Approval for large size rivet nuts 02 April 2019

EFC International has announced the approval of Sherex Fastening Solutions’ large size rivet nuts for use in steel utility poles by a leading energy company.

The approval is in accordance with the specification for tubular steel pole transmission line structures – SES-PD-027 – and covers the minimum requirements for the design, drawings, material, fabrication, welding, coating, inspection, and delivery of tubular steel pole structures.

Sherex large size rivet nuts eliminate the welding process and reduce the number of components for installation. They also allow for a safer, one handed installation of the step bolts in the field. “This is a significant cost saving for pole and tower manufacturers, and we are excited to bring this product to the market,” states Paul Musgrove, industrial and distribution sales manager at EFC International.

These rivet nuts exceed application performance and safety requirements including maximum retention in fibreglass material and increased spin out resistance for pole structures. This innovative rivet nut will serve other industries including automotive, truck, agriculture, heavy equipment, rail, and HVAC. EFC is a strategic partner into these industries for Sherex and this partnership ensures customers receive the high-quality service they have come to expect.

EFC International is a supplier of speciality engineered metal, plastic, cold formed, spring steel stampings, electrical and assembled component parts to the OEM and distribution market places throughout the world.


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