Transportation

Blind Bolt is an industry leader in the field of transportation. From the road to rail and back again, manufacturers appreciate the fact that Blind Bolt fastenings can be relied upon for strength, durability and ease of application.

Rail

Blind Bolt is the fastening of choice for many large rail refurbishment projects as it allows work to be carried out with the minimum of disruption to the travelling public. Its reliability as a high-performance fixing solution has also led to it being certified as the fastening of choice when installing AWS (automatic warning system) units onto steel sleepers.

AWS units have formed the backbone of the safety system for the mainline UK rail network since the 1950s, acting as an early warning system for drivers who need to know that status of signals on the line up ahead. Clearly, these units have to be fitted in a manner which is reliable and convenient, and signal and track engineers made the decision that Blind Bolt was the ideal fastening for the job.

Because they enable AWS units to be attached to the steel sleepers between rails without welding, M20 Blind Bolts represent the perfect solution, combining ease of use and convenience with strength, durability and the certainty that the AWS unit will stay in place. As a result, they are now used on all AWS systems throughout the UK.In addition to this, Blind Bolts are used to maintain rolling stock across the rail network by providers such as London Underground, are used in vintage steam engine maintenance and are the fixing of choice for many track component manufacturers.

The fact that no special tools are needed to utilise Blind Bolts makes them the ideal choice for transport infrastructure maintenance or construction projects. This is particularly the case when access may be limited or disruption for the travelling public needs to be kept to the absolute minimum.The strict safety standards and legal requirements which operate in the transportation sector are another reason why so many service providers, as well as manufacturers, turn to Blind Bolt. From large scale projects such as the refurbishment of infrastructure like train stations, to the day to day maintenance of rolling stock, commuters across the UK take advantage of the safety, convenience and effectiveness of Blind Bolt fastenings every single day of the year.


Road

The road transport sector presents many challenges similar to those offered by the railways. It deals with an environment in which moving parts are placed under constant stress, pressure and wear and tear, and it has to cope with a wide range of elements, from the heat of summer, through rain, to the freezing cold of winter. In the face of all of this, any fastenings used have to meet all regulatory standards as well as being able to cope with constant use. Bearing all of this in mind it’s no surprise that many sectors of the road transportation industry turn to Blind Bolts.

The products created by Blind Bolt for the automotive sector are often highly specialised in nature. These range from special headed fasteners such as wheel studs to fine pitch, hexagon headed parts. We produce these bolts in both metric and imperial measurements in order to comply with exactly what the manufacturers require. In addition, we supply high tensile galvanised and zinc plated products which have usually been phosphate and chemically blackened.

Whether these bespoke bolts are used by specialist and military vehicle producers or automotive component manufacturers, they demonstrate the versatility of Blind Bolts and our commitment to meeting the highly specialised demands of every sector we work with.

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