Lattice Tower Frame

The vibration-resistant and high-strength locking features of the AFS range of fasteners, especially the Huck brand, makes them particularly useful in lattice tower frames and similar large metal structures. Typical applications revolve around fastening the main metal frame girders and support beams.

Photovoltaic Frame

Photovoltaic frames can be difficult to fasten because they need to be secure to support the panels, vibration-resistant to allow movement of the unit, and tamperproof to stop theft and do all that in extreme temperature and corrosive environments such as the desert. AFS fasteners can meet all of these requirements and are very popular in this type of application.

Nacelle and Blade

Possibly the most safety critical applications in the green energy industry are found on wind turbines where the height and movement of the equipment makes it especially important to fasten securely. AFS fasteners are used in numerous applications to secure wind turbines including fastening the tower frame and fastening the nacelle blades. AFS have special fasteners available for fastening the strong composite materials common to wind towers.

Hydro-Electric Pipe

AFS fasteners are also used regularly to fasten separate segments of hydro-electric piping. Because leaking can be an issue in such equipment AFS fasteners provide high performance to ensure the join between segments is secure and reliable as well as being tamper and theft-proof.

Monolithic Tower

The AFS range is also well suited for use in large structures such as monolithic towers. The most important applications on monolithic towers involve fastening the major cylindrical body units together. Lockbolts and/or locking nut are perfect for this safety critical range of applications.

Parabolic Trough Frame

Parabolic-Trough frames require fasteners which are able to meet the demanding needs of desert environments. They need to be secure to support the panels, vibration-resistant to allow movement of the unit, and tamperproof to stop theft. AFS fasteners can meet all of these requirements and are very popular in this type of application.

 
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