Huck Fasteners for Silos Magna-Lok MX - A Direct Replacement for M10 Bolts

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The new Huck Magna-Lok MX has been specially designed to replace M10 bolting, enabling reduced assembly times and production costs.

The Huck Magna-Lok MX (MCHFR) delivers repeatable and consistent joint performance, with washer-free water-resistance (fastener should be application tested to ensure suitability) as well as excellent shear, tensile and fatigue performance. Once installed Magna-Lok MX will consistently perform over time, even when exposed to changing loads (vibration / expanding or contracting), eliminating the need for regular maintenance.

Magna-Lok MX is installed quickly and easily in a matter of seconds, the installation only requires access to one side of the assembly, meaning only a single labourer is needed. This ensures the assembly is completed both quickly and cost-effectively.

With excellent shear, tensile and fatigue performance, the permanent nature of the joint ensures reduced maintenance costs; the joint does not need to be regularly checked or re-torqued, eliminating ongoing costs over the product lifetime.

The Huck Magna-Lok is a versatile, hole filling fastener that can be installed with conventional and battery-operated installation tools. It has a unique circle-lock design creates an internal lock during installation that virtually eliminates pin pushout by mechanically locking the pin to the sleeve.

Fastening with Huck structural fasteners delivers five key benefits: -
Safety - The heat generated by welding can often reduce the strength of the metals being joined, and damage critical surface coatings. In addition, welding dissimilar metals or pieces of varying sizes can be a challenge. Welding also often requires an on-going process of inspection, with many of these procedures being both costly and time consuming.

Simplicity – Huck fasteners easy to install and require a minimal amount of training. The Huck system only requires a single trigger press to deliver high, consistent preload. No operator discretion or adjustment required.

Speed – As the MX is a blind fastener it just takes one operative to install it. Just the time needed to put the fastener into the pre-prepared hole, to apply the tool to the pin and initiate the installation cycle (approx. 3-4 seconds).

Cost Saving – just one person is all that is needed to install a structural fastener. A quick visual inspection is all it takes to ensure a solid joint. Once installed, there are no ongoing maintenance costs.

Structural Integrity - creating semi-permanent joints that will perform in extreme conditions for years to come without the issues of weld fatigue.

Huck structural blind fasteners are not designed to replace all welds. These fasteners can leave a protrusion, which may not be acceptable for some applications. However, there are many applications, where M10 bolts have been traditionally employed, in which these fasteners are a viable alternative.

Howmet is the leader in fastener innovation, developing highly-effective and unique joining solutions.
Star Fasteners are the UK's largest Huck fastener distributor; for more information call us on +44(0)115 932 4939 or email

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