The Use of Fasteners in The Industry

The fastening of equipment to their bases is never something that you can take for granted, particularly if the equipment in question is mobile. One of the major mistakes that most people make is simply thinking that as long as the bolts can’t be easily moved, the machinery will be fine.
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However, the truth is that when it comes to the fastening of machinery on a base, you can’t afford not to be accurate. For 20 years, Marsh Fasteners has been supplying high-quality fasteners. With our experience, we have learned there are very important things you need to keep in mind in order to get it right, including:

  • The Anchor Bolts You Use Should Be Designed for This Specific Purpose
    How much does the machine weigh? What are the environmental conditions like? Is the machine likely to vibrate a lot? All these questions and more should determine the types of bolts to get for the installation.
  • Use Washers That Will Not Cup
    You will need to tighten the anchor bolts securely in order to guarantee the stability of the machine. Combined with the weight of the machine, this could cause washer cupping. However, it can be avoided by using a washer that won’t cup, such as a Grade 8 one.
  • Keep an Eye on Torque
    When fastening the bolts, don’t do so blindly. Always keep the bolt manufacturer’s specifications in mind, and always ensure that each bolt is tightened to the correct torque setting.
  • Why Stainless Steel?
    Stainless steel used to be very expensive. However, with most of the fasteners coming from offshore, stainless steel just isn't that expensive anymore. Stainless steel also makes an ideal fastener. It normally doesn't corrode with a constant water presence and it is even resistant to seawater.
  • When to replace?
  • It is time to replace fasteners when:

    • They are exposed to excess stress,
    • They are exposed to heat, and/or
    • They begin to corrode.

    Stainless steel doesn’t corrode and is stronger and more resistant to temperature than other metals, making it an ideal fastener.

    Why Marsh Fasteners?

    Marsh Fasteners specializes in stainless steel nails, screws, nuts bolts, and all other fasteners. For over 20 years Marsh Fasteners has provided:

    • Quality stainless steel fasteners and hardware
    • Competitive pricing
    • Bulk, packaged or kitted inventory
    • Construction projects
    • Excellent inventory including
      • Standard stainless steel fasteners
      • Specialty stainless steel fasteners
    • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

    Marsh also provides aluminum, silicon bronze, brass, hot dip galvanized and nylon fasteners for those niche applications.