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Threaded Rods

by on Jun.10, 2010, under Fasteners

Threaded rods are metallic bars that are threaded to accept nuts and washers in various standard sizes. They are mostly used in any application where two pieces of material need to be fastened to each other. In other words, one or both ends of the threaded rod are inserted into pre-threaded holes, or in the same manner, bolts can be threaded onto either or both ends to draw the separate pieces of material together. These threaded rods are made of various materials and come in various sizes and finishes.

Buying Tips

Factors to consider are:

  • Standard
  • Thread type: Coarse or fine
  • Length
  • Thickness
  • Material
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Durability
Materials used:
  • Stainless steel
  • Carbon steel
  • Alloy steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Bronze etc.
Features of threaded rods:
The basic features of threaded rod are as follows:
  • Threaded rods are resistant to chemicals.
  • These rods are electrically insulating.
  • They are non-magnetic.
  • They are lightweight.
  • They have low thermal conductivity.
  • They reduce vibration and abrasion.
Applications of threaded rods:
Threaded rod is a essential, fast growing item for Industry, Home and Farm. It is used in many industries for many different applications. For any kind of pipe fitting applications, threaded rods are used. Today , threaded rod in a wide variety of sizes and length is widely accepted in the field of:

  • Fabrication
  • Plumbing
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Farm
  • Home
  • Electrical
  • Maintenance Repair Trades etc.
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Eye Bolts

by on Jun.10, 2010, under Eye Bolts, Fasteners

Eye bolts are special purpose bolts which are threaded with a loop or eye at one end. These type of bolts are used where external tension loads are to be applied. The eye of the bolt is used to anchor a cable, chain or rope . Eye bolts are used in different types of applications and they can pivot or swivel. They are available in various sizes and are made of various materials. They are provided either plain finish or hot dip galvanized. They are used in wide number of applications, including pipe fittings.

Buying tips

Certain specifications to consider before buying eye bolts are as follows:

  • Maximum load capacity: The maximum load which an eyebolt can handle.
  • Shank length: Shank length equals the thread length, for fully-threaded eyebolts.
  • Threaded length: Thread lengths for eyebolts are measured in English units like in inches (in) or metric units such as millimeters (mm).
  • Eye inside diameter (ID)
  • Eye thickness or Eye section diameter
  • Total weight
  • Material
Materials used:
  • Copper
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Stainless steel
  • Alloy
  • Titanium
  • Plastic
  • Rubber etc.
How to measure eye bolts?
Take the measurements of L, T, D, C. For dimensions, measure D×L×T×C.


Types of Eye Bolts:
There are four types of eyebolts. They are as follows:
  • Forged eyebolts: These eyebolts are forged instead of formed. They are one-piece fasteners offering higher load ratings.
  • Shoulder eyebolts: These eyebolts have a shoulder under the eye and the shoulder is installed flush with the mounting surface.
  • Thimble eyebolts: These eyebolts are designed with an opening that acts as a thimble for rope or wire to minimize wear.
  • Pivoting eyebolts: These eyebolts are designed in such a way to pivot 180°.
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