Magna-Lok® Vs Monobolt®

Understanding the difference between Magna-Lok® & Monobolt® Rivets.

Magna-Lok® and Monobolt® are a type of multi-grip structural rivet. Multi-grip means these rivets are flexible with how much material they hold. For instance, the 6.4 mm diameter (¼) Huck Magna-Lok can hold material thickness between 2.0-16.0 mm. Likewise for Monobolt®, very similar grip range.  

These two 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 fatigue 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®.   

Magna-Lok vs. 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 and we are sure 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.