TR launches new security fastener to protect medical equipment 16 February 2021

A new range of security fasteners has been launched to prevent offenders from stealing or tampering with equipment in hospitals and other medical centres.

The innovative 5-Lobe pin from TR Fastenings is the first complete range of security fasteners made from corrosion resistant A4-70 stainless steel – the preferred material for all applications across the health and medical sector because of its non-reactive qualities. The fastener’s five sectioned screw head means that it can only be undone by someone with specialist tools, preventing its removal by an opportunist criminal. The durability of the high grade material means that components need to be replaced less often and that equipment is easier to clean and maintain.

“It’s vital that medical staff have the confidence that when they need a piece of equipment it is where it should be. Our new 5-lobe pin fasteners provide a strong line of defence to prevent opportunist thieves and vandals from stealing or interfering with equipment that could be the difference between life and death for patients,” comments Paul Standing, product manager at TR Fastenings.

The 5-Lobe pin is rated as a level 2 enhanced security product and can be supplied with button or counter-sunk heads in either machine screws or self-tapping screws. A4-70 stainless steel is a high-tensile strength stainless steel with excellent corrosion resistance – making it perfect for both internal and exter-nal applications. It is used in the manufacture of medical surgical instruments and in the pharmaceutical industry where cleanliness is absolutely key. The addition of molybdenum to its composition provides the A4 grade with a greater level of corrosion resistance making it suitable for use in salt water environments or certain chemical solutions.   

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