How Huck Works
How Huck Bolts Work
Huck bolts work differently to threaded bolt & nut, as they are installed via an industrial tool that provides a permanent solution. This makes them ideal when seeking a vibration resistant solution.?
Huck bolts consist of two pieces: a threaded pin and a collar made of slightly softer material.?Fit the Huck bolt pin in the pre-drilled hole. The pin diameter should match the hole size for a tight fit to prevent lateral movement that could weaken the joint.
Fit the Huck bolt collar on the side opposite from the pinhead. The collar fits over the pin and will form a strong, lasting joint when the collar is?swaged?together via an industrial tool, the tool presses the collar into the pin making the two-piece combo, one.?
In the initial stages of the installation process, the Huck gun engages & pulls on the pin, whilst the nose assembly is forced down the collar. Progressively the tool, swages the collar into the grooves of the harder steel pin. The pin and swaged collar are now combined ?to maximise metal-on-metal contact so, unlike a nut and bolt, it cannot work loose. The tensile strength of the Huck bolt is dictated by the number of grooves that are filled.
How Huck Rivets Work
Huck structural rivets are installed differently to Huck bolts, however? the results are the same. A?permanent vibration resistant solution. With rivets the joining of materials is performed from only one side. The rivet's body (wider section of the rivet) is inserted through a drilled hole and the protruding pin tail is subsequently pulled up with a riveting gun. This process results in the compression & bulging of the body or the broadening of the shank. Both processes result in the rivet interlocking with the material?along with a portion of the pin tail.?
When the structural rivet is installed the blind side does one of the following.?
1. Compression & Bulging?
The sleeve of the fastener is compressed, causing it to fold & bulge to form a bulb against the material.?
2. Broadening of the Shank
Pulling on the pin tail causes the head of the pin to draw into the rivet body's shank. This? causes the shank (body) to broaden and lock itself against the parent material.