Renewable energy projects are booming all over the world. Wind and solar lead the way as more and more countries are turning toward these cleaner energies for power.
While both solar and wind don’t require manual operation to create power unlike a traditional gas- or coal-fired power plants, solar and wind farms do feature critical components that require maintenance.
Sherex’s line of wedge locking washers and nuts can help decrease maintenance costs by securing the joints that loosen over time due to vibration.
Both solar and wind farms are exposed to the elements throughout their entire life. Rain, snow, ice, and wind can cause critical joints to loosen over time. Solar farms around the United States rely on TEC Series and Disc-Lock products to strengthen racking system and ensure it won’t loosen due to vibration. Both Disc-Lock and TEC Series washers and nuts ensure installers that the racking system won’t be comprised.
It’s quite obvious that wind turbines have lots of vibration. Not only are the blades constantly spinning when the wind blows, but like a solar farm, it’s also exposed to the elements. Disc-Lock washers and locking nuts can be used to help secure critical joints on a wind turbine. Whether it’s at the base or actually inside the turbine itself.
These small but critical washers and nuts save on maintenance costs and they ensure safety since components won’t loosen or become compromised.
Here are our product profiles in the 2021 North American Clean Energy Solar Buyers Guide and the 2021 North American Clean Energy Wind Buyers Guide.
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May 18, 2020 (Tonawanda, NY) – Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is excited to announce the release of its Hand Tool Calibration Unit.
The Hand Tool Calibration Unit measures the pulling force for both pneumatic and hydro-pneumatic rivet nut tools to ensure the tool is meeting the required setting force to install into the application.
With the ability to measure the pulling force of a tool before performing an install, operators are assured the tool is calibrated correctly for a perfect install. This will help manufactures and operators improve the quality of their rivet nut installations in real time.
“The development of the Hand Tool Calibration Unit is a direct result from feedback from our customers and manufactures,” said Sherex president, Adam Pratt. “Our customers wanted a tool that could show the pulling force of both pneumatic and hydro-pneumatic tools, and get results in real time. Manufacturers and operators will see an increase in quality, and will be able to better determine if their spin-spin or spin-pull tools need to be calibrated or require maintenance.”
Improving the quality of rivet nut installations has trickle-down benefits that will help manufactures save money, schedule maintenance, and decrease waste.
“This is more than just a calibration unit, it’s a tool to ensure quality,” Pratt said. “Every manufacture that uses pneumatic or hydro-pneumatic tools to install rivet nuts should have this asset at their work station.”
Watch a demo of the tool here: https://youtu.be/jL_u8qqj0qg
The Hand Tool Calibration Unit is available now. Visit www.sherex.com/calibration-unit for videos, resources and more information.
About Sherex Fastening Solutions:
Sherex Fastening Solutions is a leading manufacturer of fasteners for thin sheet material applications in steel, aluminum, and composite materials. Sherex manufactures rivet nuts, clinch nuts, inserts for composite, stud and nut plates, and through the acquisition of Disc-Lock®, wedge-locking washers and nuts. Sherex, headquartered in Buffalo, NY, with offices in the UK and Mexico, has two strategic production facilities: Sherex Taiwan, located in Chungli, Taiwan, is certified to IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001 and has an ISO 17025 accredited lab, and Sherex Akron, located in Akron, Ohio, is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100. Sherex has grown to 200 employees and services a wide-range of industries, including automotive, general manufacturing, energy, agricultural, and aerospace and defense.
For more information, contact Erich Neuhaus, 716-332-4869.
We are so proud that our own, Jake Glaser, has been announced as the 2020 Young Fastener Professionals President.
As a Regional Sales Manager at Sherex Fastening Solutions, Jake is focused on helping clients improve their products through fastening innovations. He has worked at Sherex since 2014, working his way from inside sales to outside sales and becoming an important influence at the company.
While working at Sherex, Jake’s dedication to the fastening industry has only grew, becoming a member of YFP in 2019, culminating with his appointment as the president of the Young Fastener Professionals this year.
“We are very proud of Jake,” said Sherex president Adam Pratt. “He’s learned and grown so much over the last six years and he’s earned this leadership role at YFP.”
“I’m very excited,” Jake said. “YFP is great organization and a great way to get involved in the fastener industry.”
The Young Fastener Professionals is an organization “that provides empowerment and career development by providing resources and support to future leaders,” according to its website.
Professional development, celebrating success, networking events, and collaboration are some of the YFP’s core competencies and Jake hopes to continue to spread the word about the positive impact YFP can have.
“We want to continue to build and grow, and play a bigger role in not only influencing young people in the fastener industry, but in the fastener industry in general.” Jake said.