work

Huck structural rivets are installed differently to Huck bolts however the vibration resistant solution is the same. The rivet's body (wider section of the rivet) is inserted through a drilled hole and the protruding pin tail is subsequently pulled up with a riveting gun. This process results in the body deforming on the blind side and locking itself into place by either (1) compresses & bulges. (2) broadening of the body. (3) Compresses and splits into a propeller shape blind–side anchor. All processes results in the rivet & its pin tail interlocking with the material  

(1) Compresses & Bulges

The body of the rivet is compressed, causing it to fold, bulge and form a bulb against the material.

(2) Broadening of the Body

Body of the rivet is broaden when the head of the pintail is pulled up, causing the body to expand against the material.

(3) Compresses and splits

Slotted body rivet compresses and splits into a propeller shape blind–side anchor, ideal for lightweight material.  

Monobolt® V’s Magna-Lok®

These two brands of structural rivets have many similar characteristics with the same results. The takeaway difference is Magna-Lok® does NOT require a special nose piece tip to be installed correctly, unlike the Monobolt® which REQUIRES a special nose tip. Huck’s locking mechanism has been engineered into the rivet to eliminate tooling and operator error. 

Structural Rivets Types

There is predominately three type of structural rivets.

Huck rivet, Magna-Lok, Huckloc, Monobolt; (Broadening of the body, multi-grip range along with great strength)

Allok Rivets, Huck Rivet MB, Hemlok, BOM; (Compression & Bulging, limited material grip range along with greater strength than body broadening)

Bulb-Tite, Tri-Bulb (Compresses and splits into a propeller shape blind–side anchor, multi-grip range along with okay strength)