Huck Bolts and Rivets

Huckbolt, Structural Rivet & Huck Guns. 

Australia's #1 Official Huck Bolt Distributor. 

Aerobolt should be your first destination when seeking Huck® fasteners, your one stop shop for Huck® Unlimited. Huck lock bolts & Huck's structural rivets are designed to provide permanent, vibration-resistant solutions, offering a high tensile and shear strength in critical applications. 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 so much more. Performance & Value. Thats Huck!    

It's the proven reliable, vibration-resistant locking performance that has made Huck fasteners world famous. 

Huck bolts and Huck rivets have their own individual features to suit a your application, offering cost saving benefits that other fasteners or welding options can't match with quick &  easy installation as skilled labour is not required, When its Huck, you know it works!

Huck Bolt Magna-Grip. Classic Huckbolt.

Each Huck bolt and structural rivet has its own characteristics ensuring that we have the right fastener for every application.

Huck is constantly developing new lock bolts and rivets to meet the diverse and changing customer requirements. The most recent addition to the Huck range is the Bobtail which offers superior performance combined with reduced noise, increased installation speed and elimination of pintails as well as more efficient and lighter tooling.

Huck bolts and Huck rivets are used in a wide range of industries; Automotive manufacturing, Aviation, Electrical appliances & switchboards, Emergency vehicles, Farming equipment & silos, HVAC (Heating, ventilation & air conditioning), Military equipment & vehicles, Playground equipment, Sheet metal fabrication, Solar installations, Steel bridges, Refrigeration, RV vehicles, Trains & tracks, Trucks & trailers, Ute canopy bodies, Utility vehicles and so much more.  

Huck also offer a range of powerful and lightweight air, battery & hydraulic power tools for installing structural blind rivets and lockbolts. The ideal 360 degrees total solution for many assembly applications in production, maintenance, and repairs. 

Huck Bolts include:

Huck Rivets include:

Huck Guns include:

How does a Huck bolt work?

Huck bolts fasteners are a combo assembly that consists of two pieces: 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 pop rivet, however you will require a Huck gun or a structural rivet gun, as a standard rivet gun is not equipped 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.