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FLEX-5 Durability and Maintenance Tips!

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It’s always a cool feeling walking around an assembly line or installation station and seeing your parts or tools being put to good use. But it’s even sweeter when you see an old tool of yours still being used by the assemblers and it’s still humming. On a recent trip to a construction, military and […]

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3D Rivet Nut Models on Sherex.com!

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You can now download installed versions of our rivet nuts right on Sherex.com. Sherex Fastening Solutions has over 1,500 3D models of its rivet nuts available for download, including Optisert, and full hexagonal rivet nut lines, FHL and FHK Series. These 3D Models add to the 3D Models of our TEC Series Washers.   With […]

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Installing Rivet Nuts Into Curved Surfaces

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By Frank Genovese Sherex Applications Engineer For installing rivet nuts into flat materials, the solution is usually rather simple when it comes to geometry. It usually just comes down to making sure there’s sufficient clearance for installation and the right hole size to properly fit the rivet nut. Since the material is flat, the only […]

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FLEX-5: Pull to Pressure or Pull to Stroke?

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When installing rivet nuts using a Sherex FLEX-5 hydro-pneumatic tool, you have a decision to make on what kind of tool you want. Do you want a tool that offers a pull to stroke? Or do you want a tool that offers pull to pressure when installing rivet nuts. Sherex has both FLEX-5P (pull to […]

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What are Rivet Nut Studs?

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After reading Why Rivet Nuts?, you may come away with, well that’s good, but what’s a rivet nut stud? Rivet nut studs are simply rivet nuts with an already outward protruding stud installed in the rivet nut. Instead of threading the bolt into the rivet nut, you thread your attachment on to the bolt and […]

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Sherex Warehouse Manager Training for World Record Hockey Game

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It’s like training for a marathon, on ice skates. That’s what our warehouse manager Justen Ehrig will be doing over the next seven months. Justen is a competitor in the 11 Day Power Play, an 11-day long hockey game that takes place in November to benefit local charities and cancer research in the Buffalo-area. This […]

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Preventing Wheel-Offs: Disc-Lock Safety Wheel Nut vs Securex

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Wheel-offs are some of the most dangerous situations on the road. This happens when a wheel from a truck or car comes loose and rolls down the road. Whether the wheel-off occurs on a 30 mph road or a 65 mph freeway, runaway wheels are absolutely terrifying and always leads to incredibly unsafe and unpredictable […]

Rivet Nut Performance Testing

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There are dozens of different styles of rivet nuts manufacturers can choose from when deciding on a fastening solution to help improve their assembly. While the material, coating, size, body style are all important, how the rivet nut performs under strenuous conditions is often times what matters the most. Performance testing of rivet nuts is […]

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Why RIV-FLOAT® is So Great

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The Sherex Fastener Fix blog is supposed to be an unbiased, informative, technical and thoughtful conversation on all things fasteners. But once in a while we have to toot our own horn. Sherex’s patented RIV-FLOAT® rivet nut is truly great. It allows for greater ease of assembly because fastening can occur when the through bolt […]