Huck Bolts and Rivets

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Seeking Huck Bolts or Huck rivets?  Make Aerobolt® your one stop shop for all your Huck fastener requirementsHuck® pin & collar lock bolts & Huck's structural rivets are designed to provide a permanent, vibration-resistant solution. Offering excellent shear and tensile strength for critical applications, where the joint needs a high clamping force to be as strong as the parent material. The Huck fastening range offer a clean safe alternative to welding and a more efficient fastening method than standard nuts and bolts. Huck® fasteners deliver value where it matters most - on the job with improved installation times and hassle-free installation tools.  

Huck Bolts and Huck Rivets - Proven reliable, vibration-resistant locking fasteners.  

Huck bolts and Huck rivets have their own key attribute so there's bound to be a fastener to suit your application. In this blog article we shall review Huck's popular multi-grip "Magna-Lok" structural rivet and the two piece pin & collar Magna-Grip Huckbolt plus provide an overview of key features, recommended applications and the know-how into "How Huck Works". 

Huck Bolt Magna-Grip. The Classic Huckbolt.

How does a Huck lockbolt work?

Huck lockbolts are a combo assembly that consists of a grooved pin and a sleeve. Place the Huck bolt pin in the pre-drilled hole. The pin diameter should match the hole size for a snug fit to prevent lateral movement that could weaken the joint.

Place the Huck bolt sleeve on the opposite side of the pinhead. The sleeve sits over the pin and will form a strong, lasting joint when the sleeve is swaged (compressed) into the grooves of 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 sleeve. Progressively the tool, compresses the sleeve into the grooves of the harder steel pin. The pin and swaged sleeve 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. Check out the benefits of Huck Bolts here.


How does Huck rivet work? 

Installation of a Huck rivet is similar to a standard rivet, however you will require a Huck gun or a structural rivet gun, as a standard rivet gun is not equipped with the right jaws to install structural rivets. To install a structural rivet, pre drilling of holes is required. Load rivet’s pin tail section into rivet gun. Insert rivets body into hole and activate gun. Upon activation the head of the rivet is pushed against the nose of the tool, whilst the tool pulls up the central pin. As a result, the body compresses, and expands on the blind side until it maxes out to approximately one and a half times the size of the original diameter. Resulting in a larger surface in which the two materials are effectively fastened together. Check out the Structural Rivet Blog.