Huck Rivet Magna-Lok® V's Avdel® Monobolt®.
Difference between Magna-Lok® rivets & the Monobolt® rivet.
Monobolt® and Magna-Lok® are popular structural rivets because they are versatile with the material they hold, which makes them a multi-grip rivets. Multi-grip rivets means these fasteners are flexible with the materials depth. For instance, the 6.4 mm or (1/4") diameter Huck Magna-Lok can hold a material thickness of between 2.0-16.0 mm. Likewise for Monobolt®, very similar material grip range or material depth
These structural rivets look similar and both come in a range of material that includes steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. They also come in a range of diameters from 4.8 mm (3/16) to 9.5 mm (3/8) along with different head styles that include, dome, countersunk, and truss.
What is the key difference between Monobolt® and Magna-Lok®?
Most can't see the key difference because it's actually their longevity. The Magna-Lok® rivet has been thoroughly lab tested against the Monobolt® and has outlasted them by almost 20 to 1. Huck structural rivet Magna-Lok® lasted 2 million cycles whilst the other lasted 100,000.
Another 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.
What are the other differences between Monobolt® and Magna-Lok®?
Other than their longevity, and the special nose tip requirement, there is another obvious physical difference with the rivets themselves. The body end of the Magna-Lok® curves inwards whilst the end of the Monobolt® flares out. The image below indicates the key differences between Magna-Lok® and Monobolt®.
Here at Aerobolt we have a comprehensive range of structural rivets and can assist with your application. In fact Aerobolt has Australia's #1 range of high-quality structural rivets, so there is bound to be one that would suit your project. Simply call us on 02 9755 3747 or contact us for all your structural rivet and rivet gun needs.