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Comparing the Cost of Securing Sheet Metal Panels

One of the more common fastening tasks for OEMs is attaching cover panels to a fabricated frame. In some cases these panels are designed to be removable, but in most cases they are permanently joined or fastened and not intended to be removed in normal use. …

Peak Testing Helped Fastener Distributor Save Customer $24,950

Challenge: A customer of a fastener distributor was using liquid adhesive during the assembly process of gearboxes for solar panel tracking. The adhesive was allowing for variation in clamp load, slow production time and messy application. The distributor was recommending a pre-applied adhesive patch to replace the liquid adhesive and needed validation testing to compare the two applications. …
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