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Let’s talk about our M10 Hex Flange Screw Hexagon Head Bolts, proudly made by Speciality Metals. These bolts are a fantastic choice for any project where you need durability, versatility and low maintenance. Not only are they tough and hardy, but they also boast some impressive hygienic properties that make them perfect for use in a variety of industries – from agriculture to food production. Plus, thanks to their corrosion-resistant properties, you can rest assured that they’ll hold up even in tough environments. And with their secure fit, you won’t have to worry about any accidents or mishaps. So why not give our hex flange screws a try and see the difference for yourself?
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Top quality stainless steel hex flange screw supplied straight from Warrington, UK.
Apart from our extensive range of flange head screws, Speciality Metals stocks a variety of both standard fasteners and specialist fasteners, including both steel and stainless steel fasteners, nuts and bolts, screws and steel washers.
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Hex flange screws are a great choice for securely fastening two surfaces. Bolts with hexagonal heads are easily tightened or loosened with the appropriate tool. A high-quality M10 Hex Flange Screw from Speciality Metals offers a durable and versatile fastening solution. Stainless steel screws are corrosion-resistant and low-maintenance, making them a popular choice for a variety of applications. These screws are also extremely hygienic, making them ideal for applications in the food and beverage industry. The M10 Hex Flange Screw is a reliable and long-lasting solution for fastening equipment or securing structures.
We also offer washers that will compliment our range of screws and bolts perfectly.
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Selection: Choose the correct size, length and grade of the flange hexagon head screw bolt for your application. The size and length should be appropriate for the materials you are fastening, and the grade of stainless steel should be suitable for the environmental conditions.
Preparation: Prepare the surfaces to be joined. They should be clean, dry and free from any oil, grease or debris. If necessary, drill pilot holes for the bolts.
Insertion: Insert the bolt through the holes in the materials to be joined. The flange head should sit flush against the surface of the material.
Tightening: Tighten the bolt using a wrench or socket that fits the hexagonal head of the bolt. Apply even pressure while tightening. Do not overtighten as this can cause the material to deform or the bolt to fail. Follow the manufacturer’s torque specifications if available.
Checking: Once the bolt is tightened, check the connection to ensure it is secure and that the materials are properly joined.
Stainless steel flange head screws can be removed and reused, but there are a few important considerations to keep in mind:
Condition of the Screw: Check the condition of the screw once it has been removed. If there is any sign of damage, wear or deformation, it is recommended to replace the screw rather than reusing it.
Thread Condition: Ensure the threads of the screw and the threaded hole are in good condition and free from any debris or damage. Damaged threads can reduce the holding power of the screw and increase the risk of failure.
Torque: When reusing a screw, it is important to apply the correct torque when tightening. Over-tightening can cause the screw or the material being fastened to fail.
Application: Consider the criticality of the application. In non-critical applications, it may be acceptable to reuse screws, but in critical applications, it is often recommended to use new screws to ensure the maximum holding power and reliability.
Stainless steel is highly resistant to rust and corrosion due to the presence of chromium, which forms a protective oxide layer on the surface of the steel. However, stainless steel is not completely immune to corrosion. In certain aggressive environments, such as exposure to saltwater or certain chemicals, stainless steel can develop localised corrosion, such as pitting or crevice corrosion.
The resistance to corrosion of stainless steel flange head screws depends on the grade of stainless steel used. For example, 316 stainless steel has higher corrosion resistance compared to 304 stainless steel due to the presence of molybdenum.
To minimise the risk of corrosion, it is important to select the appropriate grade of stainless steel for the specific environmental conditions and to regularly inspect and maintain the screws and the structure they are used in. If there is any sign of corrosion, it is recommended to replace the screws and address the cause of the corrosion.
Yes, it is generally recommended to drill a pilot hole before installing stainless steel flange head screws, especially in hard materials or when using large screws. A pilot hole is a small hole drilled into the material before inserting the screw. This helps to guide the screw into the material, reduces the risk of splitting or cracking the material, and makes it easier to drive the screw in.
The diameter of the pilot hole should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw’s threaded portion. This ensures a tight fit and maximises the holding power of the screw.
It is also important to consider the thickness and type of material being fastened, as some materials may not require a pilot hole or may require a different size pilot hole. For example, soft materials like wood may require a smaller pilot hole compared to hard materials like metal or dense hardwoods.
Always consult the manufacturer’s instructions or a qualified professional if you have any doubts or questions about the correct size pilot hole or the installation of screws.
When storing stainless steel flange head screws, consider the following:
Environment: Store in a dry, cool and clean environment. Although stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, prolonged exposure to moisture or aggressive chemicals can cause surface staining or localised corrosion.
Packaging: Keep the screws in their original packaging until you are ready to use them. This helps to keep them clean and protects them from any environmental contaminants.
Separation: Do not store stainless steel screws in direct contact with other metals, especially carbon steel or iron, as this can cause galvanic corrosion.
Organisation: Store screws in a well-organised manner, preferably in a storage box with compartments for different sizes and types of screws. This helps to prevent mixing of different grades or sizes of screws and makes it easier to find the right screw when needed.
Quantity: Do not store more screws than you need for a reasonable period. Screws do not have an expiration date, but it is always better to have fresh stock rather than storing screws for a very long time.
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